Tinley Park student receives Congress-Bundestag Fellowship
June 7, 2012 2:00PM
Updated: July 11, 2012 6:04AM
Brendan Witry, of Tinley Park, has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a yearlong, federally funded fellowship for study and work in Germany.
Witry has studied at DePaul University and was selected as one of 75 participants nationwide from more than 500 applicants for the fellowship program.
Since 1984, more than 1,600 Americans have been awarded the opportunity to gain cultural, theoretical and practical work experience in Germany. Witry will be participating in the 29th year of the CBYX program.
While in Germany, Witry will attend a two-month intensive German language course; study at a German university or professional school for four months; and complete a five-month internship with a Germany company in his career field (operations management).
Participants are placed throughout Germany and have the opportunity to learn about everyday German life from a variety of perspectives.
Conceived and supported by members of the United States Congress and the German Parliament (Bundestag), the CBYX program is financially supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act, and by the Bundestag. Participants come from nearly every career field and from all over the United States.
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