YES Programs



Three Bahraini Alumnae Set Sail Around the World

Qunoot In Texas

After participating in the YES program, our alumni’s curiosity to explore the world is ignited. Such is the case for Reem Al Muraikhi, Eman Fateel, and Qunoot Fadhul. These three young women are continuing to engage in youth leadership opportunities on a global scale. 

Reem and Eman were selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in a Japanese government-funded youth exchange program called Ship World for Youth (SWY). They sail across the globe, and spend time in Tokyo leading cross-cultural exchange sessions, leadership seminars, and other activities. Reem and Eman are representing Bahrain as part of the official delegation alongside six other students.

Meanwhile, Qunoot applied for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Youth Program (Global UGRAD). She was placed at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas. Qunoot shares, “After a successful exchange year with YES, I decided to apply for the Global UGRAD program to do another exchange in an American university. Going to UIW was a whole other experience where I got to discover a complete different part of the country, meet new people, and also reconnect with the ones I met during my first exchange. Since I was the only Bahraini student for a semester in this program, I was given more opportunities to represent Bahrain in different ways like giving presentations in my host university and in schools in my host community, as well as representing it during our End-of-Program Summit in Washington D.C. “

Qunoot Headshot

We are proud of these three talented alumnae as they continue to make strides in their international education!

Qunoot Fadhul (YES 2015 – 2016, Bahrain, hosted by PAX in Saint Joseph, MI)

Eman Faqihi (YES 2012 -2013, Bahrain, hosted by AFS-USA in Bainbridge, WA)

Reem Al Muraikhi (YES 2011-2012, Bahrain, hosted by PAX in Cheboygan, MI)