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YES Alumni and 2011 Participants Connect

Saudia  Arabia

On January 13th 2011, 16 YES Alumnae met 7 YES Finalists and their families in the desert to share stories, American games, and advice about spending a year in the United States.  Seven post staff also participated in the 9-hour event that included a football game, BBQ lunch, cards, music and a campfire. The Alumnae served as great hosts to US Embassy guests as well as applicants and their families. Campfire topics included sharing stories from their U.S. experiences, answering families' questions about host family selections, providing advice regarding honesty and communication as main causes of On-Program-Support issues, and reminiscing.  Alumni also stressed the importance of volunteering, to which applicants committed to.