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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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Meet a YES Alumna Changemaker! Continue >
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18
Voice of America: YES Edition Continue >
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17
YES Alumni Webinar: GYSD- Helping Others on a Budget Continue >
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Exchange is like a Box of Chocolates Continue >
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19
Thank You YES Host Families! Continue >
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Trips, Friends, Learning - Civic Education Week '15 Continue >

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Exchange is like a Box of Chocolates

Exchange is like a Box of Chocolates

Eman from Pakistan shares lessons she has learned from the YES program at Ayusa's Annual Conference.

Meet a YES Alumna Changemaker!

Yanti from Indonesia brought together a team of students to implement an eco-friendly social entrepreneur project.
Trips, Friends, Learning - Civic Education Week '15

Trips, Friends, Learning - Civic Education Week '15

Anosh describes the many meaningful experiences she had during Civic Education Week.
Thank You YES Host Families!

Thank You YES Host Families!

YES Alumna Razie from Bulgaria expresses her heartfelt thanks to host families around the U.S.