The Council on Global Schooling Trade (CIEE), a nonprofit review overseas and intercultural exchange firm, announced that Plano West Senior High School senior Liana Szabo is one of 250 significant faculty students from throughout the United States to be awarded the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Scholarship for the 2021-22 educational 12 months. CBYX is a bilateral trade plan cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Point out and German Bundestag (Parliament).
As a CBYX scholar, Szabo will commit the academic calendar year in Germany living with a host relatives, attending a German higher faculty and participating in a language and cultural education software to acquire a greater comprehending of German culture, language and each day lifetime. Moreover, there will be the possibility to go to the German Bundestag, meet up with with American and German govt officials, participate in intercultural seminars and investigate the country by way of excursions to close by cities and historic websites.
Each individual calendar year, as a U.S. Division of Point out husband or wife, CIEE awards the entirely-funded CBYX scholarship to 100 superior-accomplishing higher faculty learners from 18 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, permitting youth from a numerous array of communities to participate in a entire cultural-immersion working experience. The CBYX system, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag, was developed with a said goal of fostering mutual knowledge and strengthening ties between Germany and the U.S. through citizen diplomacy. The software is a public‐private partnership, leveraging the contributions of host families, academic establishments and neighborhood communities.
Not only do American learners go overseas to Germany, but German students also occur to live and examine in the U.S. in buy to encourage the similar degree of being familiar with on each sides of the Atlantic. Given that its inception in 1983, the plan has permitted extra than 27,000 pupils to develop their intercultural comprehending, bolster their leadership abilities and develop into global citizens. Numerous participants have absent on to examine at top colleges and universities, with participants turning into portion of a world-wide network of U.S. Department of State plan alumni.
Additional data about CBYX can be discovered on line at exchanges.state.gov/cbyx or by using mobile phone at 800-448-9944. German language abilities are not expected to implement for the scholarship. To master more about web hosting an worldwide substantial school trade scholar coming to the Plano area for the 2021-22 tutorial year, take a look at www.ciee.org/host-households.