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YES PROGRAM COMPETITION NOW OPEN ONLINE! DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2020

September 3, 2020
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American Councils for International Education is happy to announce an open competition for the YES high school student exchange program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, YES is a fully funded (FREE) opportunity for high school students in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, and North Macedonia to spend an academic year ...

FLEX program competition now open online! Deadline: October 15, 2020

September 3, 2020
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American Councils for International Education is proud to announce an open competition for the FLEX high school student exchange program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, FLEX is a fully funded (FREE) opportunity for high school students in Montenegro, Serbia and Greece to spend an academic year in the United States.  Finalists ...

YES Alumni Story: My Story - Marina Hiohi (YES 2019-2020, Struga, N. Macedonia, placed by 4-H in Hugoton, KS)

September 2, 2020
Marina Hiohi
A life changing experience filled with everlasting memories and personal growth – that is what the YES program represents to me. I can still clearly remember when I first saw my host family waiting for me at the airport, which marked the beginning of that new chapter in my life. ...

YES Alumni Story: My Story - Cvetanka Pasinechka (YES 2019-2020, Negotino, N. Macedonia, placed by CIEE in Ringgold, GA)

September 2, 2020
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The YES program helps you grow in an understanding and a mature young adult. My exchange year in the U.S. allowed me to present my country and culture but also learn so much about American traditions and values. I got to meet many other exchange students that helped me broaden ...

YES Alumni Story: My success story

September 1, 2020
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By Igor Stojkov (YES 2019-2020, Chaska, N. Macedonia, placed by Greenheart Exch in Northwood, NH) I am Igor Stojkov and I just returned from the YES Program 2019-2020. I was placed in the state of New Hampshire, up north. It was really cold and snowy- just perfect for me. Participating ...

YES Alumni Story: Leadership Workshop

September 1, 2020
NORTH MACEDONIA - VALT follow-up project - sessions lead by alumna Marija Arsovska '19 (Kumanovo)
On July 6-7, YES Alumna Marija Arsovska '19 organized a virtual Leadership Workshop inspired by VALT (Virtual Alumni Leadership Training). Having picked up new knowledge on leadership, brainstorming and project planning, she organized a 2-part workshop specifically for YES alumni. Marija wanted to pass down the knowledge she learned to ...