Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES)

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program was established by the U.S. Department of State in October, 2002 to provide scholarships for high school students (15-18.5 years) to spend up to one academic year in the U.S. The program is vital to expanding communication between the people of the United States and its partner countries in the program, in order to promote mutual understanding and respect. Students live with a host family, attend a U.S. high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate Americans about their countries and cultures.

 

The program supports students with disabilities and encourages their participation.
 

YES SCHOLARS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

 
  • Live with an American family
  • Study at a U.S. high school
  • Participate in a youth leadership training program
  • Experience U.S. culture and society first hand
  • Improve their English
  • Make new friends
  • Help Americans learn about Jordan and Jordanian culture
 
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a Jordanian citizen
  • Be at least 15 years old and no older than 18.5 by August 1st, 2019
  • Be currently enrolled in the 9th or 10th Grade
  • Have an overall grade of at least “B” (80%) in all academic subjects for the past three years  
  • Have an overall grade of at least “B+” (85%) in English for the past three years 
  • Meet a minimum English proficiency requirement, which will be measured by a test
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a commitment to promoting cross-cultural understanding
  • Should not be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or previous applicant for immigration to the U.S.
 
 
 

YES SCHOLARSHIPS COVER ALL MAJOR EXPENSES, INCLUDING:

 
  • Airfare
  • Room and board
  • Health insurance
  • Pocket money
  • Educational supplies 

 

Compeleted applications must be delivered in person to the AMIDEAST/Jordan office by November 1st, 2018!

 

 

Contact details
 
YES Program Coordinator:
Betty Ghanim
Street Address:
Wadi Abdoun, Princess Basma Street, Building No. 8
Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 852374, Amman 11185, Jordan
Phone:
+962-6-592-9994, Ext. 118
E-mail:
Office Hours:
Sunday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.