Sixty alumni from different US and AMIDEAST exchange programs, including the Youth Exchange and Study program (YES), came together from diverse cities and villages with the desire to volunteer and make a difference in the old city of Hebron. (Click Here)
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES) is seeking Palestinian secondary students to participate in a study-in-the-USA initiative for high school students during the 2013-2014 school year.
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES) scholarships, funded by the US Department of State, give secondary school students in many Arab and Islamic countries an opportunity to study at American high schools and live with American host families for one academic year. Students will be enrolled in a full academic year, involving ten months of high school study in the US, attending classes, labs and extracurricular programs with their American classmates. YES students will also participate in special enrichment activities, including community service, youth leadership training, a civics education program and other activities that will develop a well-rounded understanding of American culture through interaction with diverse groups of Americans.
Students will be placed in carefully chosen American host families by experienced youth exchange organizations that will also monitor and advise the students throughout their stay in the US. Major expenses such as airfare, room and board, pocket money and most other costs will be paid for by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES).