Study Abroad

U.S. Department of State Youth Exchange Scholarships for U.S. High School Students

The U.S. Department of State announces scholarships for American high school students to study abroad:

NSLI-Y is a U.S. Department of State program that provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. Visit for more information.

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is offering American high school students and recent graduates full scholarships to study for one academic year in countries with significant Muslim populations.  Visit the YES Program’s website for more information.

The U.S. State Department funded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) is for motivated high school students who want to fully immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. No previous language experience is required. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at

The Youth Leadership Program fosters mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers. During the exchanges, students and educators participate in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, leadership development, and live with American families. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary, so please check the American Youth Leadership Program website for more information.

Other Study Abroad Programs:

 • Abbey Road Programs

 • AFS

 • Youth For Understanding USA

 • CSIET (Council on Standards for International Exchange Travel)

 • LITA (Language Immersion Trips Abroad)

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