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The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, provides scholarships for secondary school students (age 15-17) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the United States. 

 

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Impacting over 8500 participants
Third Annual Alumni Association Leader Training

Third Annual Alumni Association Leader Training

Alumni leaders from 24 countries met in South Africa for leadership training!
Creation of a Global Citizen

Creation of a Global Citizen

"I knew that this was my moment and thus embarked on a journey of self-discovery."
Qatar to Cairo: Ongoing Medical Books Drive

Qatar to Cairo: Ongoing Medical Books Drive

YES alumnus Ahmed shares his perspectives on a growing project.
Volunteering and Making a Difference

Volunteering and Making a Difference

"If all teenagers had the chance to experience another culture and religion, we would all understand each other better."
WYLET Alumnus Brings Teaching Experience Back to his Village

WYLET Alumnus Brings Teaching Experience Back to his Village

Israel is using lessons learned during WYLET to inspire English language learning.