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Department of State Youth Exchange Scholarships for U.S. High School Students

19 Oct 2012 4:00 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)
The U.S. Department of State announces scholarships for American high school students to study abroad:

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to American high school students to spend the 2013-14 academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali (semester), Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This post 9/11 program focuses on increasing understanding between people in the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations. The application deadline is January 10, 2013. Visit the YES Program’s website for more information.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Secondary school students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  Young professionals (undergraduates) and high school graduates of vocational studies ages 18-24 study and participate in practical training. Scholarships are now available for academic year 2013-14; application deadlines vary by U.S. region and range from September 2012 to January 2013.  For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at

The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues.   Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary, so please check the American Youth Leadership Program website for more information.

Tara E. Verdonk Rougle
Program Officer
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
Youth Programs Division
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
U.S. Department of State
2200 C Street, N.W.
Building SA-5, Third Floor
Washington, D.C.  20522-0503
Tel:  202-632-6082
Fax:  202-632-9355 -- Join the NSLI-Y Group!


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