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:

Lesotho:   Power Hangs in the Balance After Lesotho Polls (news)
allAfrica.com
3 March 2015

Lesotho's Prime Minister Tom Thabane has dramatically boosted his share of directly-elected seats in the country's National Assembly, but he could still be ousted from power. [read more]

Uganda:   Fears of Growing Police Brutality As Election Nears (news)
Deutsche Welle
3 March 2015

Rights activists in Uganda have been voicing concern over police brutality towards journalists. Some detect a policy of coercing media outlets into reporting favorably on the government ahead of the ... [read more]

Kenya:   Five National Schools Cheated in KCSE Exams (news)
The Star
3 March 2015

Five national schools cheated in the 2014 KCSE exams but cases of irregularities dropped, Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi has said. [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!