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Study Abroad Scholarship Open To Westchester County High School Students

Jan. 7 is the deadline for the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad program.
Jan. 7 is the deadline for the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad program. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – County High School students have until Jan. 7, 2015 to submit an application for the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad scholarship program.

Enrollment into this scholarship program open to American secondary school students allows recipients to live and study abroad for one academic year. They experience foreign communities and cultures in order to learn about global topics such as human rights issues, community workforce development and health.

Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the YES Abroad program enables students to study in countries that may include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ghana, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, Thailand and Turkey.

The merit-based scholarship covers domestic and international travel; applicable visa fees; medical benefits; room and board; tuition at the local high school; orientations; and fees for educational and cultural activities.

Participants stay with a host family while attending a local high school.

To apply and for more information, visit www.yes-abroad.org .

For questions about the program or application process, send an email to yesabroad@afsusa.org or call 800-237-4636, ext. 2151.

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