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Whitney Williams Selected for CBYX Program in Germany!

USC Upstate student, Whitney Williams has been accepted to participate in the 2010-2011 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals! Whitney is one of 75 participants chosen out of a pool of over 630 applicants in the most competitive application year in the program’s history.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (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 a participant’s career field.

The CBYX for Young Professionals program is intended primarily for young adults in business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. Participants actively participate in securing their internship positions with assistance from CDS’s partner organization in Germany, InWEnt, and are expected to cover incidental expenses as well as represent the U.S. diplomatically while abroad.

On behalf of USC Upstate Students, Faculty, and Staff, we congratulate Whitney Williams! For more information about the CBYX for Young Professionals program, visit their Web site.

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