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Alumni Opportunities

The YES Alumni Program wishes to engage YES alumni in building a worldwide YES community to continue building bridges as citizens around the world. The events offered aim to further engage YES alumni in the global community as well as provide opportunities that cultivate their leadership skills. The below events opportunities are organized by both the YES Alumni Program and other international organizations.

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Young Champions of the Earth

Young Champions of the Earth aims to celebrate and support individuals who have outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact.In 2018, seven Young Champions of the Earth will... read more

  Mar.13.18 - Apr.02.18
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Peace First MIni-Grant for Peacemaking Projects

Peace First is now accepting applications for 250 USD mini-grants for peacemaking projects. These projects should make a positive difference in a young person's communities through an approach grou... read more

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U40 Empowered: Women Entrepreneurs Powering The Digital Creative Industries

The U40 Empowered is searching for projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs in the digital creative industries. The fund is designed t... read more

  Feb.26.18 - Apr.16.18
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International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Investing in Creativity

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): Investing in Creativity, is now accepting proposals for a grant that awards up to 100,000 USD. IFCD promotes sustainable development and povert... read more

  Feb.26.18 - Apr.16.18
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Global Youth Empowerment Fund

The Global Youth Empowerment Fund is an initiative to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects. A partnership of Junior Chamb... read more

  Mar.01.18 - May.31.18
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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration invite youth from around the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the PLURAL+ theme... read more

  Feb.27.18 - Jun.03.18
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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK un... read more

  Feb.27.18 - Apr.17.18
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Spark Grant for Grassroot Women's Organizations

Spark provides grants from $1,000-$5,000 USD to grassroots women’s organizations working internationally. Spark takes a "human rights based approach" with its grant-making, supporting organizations... read more

  Feb.01.18 - Apr.01.18
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International Conference Narrating Human Rights (Southeast Asia)

The International Conference Narrating Human Rights: Issues of Migration, Discrimination, Protection of Human Rights in Southeast Asia has released a call for papers for their 2018 International Co... read more

  Feb.18.18 - Mar.30.18
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Penn-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Scholars 2018

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education offers up to two full tuition International Fellowships under the PennGSE–UNESCO Chair, founded in 2012. This Fellowship, under the aus... read more

  Feb.01.18 - Apr.01.18
Mophradat Grants For Artists From The Arab World


Mophradat is now accepting applications for their Grants for Artists – funding that supports contemporary arts initiatives in the Arab world. Mophradat is an international nonprofit arts association t... read more

  Feb.13.18 - Apr.01.18
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World Youth Essay Competition 2018

The World Youth Essay Competition is now accepting essay submissions. This competition is open to current high school and university students from all countries. There is no theme or topic restriction... read more

  Jan.01.18 - Mar.31.18
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Cultural Vistas Train USA Program

The Cultural Vistas Train USA Program provides university students, recent graduates, and professionals from around the world the opportunity to enhance their skills and experience the United States t... read more

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Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany provides the opportunity for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve their German language ability, and experience German life an... read more

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SVSU YES Alumni Scholarship

The SVSU YES Alumni Scholarship is awarded to international undergraduate and graduate students in recognition of exemplary academic achievement and participation in the Youth Exchange and Study (YES)... read more

  Rolling Applications

Happy 15th Anniversary!

15th Anniversary YES Programs