Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program is a program funded through the U.S. Department of State and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA) to provide scholarships for Tunisian high school students (15-17 years old) to spend up to one academic year in the U.S.
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 country and culture. The YES program is a merit-based competition open to students who would not traditionally have access to American Secondary education and who exhibit academic excellence, leadership potential, and a desire to enhance relations between the United States and their home countries.
"YES” students will be able to attend public schools and participate in various activities
The “Kennedy Lugar YES” program not only introduces the American culture to students from all over the Arab World but also allows them to be ambassadors of their own countries.
AMIDEAST/Tunis: Friday November 15, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Space of Wisdom/ Sfax: Wednesday November 20, from 6:00 to 6:45 PM
AMIDEAST/Sousse: Friday November 22, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Deadline: The complete application dossier must be submitted to AMIDEAST Tunis/Sousse no later than January 7th, 2014
Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
Pre-selected students will sit for an English SLEP test and only students who get a score of 45 or more on the test will sit for the TOEFL Junior test (http://www.ets.org/toefl_junior).
Final selection will be based on the application, grades, essays, test scores and interviews conducted by a local review panel.
You can submit your application directly to AMIDEAST Centers (Tunis and Sousse ) or through the Ministry of Education. For more information on how to apply and to know more about planned information sessions to be held in other regions of the country, please contact the YES program coordinator: Nada Belhassen at firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Since 2003, we have sent over 190 Tunisia high school students through the Kennedy-Lugar YES program. 2012-2013 YES participants: www.youtube.com/watch
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For additional information about the Kennedy-Lugar YES Program, please contact:
Exchange Program Coordinator
AMIDEAST – Tunis
22 rue Al Amine Al Abassi
Cite Jardins – 1002 Tunis
Tel: 71.145.745 Fax: 71.145.701
For those living in Southern parts of Tunisia, you may contact:
AMIDEAST – Sousse
Avenue Yasser Arafat – 4054 Sahloul
Tel: 71.145.770 Fax: 73.368.978
For additional information about the required Tests, please contact:
Mrs. Nabila Lamouchi Massoussi