NEW YORK, NY -- The application deadline for U.S. Department of State's scholarships to study in Germany for American high school students living in the Northeast is Jan. 8. These scholarships fully fund high school students to study for the 2015-2016 academic year. By living with a host family and attending a local high school, participants learn the German language, immerse themselves in the culture and serve as youth ambassadors from the United States.

Since 1983, the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program has provided scholarships to over 23,000 American and German students. One of the current U.S. students, Delphine of Massachusetts, is soaking up the experience and writes that "the people I've met in Germany have left such a positive impression on me, and I hope to do the same to them. As an exchange student, I am representing the country I come from everywhere I go, and with every one of my actions. It is therefore very important to leave good impressions on the people I meet.

To learn more about the scholarship, visit AFS-USA administers the program in CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI and VT for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, a division of DOS. Residents of the NE region can call (800) AFS-INFO, ext. 2216 or email Sara Dubois at for details.

AFS-USA is a worldwide, non-profit organization that has been a leader in providing intercultural programs for over 65 years. Each year the organization sends more than 1,000 U.S. students abroad, provides approximately $3 million in scholarship and financial aid and welcomes more than 2,300 international high school students to be hosted by U.S. high schools and families.


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