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CBYX Berlin Day 2018

American Participants in the CBYX Program are Celebrated at a Reception

June 14th, 2018
Berlin Global, News from Berlin
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On June 8th, 2018 the Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin hosted a reception for the 350 American Participants in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX).

Funded by both the U.S. Department of State and the German Bundestag, the CBYX program allows both American and German young professionals to spend a year in each other’s countries. During this time, the students age 18-24 are able to study, complete an internship, and be immersed in both the culture and the language of the foreign country.

The American citizens in Germany completed two months of language training, studied at a university for four months, and were able to complete an internship in their field for five months. Students in this program lived with a host family in Berlin for the past year. This event was the culmination of the program.

The Deputy Chief of Mission, Kent Logsdon, and Kerstin Radomski, a member of Parliament, gave speeches at the event. Embassy officers also presented about careers in foreign affairs at the Berlin Day reception too. Before the event, the CBYX students received the chance to visit the Bundestag while attending a Q&A with Wolfgang Schäuble, the Bundestag President.

The CBYX participants enjoyed singing and dancing at the event as the 350 participants capped off Berlin day by joining together to sing the National Anthem.

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