(New York, NY) CDS International, Inc. is currently seeking a host family for the 2009-2010 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. Participants, who are between the ages of 18 and 24, arrive in this country in early-to-mid August, study part-time for two terms at Dawson Community College and work at a paid internship in their respective fields from September 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. Host families receive upon request a modest monthly stipend to defray living expenses.
In the Dawson Community College area we are currently seeking a family, couple or single person interested in bringing a young German adult into his or her home for 6 or 11 months. If you would like to know more about the CDS program in our area, contact DCC Student Services, Administrative Assistant - Teresa Schulte at 1-406-377-9411. If you would like more information about CDS and the program administration from New York, please contact Beth Uding, Assistant Program Officer, at 212-497-3512 or [email protected]. CDS International is a private, non-profit organization established to promote international business and professional training.