The Council on Global Education and learning Trade (CIEE), a nonprofit research overseas and intercultural exchange business, declared that Plano West Senior Higher Faculty senior Liana Szabo is 1 of 250 high university learners from across the United States to be awarded the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Trade (CBYX) Scholarship for the 2021-22 academic 12 months. CBYX is a bilateral exchange method cosponsored by the U.S. Department of State and German Bundestag (Parliament).
As a CBYX scholar, Szabo will devote the academic yr in Germany residing with a host family, attending a German large college and participating in a language and cultural teaching method to acquire a superior understanding of German culture, language and daily daily life. Furthermore, there will be the chance to go to the German Bundestag, fulfill with American and German government officials, take part in intercultural seminars and check out the country via excursions to close by metropolitan areas and historic web pages.
Each individual calendar year, as a U.S. Division of Condition husband or wife, CIEE awards the completely-funded CBYX scholarship to 100 substantial-obtaining substantial school learners from 18 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, enabling youth from a numerous array of communities to take part in a total cultural-immersion expertise. The CBYX system, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag, was produced with a said aim of fostering mutual knowing and strengthening ties between Germany and the U.S. via citizen diplomacy. The plan is a public‐private partnership, leveraging the contributions of host households, educational institutions and local communities.
Not only do American learners go abroad to Germany, but German pupils also arrive to stay and research in the U.S. in buy to boost the exact same stage of being familiar with on both equally sides of the Atlantic. Considering that its inception in 1983, the method has permitted far more than 27,000 learners to grow their intercultural understanding, bolster their leadership abilities and develop into international citizens. Many participants have long gone on to study at leading schools and universities, with individuals getting to be component of a world-wide network of U.S. Section of Point out program alumni.
A lot more info about CBYX can be identified on the internet at exchanges.state.gov/cbyx or by way of telephone at 800-448-9944. German language abilities are not needed to implement for the scholarship. To study far more about internet hosting an intercontinental substantial college trade pupil coming to the Plano location for the 2021-22 educational 12 months, check out www.ciee.org/host-people.