Kennedy-Lugar YES Program 2021-2022 Application
Kennedy-Lugar YES Program 2021-2022 Application – Youth Exchange and Study Programs
Kennedy-Lugar YES Program 2021-2022 Application – Youth Exchange and Study Programs and Countries. YES program entry test sample. Kamerpower.com
The U.S. State Department’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program brings high school students from countries of strategic importance to the United States for an academic year.
What is a YES program?
Youth Exchange and Study Programs or YES Programs are full scholarship student exchange programs administered by the U.S. Department of State.
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program was established in October, 2002. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, along with the U.S. exchange community, recognized the importance of youth exchange as a key component to building bridges between citizens of the United States and countries around the world, particularly those with significant Muslim populations.
The YES program officially launched in Cameroon in 2009 in hopes to expand communication between the people of the United States and Cameroon in order to promote mutual understanding and respect. Since then, 78 Cameroonian students have completed the YES program and now participate as alumni.
The YES program is administered in partnership with the U.S. Department of State by a consortium of non-profit organizations led by American Councils for International Education. In Cameroon, iEARN-SchoolNet-Cameroon manages the YES program in partnership with the local U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Office.
Eligibility For the YES Program 2021-2022
In keeping with the U.S. Government-sponsored initiatives, dedicated to democratic reform, the competition for the Youth Exchange and Study scholarship is merit-based and open at no cost to all applicants who meet the following requirements:
- Be between the ages of 15 and 18.5 by the start of program (August 1, 2021).
- Be enrolled in a secondary school (public or private) in grades 9 or 10 (3eme, 2nde, or Form 5) at the time of application. Kamerpower.com
- Should not have completed more than 11 years of primary education nor have received a high school diploma by the start of the application process.
- Have the equivalent of a B (12/20) average or better without failing grades during the past two academic years.
- Meet U.S. J-1 visa eligibility requirements (for instance, U.S. citizens are not eligible for J-1 visa).
- Should not have previously visited the United States.
- Be a citizen of Cameroon.