Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program was established in October, 2002 and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to provide scholarships for high school students (15-17 years) from countries with significant Muslim populations 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 the partner countries in the interest of promoting mutual understanding and respect. Students live with host families, attend 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.
AMIDEAST made its entry into Kuwait in 1992. During this time of need, AMIDEAST was able to quickly begin providing much-needed educational services to the country’s students and professionals. We have provided advise on various U.S. educational opportunities to over 50,000 students since our inception.
Our AMIDEAST office is equipped with computers which individuals may use to research various educational and training programs in the United States. AMIDEAST Kuwait administers most of the major exams required for study in the U.S., including the TOEFL®, GRE® and SAT®.
Academic and Cultural Exchange