YES Programs



Update on YES 2020-21

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The Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has made the difficult decision not to bring YES participants on program this coming fall.  We know, for the hundreds of young students who worked so hard to earn this scholarship, that this is difficult news.  The program is considering alternate forms of programming, such as a semester program starting in January, and will communicate with finalists as those develop.  Despite this, the YES family remains strong and united, and will meet this challenge as all others – together.


How did your YES experience change you? What have you learned about yourself, the U.S. and the world?

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