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Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES)

2024-25 Application

Round 1 recruitment for the 2024-25 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 2024-25 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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