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Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES)

Finalist Portal

If you were notified that you passed to the finalist stage this website will connect you with the finalist acceptance forms for the 2021-22 YES program.

About YES

For information about the YES programs, please visit: www.yesprograms.org or http://ac-see.org/new/yes-program

Recruitment Concluded

Recruitment for the 2021-22 YES Program has concluded. Thank you for your interest in the YES Program.

We anticipate recruitment for the 2022-23 YES Program will begin in September 2021. You can return to this website in September or contact the American Councils office in your country for more information.


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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