Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Study (YES) Program



The YES Program was established in October 2002, and provides scholarships for high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations to study for one academic year in the U.S.  YES students serve as “youth ambassadors” of their home country, promoting mutual understanding by forming lasting relationships with their host families and communities.  Participants live with a host family, attend an American high school, acquire leadership skills, and engage in activities to learn about U.S. society and values; they also help educate Americans about their home country and culture. In Malaysia, YES Program is managed by AFS Antarabudaya Malaysia in partnership with the Public Affairs Office of United States Embassy.

Please send in any queries to KLPAExchanges@state.gov