Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES)

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At-a-Glance

The YES program provides scholarships for high school students (ages 15-17 years) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend up to one academic year in the United States. Students live with host families, attend high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and educate Americans about their countries and cultures. Approximately 900 students travel to the United States each year.

Program Length

U.S. Academic Semester or Year

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public applications are accepted.

Visit the YES program's website for eligibility criteria and additional program information.

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