The Council on Intercontinental Schooling Trade (CIEE), a nonprofit research overseas and intercultural trade firm, announced that Plano West Senior Large University senior Liana Szabo is 1 of 250 higher faculty students from throughout the United States to be awarded the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Trade (CBYX) Scholarship for the 2021-22 tutorial 12 months. CBYX is a bilateral exchange system cosponsored by the U.S. Section of Point out and German Bundestag (Parliament).

As a CBYX scholar, Szabo will shell out the academic year in Germany dwelling with a host family, attending a German significant college and taking part in a language and cultural schooling application to achieve a far better comprehending of German society, language and daily daily life. In addition, there will be the opportunity to pay a visit to the German Bundestag, fulfill with American and German authorities officers, participate in intercultural seminars and investigate the nation through excursions to nearby cities and historic internet sites.

Each 12 months, as a U.S. Office of Condition partner, CIEE awards the thoroughly-funded CBYX scholarship to 100 significant-obtaining high university pupils from 18 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, permitting youth from a assorted array of communities to take part in a complete cultural-immersion practical experience. The CBYX plan, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag, was developed with a stated intention of fostering mutual knowledge and strengthening ties in between Germany and the U.S. via citizen diplomacy. The software is a public‐private partnership, leveraging the contributions of host households, educational establishments and nearby communities.

Not only do American students go overseas to Germany, but German college students also appear to dwell and examine in the U.S. in buy to encourage the identical stage of being familiar with on each sides of the Atlantic. Since its inception in 1983, the plan has permitted more than 27,000 students to expand their intercultural understanding, strengthen their leadership skills and grow to be world citizens. Numerous individuals have absent on to study at best schools and universities, with individuals getting to be portion of a worldwide network of U.S. Section of Point out method alumni.

Additional data about CBYX can be observed online at exchanges.point or by means of mobile phone at 800-448-9944. German language capabilities are not expected to utilize for the scholarship. To understand a lot more about internet hosting an worldwide high school exchange college student coming to the Plano region for the 2021-22 academic year, visit