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Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad

YES Abroad 2021-22 Application

This website will connect you to the online application for the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad Program for high school students from the U.S.

IMPORTANT! FOR UNITED STATES CITIZENS, ONLY: This program is only open to high school students who are United States citizens interested in studying abroad in other countries. If you are not a United States citizen and are interested in studying abroad in the United States, please visit the website of our sister program, YES, at:

About the Program

The YES Abroad program is implemented by American Councils for International Education, AFS USA, and AMIDEAST. YES Abroad sends citizens of the United States who are currently enrolled in high school to study for an academic year in select YES countries.

For information about the YES Abroad program, please visit:

If you are a citizen of another country looking to travel to the U.S. on the YES program, please visit to find application instructions for your country.


If you have any questions please contact us by email at:


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