YES Study Abroad Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

From DipNote: Latest Stories Sat Dec 8 2012, 11:26:00

With the application deadline approaching in January, American high school students have the amazing opportunity to take the plunge, use their passport, and apply to the State Department's competitive merit-based Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program. This study abroad program gives promising American high school students an opportunity to push their boundaries and discover where study abroad can take them.

I was part of the YES Abroad class of 2009: one of 48 high school students from all walks of American culture to live with host families and study in local schools overseas. I spent my year in Mali learning French, making life-long friendships, and ultimately, discovering my passion.

In Mali, I had the opportunity to meet with people displaced by violence in different parts of the region. As a daughter of Vietnamese and prisoner... more »

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   How Tiny Black Spots Shed Light On Part of the Homo Naledi Mystery (analysis)
The Conversation
27 July 2016

Many questions have been thrown up by the discovery in South Africa of a previously unidentified human relative, Homo naledi. Perhaps the one that's grabbed people's attention the most is how Homo ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Boko Haram Had Ties With Al-Qaeda - Jonathan Govt Report (news)
Premium Times
26 July 2016

The dreaded Nigeria-based terrorist group, Boko Haram, established links with some international terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda, the Presidential Fact-Finding Committee on the Abducted Female ... [read more]

Tanzania:   Police Officer Jailed 15 Years for Killing Television Journalist (news)
The Citizen
27 July 2016

High Court in Iringa Zone has sentenced Police Officer Pasificus Simon to 15 years imprisonment after finding him guilty in manslaughter charge against Television Journalist Mr Daudi Mwangosi. Police ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!