Featured Programs

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) / Parlamentarisches Patenschafts-Programm für junge Berufstätige (PPP)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX/PPP) is a bilateral exchange between the U.S. and Germany that annually sends 75 Americans to Germany and 75 Germans to the U.S. for a yearlong program including host family stays, language training, university study, professional internships, and an intercultural experience as a citizen ambassador. The program is funded by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident interested in the program to Germany, please click here for more information. If you are based in Germany and interested in the program to the U.S., please click here for more information.

Cultural Vistas provides visa sponsorship that enables individuals to complete professional internships in the United States. Both students and recent graduates are able to complete internships in their area of study, such as business, engineering, IT, creative industries, hospitality management, and many others. Over 4,500 individuals from over 130 countries come to the U.S. annually to participate in the Train USA program through Cultural Vistas, gaining important professional and linguistic skills and personal development in a global context. This program page is also available in the following languages: العربية   |   中文   |   Español   |   Français   |   Deutsch   |   Polskie   |   русский Sign up to receive information on our free webinars and info sessions on the J-1 Visa. Sign Up

Unlike most international exchange programs which only cater to university students, Cultural Vistas’ Train USA program specifically caters to professionals who already have academic degrees. If you have already received an internship offer with a host company in the U.S., our Train USA program will enable you to stay in the country for up to 18 months as you gain experience within your professional field through the J-1 Trainee Visa.

Intern in Germany Program

The Intern in Germany Program (IGP) allows students studying outside the U.S. and Canada to immerse themselves in a German workplace and gain valuable intercultural experience along with relevant skills for their careers. The program is particularly appealing to students who have studied the German language and want to take their linguistic and professional skills to the next level by experiencing German workplace culture and society firsthand. Internships last up to 3 months and are fulltime (between 30-40 hours per week). If the internship is required by your program of study to complete your degree, internships longer than 3 months are also possible. Find out more about the program’s eligibility requirements, deadlines, and costs.

You are an accredited primary or secondary school teacher in your home country with at least three years of work experience. Your U.S. training can last between 1 – 3 years.


Virtual Internship Corps (concluded)

With the support of the German Foreign Office, Cultural Vistas provided 25 students and young professionals with the opportunity to enhance their professional development and to build an international network. Cultural Vistas matched all participants with established German host companies related to their academic background and personal preferences for an immersive virtual internship experience. Costs were covered by the financial support of the German Foreign Office. More information

Professional development program annually providing up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to work at leading Russian organizations.

Comprehensive professional development program in Germany for accomplished young Americans in business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy.

International Study Tours

Cultural Vistas arranges 10-15 day international tours in various countries in Europe and the U.S. around specific topics such as renewable energy, vocational education, entrepreneurship, new technologies, education, and others. Previous study tours have been funded by governments in the U.S. and E.U., universities, and companies. If you are interested in gaining new perspectives through international exchange for a group of students or young professionals, please contact us.

A multinational program providing U.S. university students with funded opportunities to enrich their academic learning through internship and immersion experiences in Germany, Argentina and Hong Kong.



The Department of State’s premier professional exchange, IVLP enables emerging world leaders to gain firsthand knowledge about the U.S., its people, policies, and culture through carefully designed short-term visits.

Reciprocal exchange providing career-building internships for students majoring in technical fields at host companies in the United States.


German-U.S. exchange of integration practitioners working with refugee and immigrant populations at the local level. Administered 2016-2018.


Cultural exchange for leading South Korean university students to study English, complete a professional internship, and travel in the United States.