YONKERS N.Y. -- Maiya Coleman, a student at Yonkers High School has been awarded the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship, which covers a year of study and cultural immersion in Germany.
The program is operated under funding by the U.S. Department of State and administered in the Northeast United States by AFS-USA, a worldwide nonprofit student exchange organization.
Coleman will be spending the 2015-16 academic year living with a German host family and attending a local high school.
She will serve as a “youth ambassador” from the United States for the academic year, while participating in educational, cultural and political events, including receptions and meetings with both German and American government officials.
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