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YES Abroad Scholarship

‚ÄčAbout the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program

65 full scholarships are available through YES Abroad for American high school students and recent graduates to study for one academic year in select countries with significant Muslim populations.

First authorized by the U.S. Congress in the aftermath of September 11th, 2001, the YES program seeks to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations. In 2007, the YES program was expanded to include YES Abroad, giving American high school students the opportunity to live and study abroad in a YES partner country.

The YES program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The 2014-2015 YES Abroad program application period has closed. Interested applicants can register to be notified when the 2015-2016 program application becomes available in the fall of 2014 by clicking "sign up" on the How to Apply page of the YES Abroad website. Existing 2014-2015 program applicants can access their submitted applications here.

Find more information about the program and how to apply at www.yes-abroad.org.

What does YES Abroad offer?

What are the benefits of YES Abroad?

Am I eligible?

Eligible students are:

How are winners selected?

Click here to visit the YES website.

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YES Abroad
Full scholarships for year programs to countries with significant Muslim populations