The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program is a scholarship program funded by the U.S. Department of State, and administered by AMIDEAST in countries throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa. The YES program allows high school students the opportunity to study for one academic year in the U.S., where they get the chance to have a different learning experience in the U.S. school system, live with an American family, make new friends, learn about the U.S. culture and at the same time, help Americans learn about the Libyan culture, society and traditions.
Students must complete the pre-application online, and send it back to AMIDEAST to the e-mail address provided below by no later than November 30th.
Note: American citizens are not eligible
The following are the ONLY majors available under the Tomorrow’s Leadership (TL) Scholarship for students beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.
Bachelor of Accounting degree
Bachelor of Arts degrees
Bachelor of Business Administration degree
Bachelor of Science degrees
* These degrees require over 120 credits for graduation. Students will only be accepted to these majors if they meet the additional requirements of that major (such as prerequisite science classes) and if they do not need pre-academic English courses (students with an IELTS score of under 6.0 may require pre-academic English).
The following are the ONLY majors available under the Tomorrow’s Leadership (TL) Scholarship for students beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Available majors are listed by university.
As of January 30, 2003, all sponsoring organizations are required to register students on the Student Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS). We have prepared this information sheet to help you understand SEVIS and your responsibilities.
SEVIS is an internet-based database that allows schools and other sponsoring organizations to transmit data regarding students to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Information (see list below) is logged into the database to notify the INS about any significant change or pertinent action taken in the student's academic career in the United States. U.S. embassies and consulates also have access to SEVIS.
We are working to engage women and girls across the region in educational and training opportunities that help them realize their full potential, contribute to the economic security of their families, and advance their societies.
The many scholarship and exchange programs AMIDEAST administers have benefitted an increasing number of bright young women from the region who are returning home with skills and knowledge that will change their lives for the better. In addition, several programs have sought to single out women to help strengthen their role in society as professionals, as educators, and as critical actors in civil society.
Through a handful of small specialized scholarship programs and scholarship search funds, AMIDEAST is working to open new doors for bright, non-elite youth to opportunities for higher education in the United States or at American-style universities in the region.
The Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund (DKSSF) is an AMIDEAST initiative dedicated to expanding access to U.S. undergraduate study for outstanding Arab students from disadvantaged backgrounds. [ + ]
AMIDEAST is actively engaged in a number of initiatives that are helping to expand global understanding "one person at a time."
Exchange programs for young people who otherwise would not have the opportunity to live in and directly experience American culture and society continue to be one of the best ways we know to build bridges of international understanding between Americans and people from different cultural backgrounds.
For over 40 years, AMIDEAST has been proudly associated with the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, one of several programs committed to preparing leaders capable of meeting the challenges of the future.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program selects participants based on their leadership potential. Through their programs of study and research at U.S. institutions of higher learning, Fulbright Scholars gain knowledge and skills, global expertise, and the confidence they will require to solve problems, guide their communities, and take leadership positions in cross-cultural settings. [ + ]
For over 50 years, AMIDEAST has been a leader in the area of fellowship and scholarship management. We have supported thousands of individuals from the Middle East and North Africa who have come to this country on scholarship and exchange programs to study for long and short periods of time.
These cross-cultural programs remain unparalleled as a means for improving and advancing understanding and dispelling stereotypes and misinformation.