$5,000 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program – International 2022

Published Date: September 17, 2021

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    All
  • Country of the Scholarship

    All
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

    2022
  • Type of scholarship

    All
  • Scholarship amount given

    $3000 - $5000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Government
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

    Online
  • Applier's country

    United States
  • Expenses covered

    Travel and visa costs
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    E-Mail: exchangealumni@state.gov
The YES Abroad program provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to develop a perspective of a Muslim culture first-hand. Participants spend an academic year attending a high school while living with a host family in select countries with significant Muslim populations. A network of support through partner international exchange organizations, field staff, trained volunteers, and carefully selected host families helps ensure a successful exchange experience.
Participants serve as “youth ambassadors” of the United States, promoting mutual understanding by forming lasting relationships with their host families and communities. If you have a passion for learning about other cultures, this program may be for you!
Approximately 65 American students participate in YES Abroad each year. Upon their return to the United States, the students apply their leadership skills and share knowledge about their host countries through community engagement.

Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • 15-18.5 years of age at start of program.
  • Enrolled in high school (including home school) at the time of application.
  • For the following countries, prior French skills are required: Morocco, Senegal.
  • The YES Abroad program seeks applicants of all racial, ethnic, religious, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
  • All applicants are required to take an English proficiency exam.

 

Requirements

Students live with host families, attend high school, engage in activities to learn about the host country’s society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate others about American culture while learning about their host country’s culture. Approximately 65 American students travel overseas each year.

Upon their return to the United States, the students apply their leadership skills and share their knowledge about their host countries through community engagement.

How to Apply

The only way to apply is through the YES Program.

Reward

An award of $5,000 is awarded, however this does vary depending on what country a student chooses to travel too. Then the award amount will match that countries currency exchange rate.

Deadline

The deadline is December 8, 2021.

Annual

This is an annual international aboard scholarship available to students.


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