Study Abroad: High School Student/Teacher STEM Exchanges, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Germany


The High School Study Abroad Program sends students from U.S. high schools to German high schools for either one semester (Aug-Jan or Jan-July) or one academic year Aug-July. Students study with local peers and teachers, and must be capable of attending classes taught solely in German. Applicants must be between the ages of 15-18 and maintain an average high school GPA of at least 2.5 in order to be eligible.

Agencies Involved: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Key Dates: Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program is a full scholarship program sending 250 students from the U.S. to Germany every year to live and study in Germany for a one-year term. Out of all candidates selected, a chosen 50 will be given the title of Youth Ambassador, and assigned to complete an Ambassador Project while undergoing the program. The program is exclusively developed for students from Puerto Rico and the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and maintain a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Agencies Involved: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), U.S. Congress, German Bundestag (Parliament)

Key Dates: Application deadline December 1, 2013


The CENIDE Nano Summer Program is a seven-week international academic program focusing on the exciting and emerging field of nanotechnology. It was successfully held in 2012 for the first time, when 16 students from 10 different countries participated. The program is designed for outstanding students from all over the world in their third to fifth academic year with a major in science or engineering. 

Agencies Involved: Center for Nano Integration Duisburg Essen (CENIDE) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; ConRuhr North America, New York, NY

Key Dates: 2014 application deadline TBA