Cultural Vistas offers two different 12-week programs in Chile: a four-week Spanish language course and an eight-week internship (language/internship option) or a 12-week internship (internship option). All internships are unpaid; however, scholarships are available to qualified participants.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applications must be submitted at least 3 to 4 months before desired start date.
Applications for summer are due January 15.
The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve German language abilities, and experience German life and culture firsthand.
Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies, and economics.
Most internships are 3 to 12 months in length and have flexible start dates.
Many internships are paid and scholarships are available to qualified participants who receive unpaid internships. Participants will receive a scholarship application following acceptance to the program. A limited number of language course stipends are also available for those who qualify.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals is a work/study fellowship program that gives participants an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany, with a strong focus on cultural exchange. Funded by the U.S. Congress and German Parliament (Bundestag), the cultural immersion program enables 75 Americans every year to study, intern, and live with hosts in Germany.
The program year consists of:
- 2 months of intensive German language instruction at the Carl Duisberg Centren in Cologne, Radolfzell, or Saarbruecken (No prior German language skills required!)
- A semester (4 months) of classroom instruction in your career field at a German university or vocational school
- A 5-month internship in a German-speaking environment in your career field, all while living with a German host or in a shared apartment.
CBYX for Young Professionals is open to candidates in all career fields. Applicants from a broad range of backgrounds are selected for the program each year. Candidates in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply. Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is strongly preferred. Previous recipients of Congress-Bundestag scholarships are not eligible to apply.