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.

YES Events & Opportunities

DC Orientation Alumni Instructors Needed!

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Apply now to be a DCO Alumni Instructor! Don't miss out on this opportunity to help next year's group of YES students during DC Orientations (DCO)! 

2017 YES Alumni Grants Award Competition

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Applications due March 1, 2017: The 2017 YES Alumni Grants Award Competition is now open for applications! The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) provides small grants to YES alumni to enable them to contribute to the social, economic, and civic development of their countries. Apply now with a group or as an individual! 

YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

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Applications due by April 7, 2017: Alumni from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand can apply for the opportunity to come to the U.S. for a month of professional fellowship in Fall 2017 as a YSEALI Professional Fellow. Find out more about the program and start your application!

The United States-Indonesia Society Travel Grants

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Applications due September 1, December 1, March 1, June 1: The United States-Indonesia Society Travel Grants awards grants of up to $2,000 to fund travel to Indonesia or to the United States. These grants are awarded to promote academic and other exchanges between the two countries. USINDO Travel Grants are open to U.S. and Indonesian citizens seeking to travel to Indonesia or the United States to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences.

SVSU YES Alumni Scholarship


No formal application is required: 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) program. The SVSU YES Alumni Scholarship is a renewable award of $1,500 per year throughout your studies at SVSU. No formal application is required.

Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany

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Applications accepted on a rolling basis: 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 and culture firsthand. Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies and economics. Candidates must be 18–30 years of age and enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university for the duration of the program. Two years of post-secondary instruction in German or the equivalent (extra language training is available, if needed) are required.

Cultural Vistas Train USA Program

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Applications accepted throughout the year: 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 through career-focused internships and training programs lasting up to 12 or 18 months. All applicants must be 18 years old and able to demonstrate recent experience in the field for which they are requesting an internship or training experience in order to participate. Applicants must also have related work or education within the 6 months prior to the program start date.

See more opportunities on the International Exchange alumni website.