Youth Programs Update: May 21, 2020

Youth programs include the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX), Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), Jovenes en Accion, National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES), YES Abroad, Youth Leadership, TechGirls, and Youth Ambassadors programs.

General Update

As circumstances are evolving, all CBYX, FLEX, NSLI-Y, and YES academic year scholarship recipients and hosts should remain in close contact with the appropriate implementing partner organization for information.

Questions about individual situations should be directed to our implementing partners. The U.S. Department of State is coordinating closely with partner staff, who are providing support to finalists and hosts.

Program Specific Updates

Summer 2020 Programs

NSLI-Y summer programs, Youth Ambassadors, and Youth Leadership programs:

In-person activities are canceled. Virtual programs are moving forward.

Academic Year Programs

The U.S. Department of State and the German Bundestag have made the decision to delay the start of the CBYX Program in academic year 2020-2021. Partner organizations are in direct communication with participants and hosts regarding the delay for specific program components. This delay affects only the CBYX Program and no other academic year youth programs.

An update regarding FLEX, NSLI-Y academic year, YES and YES Abroad academic year programs will be made by late June.