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PCC Global Seeking Host Family for Student Participating in U.S.-German CBYX Program

WINTERVILLE—PCC Global is seeking applications from families interested in hosting a German exchange student who will study at Pitt during the 2017-18 academic year.

According to Pitt Community College Student Support Manager/PCC Global Director Amelia Martin, the student is participating in the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX). The program was established by the U.S. Congress and German Bundestag to promote cultural understanding between the people of the United States and Germany.

Each year, CBYX provides 150 young professionals (75 American and 75 German) the opportunity to spend a year in each other’s countries studying, interning, and living with host families. More than 1,800 Americans, representing all 50 states, and 2,300 Germans from 16 Bundesländer have participated in the program in its 33-year history. PCC biotechnology graduate John Tate studied in Germany through CBYX in 2014.

Martin said the German student who will attend PCC is a 20-year-old male. He will be in America from August 11 until the middle of June, she said, adding that additional details about the student will be shared with his potential host family.

Host families, who receive a $225-monthly stipend, are expected to provide two meals a day and a private bedroom for students. They are asked to welcome the students into their home and family life and share their culture with their guests while learning from them as well.

Students must pay for their personal expenses, such as a cell phone and car insurance. They are expected to participate in family life and household chores and must purchase a car, unless public transit is available.

Families interested in hosting PCC’s exchange student must complete an application and home visit in order to gain approval. For more details or to request an application, contact Martin at acmartin823@my.pittcc.edu or (252) 493-7480.


06/19/2017