Two South Carolina Honors College students, Caroline Favret and Jahleel Johnson, are headed to Germany this summer as participants in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. They will receive funding and additional support for an immersive, yearlong experience in Germany.
Why it matters: This exchange program opens doors for students of any academic program by providing a fully-funded experience with international partners. Participants develop their cultural and professional skills while making international connections.
Favret and Jahleel will complete a three-prong program as participants in this exchange:
- Language immersion and intensive training in German
- Academic study for one semester at a German university
- Career-related internship in a German-speaking company or organization
Who they are:
- Caroline Favret is a senior international business and economics major. She currently serves as director
of the Congressional Advisory Board and president of the Waverly After School Program
and recieved the 2022 Caroliniana Award for her leadership and service. She plans
to pursue a career that combines her passion for service and policy.
- Jahleel Johnson is a junior political science and German major who plans to work in national security and politics. He is involved in the Daily Gamecock and SGTV and has served as an intern for Congressman James Clyburn. Johnson is also a recipient of the T. Moffat Burris political science scholarship and Gerda Jordan German scholarship.
National Fellowships & Scholar Programs provides support for students applying to the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange. For more information about the program or other external funding opportunities, contact National Fellowships & Scholar Programs.