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YES & YES Abroad

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, provides scholarships for secondary school students (age 15-17) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the United States. Scholarships for the YES Abroad program are also available to U.S. citizens attending high school (age 15-18) to spend one academic year in select countries.

 

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Host Community and Family Embrace Yemeni Student Continue >
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June YES Student of the Month: Walid Hdider

June YES Student of the Month: Walid Hdider

Walid Hdider takes to life in Minnesota.
Photography for Social Change

Photography for Social Change

Alumnus Aqib Malik from Pakistan organizes a powerful two-day photography workshop.
International YES Reunion Develops Activism Skills of Young Alumni

International YES Reunion Develops Activism Skills of Young Alumni

350+ alumni from multiple countries attend YES Reunion in Pakistan.
Before Heading Home: Gathering, Reflecting and Looking Forward

Before Heading Home: Gathering, Reflecting and Looking Forward

Approximately 900 students take part in the YES End of Stay Workshops.