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Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES)

YES 2023-24 Application

This website will connect you to the online application for the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program for high school students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo and North Macedonia.

Round 1 recruitment for the 2023-24 YES Program has concluded. Thank you for your interest in the YES Program. If you submitted or started an application prior to the deadline, you can log in to view your application form.

Semi-Finalist Portal

If you were notified that you passed to the semi-finalist stage, this website will connect you with the online application forms for the 2023-24 YES program.


For information about the YES program, please visit: www.yesprograms.org or click on the country in the table below.

Questions about the program and application process should be emailed in English or the primary language of your country to:

Country Email Address
Albania yes.al@americancouncils.org
Bosnia and Herzegovina yes.ba@americancouncils.org
Bulgaria yes.bg@americancouncils.org
Kosovo yes.ks@americancouncils.org
North Macedonia yes.mk@americancouncils.org

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