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    Auf Wiedersehn East, Guten Tag CBYX

    By: Olivia Cohen  In a world where global connections are increasingly vital, studying abroad is an attractive option for students who want to expand their horizons. While there are a variety of programs to choose from, East students are particularly fond of the “Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange,” more commonly known as CBYX, which sends adventurous teenagers to live in Germany for 10 months. CBYX is jointly run by the German and U.S. governments as a way to cement positive relationships between the two countries.Through a full cultural and language immersion, this program intends to leave its participants feeling independent, informed, and with a better understanding of modern world-relations. During the exchange…

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    Wildcats’ wanderlust leads to international experiences

    By Kayla Miron While most East students report regular feelings of exhaustion, sophomore Adriana Lorenzini and junior Amos Pomp must tackle culture and language gaps in addition to the usual struggles of high school. Instead of taking classes in Chapel Hill, Lorenzini and Pomp are currently studying abroad in Germany and Israel respectively. Lorenzini  left on her 10-month program to Vreden, Germany in early August, hopeful that the experience would help her become a better global citizen. She departed hoping to sharpen her unrefined desire to work in European politics. She also hopes that studying abroad will also allow her better cultural understanding and appreciation. “I’m here in Germany because…