[PAST EVENT] J.D. William & Mary School of Law 2010 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

October 8, 2012
2pm - 3pm
Cohen Career Center, Presentation Rooms A&B
180 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Presented by Nichole C. Alling, J.D. William & Mary School of Law 2010

The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in each participant's career field.

The CBYX for Young Professionals program is intended primarily for young adults in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply.

Participants actively participate in securing their internship positions with assistance from our partner organization in Germany, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, and are expected to cover incidental expenses as well as represent the United States diplomatically while abroad.

Program Benefits
- Full-year scholarship including round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, and program-related travel costs in Germany
- Two months German language training in Germany
- Four months of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
- Five-month internship in a German-speaking work environment
- Accommodations in a German home or student residence
- Orientation, midyear, and final evaluation seminars
- In-country support throughout the program
- Health and accident insurance

Candidates for CBYX must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- 18-24 years old at the beginning of the program
- Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
- Completed general coursework in target internship field at a community college, college, or university
- Completed some relevant work experience (short-term, volunteer, or internship) in target internship field
- Previous knowledge of the German language is preferred, but is not required
- Ideal candidates have clear career goals, good communication skills, and exhibit flexibility and diplomacy

Please note that previous Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for High School Students or Vocationalists may not apply.

Application Deadline
December 1, 2012 for the 2013-2014 program year.

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