Aug. 16, 2018

Gap Year Abroad with Izzy

Gap Year Abroad with Izzy

Instead of heading to college straight after high school, 19-year-old Izzy took a gap year and head to Germany with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX), specifically the Vocational Youth Exchange.


Season 1, Episode 7. Instead of heading to college straight after high school, 19-year-old Izzy decided to take a gap year and head to Germany with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX), specifically the Vocational Youth Exchange.

CBYX is a nearly fully-funded year-long program that brings American teens to Germany for a year of immersion into German culture and language. While staying with host families, teens work a variety of internships in fields that interest them so that they can learn more about what they want out of their upcoming college years and future career.

Izzy has fully embraced this opportunity to learn about herself and the world. Her German has become flawless, she's made incredible contacts both socially and professionally, and she's taken on some tough life problems, like learning to choose what's best for yourself instead of what pleases those around you, deciding between country life and city life, and managing familial relationships as an adult, rather than a kid.

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