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.
The Binational Fulbright Commission administers the half-century old, prestigious Fulbright program which seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Jordan by awarding grants and fellowships to Jordanian students, teachers and scholars to study, teach, lecture and conduct research in the United States and to American academics to engage in similar activities in Jordan. These grants are offered, Kingdom-wide, on a rigorously competitive basis with grants awarded to individuals selected on the basis of academic excellence and professional qualifications. These scholarships are offered to Jordanian graduate students for higher study and research abroad for either Masters or Ph.D. degree-seeking Candidates. AMIDEAST/Jordan works closely with the Fulbright Commission to facilitate the application and university selection process.