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Impact on Host Schools and Communities


YES students engage in host communities through community service, cultural exchange events, and extracurricular activities.

Community Service

Community service is one of the pillars of the YES program. Since 2003, YES students have completed over 850,000 hours of community service in the United States.

International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and Department of State to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Last year, YES students gave 5,340 presentations that reached 580 host communities and 98,700 Americans.

Extracurricular Activities

95% of YES students are involved with extracurricular activities at their host schools such as sports teams, band, debate team, and many more.