YES Program

Established by the U.S. Department of State in 2002, the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) program provides scholarships for high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations.

YES exchange students from Indonesia, Pakistan, Kenya, and many more countries spend an academic year with an American host family, learning about American culture, government, and family life.

YES program students hosted by PAX send us stories about everything from family dinners to traveling to Washington, D.C. Read their stories here and learn more about the YES exchange program and hosting a PAX exchange student.