Application deadline approaches for student exchange scholarship

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The application deadline for U.S. Department of State’s scholarships to study in Germany for American high school students living in the Northeast is Jan. 8.

These scholarships fully fund high school students to study for the 2015-16 academic year. By living with a host family and attending a local high school, participants learn the German language, immerse themselves in the culture and serve as youth ambassadors from the United States.

Since 1983, the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program has provided scholarships to over 23,000 American and German students.

To learn more about the scholarship, visit www.usagermanyscholarship.org. Residents of the Northeast region can call 800-AFS-INFO, ext. 2216, or email Sara Dubois at sdubois@afsusa.org for details.

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AFS-USA is a worldwide, nonprofit organization that has been a leader in providing intercultural programs for over 65 years. Each year the organization sends more than 1,000 U.S. students abroad, provides approximately $3 million in scholarship and financial aid and welcomes more than 2,300 international high school students to be hosted by U.S. high schools and families.

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