American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange

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Eligibility & Application

Program Eligibility Details

To apply, you must be:

  • From Serbia or Montenegro, and;
  • Between the ages of 15-17.

For more program information, including specific application and eligibility details, please visit the American Councils' South East Europe A-SMYLE website.

Program Application Details

Round 1: Pre-Test

Students meeting the age and grade criteria are invited to take a 16 question, multiple choice English test. Locations and dates can be found on the American Councils website.

Round 2: English Proficiency and Essay Tests

Students who successfully complete Round 1 are invited to take a standardized EFL test. Students are also asked to write three in-class essays (in English) in response to specific questions.

Round 3: Application and Interviews

In round three, students are asked to submit complete applications and are interviewed. Less than 15 percent of original applicants are invited to complete applications. Applicants also participate in group interviews. These are conducted in the applicant's native language and led by recruiting staff members.

Round 4: Selection

American Councils-trained volunteer evaluators meet daily to carefully review the applications and complete the selection process. Finalists are chosen and the search for safe and appropriate host families, where the students will live while in the United States, begins.

Please visit the American Councils website for additional selection information.

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