The upcoming YES 2024-25 recruitment cycle will begin in August 2023.

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: