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Exchange & Study Abroad

Youth Exchange Scholarships for U.S. High School Students

Four U.S. Department of State programs offer scholarships for U.S. high school students to study abroad:


The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to U. S. high-school aged students for overseas study of seven critical foreign languages:  Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish.  The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. 

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to American high school students to spend a semester or an academic year in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Thailand, and Turkey.  This post 9/11 program focuses on increasing understanding between people in the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Secondary school students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  Young professionals (undergraduates) and high-school graduates of vocational studies ages 18-24 study and participate in practical training.

The American Youth Leadership Program
The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues.   Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary.


Other International Programs
AFS Intercultural Programs
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs
World Heritage Student Exchange Program
World Link Intercultural Exchange
Youth For Understanding


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