Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship; John Price Interview

“The granny with its 93 years has persuaded me violently,” says John Price, the new PPP Fellow of Deputies Andreas Lenz for the district Erding. PPP – the Parliamentary Sponsorship Program – is a scholarship of the German Parliament and the US Congress, which a year allows each year 360 pupils and students aged 15 to 17 years or young professionals and trainees to 24 years from Germany exchanges in the United States. They are living with host families and visit, depending on the age at school or work placements in companies.

Where it goes not know Hans. “The launch is only once in New York. There, namely the introduction seminar takes place,” says the 23-year-old. John comes from Hundsöd in the municipality Lengdorf. He learned the profession of manufacturing mechanic. He is under the PPP a candidate with “artisan Bonus”. It is during his stay in the USA to complete a vocationally oriented internship. “I would like to refine my English,” he says, “because I want to do later in my career with different people and customers from different cultures and countries.” Likewise, he is also interested in the policy on the continent. The fellows stay with a host family in America. Again, the young man is looking forward to new contacts and experience in living together. John is also aware that there may be difficulties: “homesick – clear is the view,” he says, “but it must take into account one with such problems then you have to get the best possible deal and you can intervene in it.”.

Andreas Lenz is sure to have found a particularly good price Youth Ambassadors: “John has a positive aura and represents its positions confidently and prudently.”

John Price but will not only take but also give, “When Bayer can be as culturally to pass very much!” The leather pants must in the luggage. Not take the case is “Mamas Schweinebraten2, the young man says with a wink,” that is me already missing “. And his Sportfreunde. Hans is a youth coach at FC Lengdorf and plays actively in the football team. But America is a sport-loving country and the deputy is sure that John will find there quickly in a team to meet new people. in general, he expects a “godfather” that John regularly reports from the US, with reports, small videos or photos. “But if it also are any problems, I’m contact “promises the deputies. with today’s technology, the communication to the other side of the pond is feasible.” uncle and aunt I have Skype set up “reports of future scholarship,” and want my Spezln anyway take the opportunity to visit me over there.”

Andreas Lenz concludes: “. You can really be proud of you, to have been chosen here, the experiences that you will collect this year, none of you will even be able to take more.”

Applications for the next round of the Parliamentary sponsorship program are still ongoing. “For the program year 2015/16 an application on the website of the German Bundestag is again possible,” said the constituency MPs Andreas Lenz. “I am looking forward to the next candidates!”


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