The US Embassy has the pleasure to announce the launch of this year’s application campaign for the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES) for high-school students. If you are a student in the 9th or 10th grade of high school, born between 1 January 1998 and 15 July 2000, Bulgarian citizen, have a standing of very good or better in school, and have not lived in the U.S. for more than 3 months in the past 5 years, come to one of our English-language testing locations:
62 Tsar Ivan Shishman Street
Romain Rolland Language School
29 Podvis Street
First Language School
4a Slaveikov Square
Sofia City Library
The YES program was established in October, 2002. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, along with the U.S. exchange community, recognized the importance of youth exchange as a key component to building bridges between citizens of the U.S. and countries around the world.
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA) to provide scholarships for international high school students for one academic year in the U.S. YES students serve as “youth ambassadors” of their home country, promoting mutual understanding by forming lasting relationships with their host families and communities. Participants live with a host family, attend an American high school, acquire leadership skills, and engage in activities to learn about U.S. society and values; they also help educate Americans about their home country and culture.
For more information, including details about the competition and eligibility requirements, visit our website: www.ac-see.org/programs/
yes.htm or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.