YES Abroad

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers American high school students and recent graduates full scholarships to study for one academic year in countries with significant Muslim populations, many of which speak Arabic. 

Applications for the 2019-2020 programs are expected to be available late summer 2018. Applicants must be 15 to 18.5 years old and enrolled in high school at the time of application.