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Kennedy-Lugar YES Program in Kuwait
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Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program was established in October, 2002 and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to provide scholarships for high school students (15-17 years) from countries with significant Muslim populations 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 the partner countries in the interest of promoting mutual understanding and respect. Students live with host families, attend high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate Americans about their countries and cultures.

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
  • Represent as Kuwait cultural ambassadors to the USA

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR 2016-2017 YES CYCLE:

  • Birth Date must be between January 1, 1998 and August 1, 2001
  • Secondary school students who are currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade
  • Applicant must achieve at least the minimum score on the  Secondary Level English Proficiency Test® (SLEP) and on the TOEFL® Junior Exam (Eligible applicants will be asked to sit in for this exam).
  • Applicant should demonstrate a high level of academic achievement - Minimum grade of "B" in all subjects for the past year; overall "B" average for the past three years
  • Is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and was not born in the United States
  • Demonstrate flexibility and commitment to promoting cross cultural understanding
  • Kuwaiti nationals are welcome to apply
  • Kuwaiti residents from the countries listed on the following website link are welcome to apply: http://yesprograms.org/countries

K-L Yes SCHOLARSHIPS COVER ALL MAJOR EXPENSES, INCLUDING:

  • Airfare
  • Room and board
  • Health insurance
  • Pocket money – stipend of $125 USD per month
  • Educational supplies

 

Deadline date has passed for this year's recruitment cycle.  To apply for next year's YES program, please contact us in mid-September.

 

AMIDEAST Street Address:

Sharq, Ahmad Al-Jaber Street, Opposite Al-Awadhi Mosque, Commercial bank Building, 2nd Floor

Office Hours:Sunday:  8:00 am - 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm  

For any inquiries about our this scholarship, or to apply to the 2015-2016 K-L YES Program cycle, kindly please contact Head of Exchanges and Program Outreach:

Rasha Zalzala 
Tel: (+965) 2247-0091 Ext. 6815
Cell/What's App No.: (+965) 90993374

Email: rzalzala@amideast.org