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YES & YES Abroad

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. Scholarships for the YES Abroad program are also available to U.S. citizens attending high school (age 15-18) to spend one academic year in select countries.

 

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Second Annual Virtual Film Festival! Continue >
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18
Africa Region Innovation Camp Continue >
Dec
09
From Lebanon to Minnesota: A Fresh Start to a New Life Continue >
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18
A Season for Service in Wisconsin! Continue >
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11
An Inspirational Legacy Continue >
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09
Mahlathini Community Library Continue >

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Africa Region Innovation Camp

Africa Region Innovation Camp

This YES alumni workshop brought 18 alumni together to learn how to create innovative projects.
Second Annual Virtual Film Festival!

Second Annual Virtual Film Festival!

A screening was held for films created by YES alumni from around the world.
Thanksgiving in the West Bank

Thanksgiving in the West Bank

Alumni share their Thanksgiving experiences in the U.S.
Community Service is the Greatest Reward

Community Service is the Greatest Reward

YES student Kenza Jemmali from Tunisia totally gets the importance of community service!