Current Opportunities

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad)

The U.S. Department of State's Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad) program, provides competitive merit-based scholarships for U.S. citizens in secondary school (age 15-18.5) to study for one academic year in select countries.

Participants: U.S. high school students

Deadline: December 5, 2017 at 11:59pm PST

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National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

The NSLI-Y program provides merit-based scholarships for high school students and recent graduates to learn less commonly taught languages. Participants will spend a summer or academic year studying a language while immersed in the culture and day-to-day life of the host country.

Participants: U.S. high school students 

Deadline: November 2, 2017

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Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural immersion experiences for American undergraduate and graduate students in fourteen critical need languages.

Participants: U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. 

Deadline: November 15, 2017

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Hosting Opportunities

Want to learn more about hosting an exchange student? Interested in hosting a professional or scholar while they participate in training? How about hosting an international teacher?

Learn more about the exciting hosting opportunities available through U.S. State Department sponsored programs.

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