Elsie describes her first 3 weeks in America and the little things that have enhanced her experience.
Naïma from Cameroon encourages YES students to engage in community service.
Nabiha from Pakistan shares how her host family is helping her adjust to life in the U.S.
Aniyyah from the Philippines speaks at the ASEAN-US workshop on countering violent extremism.
Lena from Libya reflects on why she applied to YES and why she encourages her younger peers to do the same.
Tala from West Bank talks about her first month in South Dakota.
Igor reflects on his first weeks with his host family and at school.
Dima from Gaza shares all the new experiences she is trying in Tacoma, Washington.
Farah from Bangladesh shares the process of growth through her exchange year so far.
Ayu from Indonesia helped establish a youth environmental summit.
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What advice do you have for the 2019-2020 YES students?
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