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CBYX 2018-2019!!!

TheSagaofElisonTheSagaofElison Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Since it seems like an actual thing at this point that there's a forum page for a CBYX application year, I'm deciding to make it this year since it's likely applications will open up soon! I'm from the CIEE region, specifically Virginia. I feel like us Northern Virginia people might be better off in AFS but I won't complain since it seems AFS is even more competitive than CIEE XD. This was mainly made to let us CBYX 2018-2019 hopefuls connect with each other and share posts, videos, and advice that will help each other through the application process!

If there are any alumni lurking around for whatever reason, even if you're from NSLI-Y or another State Department program, please give us your advice! ^_^

Replies to: CBYX 2018-2019!!!

  • haylierhaylier Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Another CIEE region applicant here! I'm from Florida, though. I'll also be applying to NSLI-Y and YES Abroad this year. Unfortunately I'm a senior who didn't discover these programs until this year, so I'll be applying for a gap year.
  • TheSagaofElisonTheSagaofElison Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited September 7
    @haylier Eyyy, CIEE applicants! That sucks that you just found out about the programs, though, but if it helps at all about the fact that you'll be taking a gap year, studying abroad looks really good on college applications. I know someone who did application processing for Stanford and she said that the thing that colleges do is look for something that makes you stand out, and what better than a year abroad under one of the State Department's scholarship programs! I have a certain amount of luck as I am an itty-bitty freshman who has a lot of chances to apply as I found out about this in a flyer at a State Department Model United Nations Conference in May this year, but I hope that I can do it in my sophomore year so I don't have a panic attack over the SAT in junior year! I wish you the best of luck in your application!
  • Halo4tureHalo4ture Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Hi! I'm a CBYX applicant in the FLAG region (southeast Texas) Hopefully I will be doing this program for my junior year!
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