The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Research Study (YES) Abroad 2019-2020 is open for applications. Moneyed by the U.S. Department of State, the YES Abroad program offers scholarships for secondary school trainees from nations with substantial Muslim populations to invest one scholastic year in the United States.

U.S. high school trainees who wish to experience another culture can request complete scholarships to study abroad next academic year through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Research Study (YES) Abroad program. As YES Abroad scholars, American high school trainees promote good understanding in between the United States and the host nation by forming long lasting relationships with the regional neighborhood.


For the 2019-2020 scholastic year, complete scholarships are readily available through YES Abroad to deal with host households and go to a regional high school for one scholastic year in nations that might consist of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, the Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. The merit-based scholarship covers the following program expenses for individuals: domestic and worldwide travel, tuition and associated scholastic preparation, lodgings with a host household, academic and cultural activities in the host nation, orientations, relevant visa costs, 3 meals daily, and medical protection.

Very first licensed by the U.S. Congress in the after-effects of September 11, 2001, the YES program looks for to increase interaction and understanding in between the United States and nations with substantial Muslim populations. YES Abroad is administered by a consortium of non-profit companies, consisting of American Councils for International Education, AFS-USA, AMIDEAST, and iEARN-USA


Complete scholarships for American high school trainees to live and study in Middle East, Africa, Asia, or the Balkans. Be familiar with Muslim culture first-hand and type long lasting relationships with your host household and neighborhood!

Click on this link to begin a 2019-2020 application or to access an application currently in development.

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