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High School & Younger

AMIDEAST supports scholarship and exchange programs for girls and boys in high school and younger, ranging from spending an academic exchange year in the United States to participating in programs that will help them improve their English proficiency, build foundational skills, develop their leadership potential, and learn about American culture.

KENNEDY-LUGAR YOUTH EXCHANGE AND STUDY (YES) PROGRAM

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program was established by the U.S. Congress in October 2002 in response to the events of September 11, 2001. Funded through the U.S. Department of State and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA), this innovative public diplomacy initiative offers scholarships for a year of study in the United States.