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YES & YES Abroad

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, provides scholarships for secondary school students (age 15-17) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the United States. Scholarships for the YES Abroad program are also available to U.S. citizens attending high school (age 15-18) to spend one academic year in select countries.

 

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YES Class of 2015 Begins! Continue >
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Project Design Training in Jordan Continue >
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An Immediate Start to an Exchange Experience Continue >
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Harvesting Potatoes and Cultivating Friendships Continue >
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Sharing Culture through Food Continue >
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Sharing Cultures and Making Meaningful Relationships Continue >

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Sharing Culture through Food

Sharing Culture through Food

Nassim prepares a traditional meal to share with his host family.
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Update on "Education for Everyone" Alumni Grant Project

Muhammad shares his progress so far in Balochistan.
Sharing Cultures and Making Meaningful Relationships

Sharing Cultures and Making Meaningful Relationships

Ramsha from Pakistan reflects on 9/11 and the importance of cultural exchange.
Tunisia and Tennessee Come Together to Commemorate 9/11

Tunisia and Tennessee Come Together to Commemorate 9/11

Wassim from Tunisia attends community fire department 9/11 tribute.
YES Class of 2015 Begins!

YES Class of 2015 Begins!

Over 800 new students arrive to begin their exchange year in the United States.