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Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program offers secondary school students ages 15 to 18 the opportunity to spend a year in Germany living with host families, attending a German school, and participating in community life. Additional CBYX programs are available for young professionals ages 18-24, and graduating seniors from vocational high schools. Prior German language skills are not required.

In German, to "bring two things under a hat" ("zwei Dinge unter einen Hut bringen") means to successfully juggle them.

German American Partnership Program

The German American Partnership Program (GAPP), the largest high school exchange program between the United States and Germany, allows around 12,000 students to travel across the Atlantic each year.

Carl Duisberg Centren

Carl Duisberg Centren is a leading enterprise in the area of international training and qualification. Each year, Carl Duisberg Centren provide knowledge of foreign languages and intercultural competence, experience abroad and international expertise to several thousand people from all over the world. The Carl Duisberg Centren organize half-year or whole-year school stays for foreign high school students at schools in Germany - Gymnasium or Gesamtschule –from the 9th or 10th grade upwards.

Partnership International e.V.

Partnership International e.V. is a volunteer-based, non-profit exchange organization founded by Fulbright alumni in 1961. Former US Senator J. William Fulbright served as Partnership's Honorary President until he died in 1995. For more than 50 years, Partnership has been organizing international exchange programs for young people. The Partnership International e.V. high school program provides the opportunity for students to become members of a German family and attend a German secondary school for either a semester or an academic year. This challenging experience allows young people to discover German life and traditions, and to learn the language of famous poets like Goethe and Heine. After an unforgettable exchange experience, students return home full of memories, long-lasting friendships, and ideas on how to proceed with their young lives.

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