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The Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program - As the name might indicate, the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (known in Germany as the Parlamentarisches Patenschafts-Programm or PPP) emphasizes learning about each country's political life. During organized trips to their host country's capital, students have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with US Congressional Representatives and German Bundestag Members during their year abroad to discuss issues related to their exchange year.

Because the CBYX program awards full scholarships to each qualifying student, the application and selection process is competitive, but well worth the extra effort. So, what are you waiting for? Living and studying in Germany as a Congress-Bundestag student, is just a click away!

ASSE is committed to helping exceptional North American students study abroad for a high school year. A limited number of scholarships are available each year to students demonstrating academic excellence and merit (minimum of ‘B+’ grade average (3.4) is required), as well as financial need.

Walter Danielson Scholarship – To honor Walter Danielson and his great achievements in establishing ASSE International to further international and cultural understanding, this scholarship covers 100% of the program fee, round trip airfare, one field trip in the host country, comprehensive ·insurance and monthly pocket money. One scholarship is awarded each year throughout North America.

ASSE Youth Exchange Ambassador Scholarship– One 90% scholarship is offered each year in your area. You only pay the program deposit, domestic travel to and from the international gateway and your own monthly pocket money.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, the following additional information is required beyond the standard application packet:

· Additional Essay: Typewritten, double spaced and two full pages in length, on the subject of "Why I would like to be an exchange student …".

· ASSE Representative Evaluation:  After your interview, your ASSE Representative will write an evaluation stating why you are especially deserving of a scholarship, including any special situations which warrant consideration.

· Financial Profile Form:  You will mail a complete copy of your family's most recent tax return and applicable W-2 and/or 1099 forms to your ASSE Regional Office

    The entire packet, including the program deposit fee**, is due no later than April 1st, 2024.

    **Selection is based upon academic record, the additional essay, your ASSE Representative's recommendation, financial need, and the overall appearance and neatness of your application packet (i.e., references, quality and originality of photo collage and "Dear Host Family" letter, etc.).