The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program was established by the U.S. Department of State in October, 2002 to provide scholarships for high school students (15-18.5 years) to spend up to one academic year in the U.S. The program is vital to expanding communication between the people of the United States and its partner countries in the program in order to promote mutual understanding and respect. Students live with a host family, attend a U.S. high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate Americans about their countries and cultures.
YES SCHOLARS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
- Live with an American family
- Study at a U.S. high school
- Participate in a youth leadership training program
- Experience U.S.