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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. 

 

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YESTalks Videos Released!

YESTalks Videos Released!

The videos from the YESTalks: A Global Citizen's Journey event in Tunisia are now available to watch!
A Life in a Year: Celebrating YES 2014-2015 Class

A Life in a Year: Celebrating YES 2014-2015 Class

YES students came to DC to reflect before returning to their home countries.
Pandu from Indonesia is State Alumni for July!

Pandu from Indonesia is State Alumni for July!

Congratulations to Pandu, July's State Alumni of the Month!
Bridging Two Continents, Cultures and Faiths

Bridging Two Continents, Cultures and Faiths

Omar's former host family brings his exchange full circle by visiting his family in Ramallah.
The Sierra Leone YES Alumni Dam Project

The Sierra Leone YES Alumni Dam Project

Amadu, a YES Alumnus, built a dam to help a local village have a consistent water supply.