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  1. Gain a Competitive Edge: Learn Hindi in India!

    Anna Stewart, a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Alumna, tells us how learning Hindi in India on her CLS gave her a competitive edge!

  2. American Abroad Student of the Month – October 2014

    Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad student Erica Anderson is an active member of her Pietermaritzburg, South Africa community, participating in many activities and clubs.

  3. American Abroad Student of the Month – November 2014

    National Security Language Initiative for Youth participant Sam Christensen volunteers teaching English at the local primary school in Changzhou, China while improving his Mandarin language skills.

  4. American Abroad Student of the Month - February 2015

    Since arriving in her host city of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alessandra has shown a remarkable understanding of cultural differences and an impressive eagerness to immerse herself into the local community.

  5. American Abroad Student of the Month - March 2015

    Brendan Ryan, a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) participant studying Chinese in Taiwan, has quickly become an active and enthusiastic member of his new community in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

  6. American Abroad Student of the Month - April 2015

    Easton, Massachusetts native Daniel Herschlag hit the ground running when he landed in Bosnia and Herzegovina for his YES Abroad exchange program, learning the language quickly and getting involved with numerous clubs and volunteer organizations.

  7. American Abroad Student of the Month - May 2015

    Precious King, American Abroad Student of the Month for May, radiates ambassadorial spirit and contributes to her community in Accra, Ghana through volunteering, learning the local languages, participating in sports at her school, and joining in local dance traditions.

  8. American Abroad Student of the Month - October 2015

    Tiarra from Connecticut's cheerful demeanor, dedication to learning Korean, and volunteering to teach English at a local community center makes her an ideal classmate, tutor, and friend.

  9. November 2015 - American Abroad Student of the Month

    Olympia, Washington native Fay Lee seeks out opportunities to share her American experience with her Malaysian peers in her host city of Shah Alam by facilitating discussions between her fellow YES alumni and her Malaysian peers.

  10. December 2015 - American Abroad Student of the Month

    Georgia native Maxwell Meyers fully embraced the YES Abroad program's ideals by going above and beyond to learn about his host country Macedonia and share his American culture through presentations at a local high school and volunteering with a living library project, among many other activities.

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