CPCC Seeking Host Families for German Exchange Program Students

CPCC in conjunction with CDS International Inc., (New York, N.Y.) is currently seeking two Charlotte host families for the 2015-2016 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.

The program is an on-going, reciprocal exchange for career-minded young adults, and is supported by both the American and German governments. The program finances the costs for language training and study at American colleges. German participants, who are between the ages of 18 and 24, arrive in U.S. in early- to mid-August, study for the fall term at a local community college and work at a paid internship in their respective fields from January through the end of June. They return as a group to Germany following a mid-July seminar at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

All participants are fully covered by a comprehensive medical insurance, are furnished a J-1 work visa by the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and are required to purchase their own automobiles. Upon request, a modest monthly stipend is available to host families to defray living expenses.

CPCC’s program is currently seeking two families, couples or single individuals who are interested in bringing a young German adult into their home for six or eleven months. If you would like to know more about the program, please contact Nadine Russell, director of Global Learning at CPCC, at 704.330.6167 or at global.learning@cpcc.edu.