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Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES)

YES 2025-26 Recruitment

The upcoming YES 2025-26 recruitment cycle will begin in August 2024.

NEW! for program year 2025-26: Subscribe to receive YES Application Announcements by email. Be among the first to know when YES recruitment begins! Use your existing YES account or create a new account, and then log in to complete your subscription. NOTE: You are not required to subscribe to the Announcement Email List to participate in the YES program.

About YES

The Youth Exchange & Study (YES) program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program funded by the U.S. Department of State. The YES Program provides scholarships for high school students to spend an academic year in the United States, living with a host family, and attending an American high school. Students from the following countries may apply using this online application:

  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Kosovo
  • North Macedonia

The YES Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For information about the YES program, please visit:


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

Country Email Address
Bosnia and Herzegovina
North Macedonia

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