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​About the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program

Full scholarships are available through YES Abroad for American high school students 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's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The 2015 - 2016 YES Abroad program application deadline was January 7, 2015, and has passed. Visit the YES Abroad website for additional information.

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?

Please see the YES Abroad website for eligiblity requirements for the 2015 - 2016 program.

How are winners selected?

Click here to visit the YES Abroad website.

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