Rabat – The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, which allows Moroccan 10th- and 11th-graders to study for one year in the United States, is accepting applications until November 3, 2017.
Applicants while attend a year of US high school while living with a host family. The scholarship will cover recipients’ airfare, room and board, health insurance, pocket money, and educational supplies.
Recipients are intended to develop a “comprehensive understanding of American culture” and leadership skills, by engaging in community service, youth leadership training, a civics education program, and other activities. They are also expected to act as cultural ambassadors for Morocco, “representing their own rich heritage to their American host communities.”
Applicants must have been born between August 1, 2001 and August 1, 2003 and will enter grade 10 or 11 in Fall 2017. They must also be proficient in English and demonstrate a record of “high academic achievement” and commitment to promoting cross-cultural understanding.
The application form and additional information can be found online at AMIDEAST’s Morocco site. Candidates can apply online, deliver it in person to AMIDEAST, or mail it to AMIDEAST’s Rabat address.