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Three Florida Students Receive Vocational Youth Exchange Scholarships

Three graduating high school seniors from Florida will have an opportunity to live in Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program.

Students Ryan Kelly and Christopher Szczerba, Jr., both from Titusville High School, and Austin S. Miles from Melbourne High School, will live with a host family to learn more about the German language and culture. Additionally, these students will gain hands-on work experience through an internship with a German company.

Conceived by the United States Congress and the German Bundestag (Parliament), this program is designed to strengthen ties between Germany and the United States. Past participants have been placed in such diverse fields as the arts, architecture, auto mechanics, carpentry, child care, computers, law enforcement, culinary arts, health care, hotel management, international affairs and journalism.

The Florida Department of Educationís Division of Workforce Education coordinates this scholarship program. To learn more, go to