The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to manage the FY 2022 Overseas Components of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program.
The YES program advances
the U. S. foreign policy goals of engaging youth populations and building civil society by providing in-person, academic-year exchanges, and building lasting ties between foreign and U. S. high school students and the communities that host them.
The program consists of two exchange programs:
(1) the “YES inbound” program that brings international high school students to the United States, and (2) the “YES Abroad” program that sends American high school students to select YES countries.
The FY 2022 Overseas Components cooperative agreement will fund the recruitment, selection, orientation, travel, liaison activities with natural parents, and alumni support.
This award will also fund the placement and support of American participants abroad.
Placement and support of the international students coming to the United States will be conducted under separate awards through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Placement Components.
The relationship and interactions among award recipients is explained further under section A.
Program Description in the NOFO.
Please see the full announcement for additional information.