Rabat - A United States funded program has selected finalists for a year-long exchange program allowing Moroccan students to study in the U.S.
Rabat – A United States funded program has selected finalists for a year-long exchange program allowing Moroccan students to study in the U.S.
20 Moroccan high school students are to serve as cultural ambassadors for Morocco in the upcoming school year as they embark on a year-long exchange program in the United States.
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program was established in Morocco in 2004, with the goal of recognizing “the importance of youth exchange as a key component to building bridges between citizens and the United States, particularly those with significant Muslim populations.”
The YES program gives talented Moroccan high school students the opportunity to spend one year in the United States and to live with host families, attend U.S. high schools, and participate in clubs and community service.
The program serves to help students gain an understanding of American culture, share their knowledge of Morocco with American hosts, and develop leadership skills.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the YES program; since its founding in Morocco, over 270 students have completed the program.
To apply for next year, go here: YES Program