Academic and Cultural Exchange

Kennedy-Lugar YES Program in Libya

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program is a scholarship program funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by AMIDEAST in countries throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa. The YES program allows high school students the opportunity to study for one academic year in the U.S., where they get the chance to have a different learning experience in the U.S. school system, live with an American family, make new friends, learn about the U.S. culture and at the same time, help Americans learn about the Libyan culture, society and traditions.

How To Apply:

Students must complete the AMIDEAST Preliminary YES Application online, and send it back to AMIDEAST to the e-mail address provided below during the recruitment period.

Eligible Tomorrow’s Leaders Fields of Study (Libya and Israel)

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The following are the ONLY majors available under the Tomorrow’s Leadership (TL) Scholarship for students beginning in the 2011-2012 school year. 

Bachelor of Accounting degree

  • Accounting (B.AC.) *127

Bachelor of Arts degrees

  • Anthropology (B.A.)
  • Arabic Studies (B.A.)
  • Art (B.A.)
  • Communication and Media Arts (B.A.)
  • Economics (B.A.)
  • Egyptology (B.A.)
  • English and Comparative Literature (B.A.)
  • History (B.A.)
  • Honors Program in Political Science (B.A.)
  • Integrated Marketing Communication (B.A.)
  • Journalism (B.A.)
  • Middle East Studies (B.A.)
  • Music Technology (B.A.)
  • Philosophy (B.A.)
  • Political Science (B.A.)
  • Psychology (B.A.)
  • Sociology (B.A.)
  • Theatre (B.A.)

Bachelor of Business Administration degree

  • Business Administration (B.B.A.)  *127
  • Management of Information and Communication Technology (B.B.A) *127

Bachelor of Science degrees

  • Actuarial Science (B.S.) *130
  • Biology (B.S.) *132
  • Chemistry (B.S) *131
  • Computer Science (B.S) *133
  • Mathematics (B.S.) *130
  • Physics (B.S.) *132

* These degrees require over 120 credits for graduation.  Students will only be accepted to these majors if they meet the additional requirements of that major (such as prerequisite science classes) and if they do not need pre-academic English courses (students with an IELTS score of under 6.0 may require pre-academic English).

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What is SEVIS and what does it mean to you?

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As of January 30, 2003, all sponsoring organizations are required to register students on the Student Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS). We have prepared this information sheet to help you understand SEVIS and your responsibilities.

What is SEVIS?

SEVIS is an internet-based database that allows schools and other sponsoring organizations to transmit data regarding students to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Information (see list below) is logged into the database to notify the INS about any significant change or pertinent action taken in the student's academic career in the United States. U.S. embassies and consulates also have access to SEVIS.

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Opening Doors to Higher Education

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Through small specialized scholarships and two scholarship search funds, AMIDEAST is working to open new doors for bright, non-elite youth to opportunities for higher education in the United States or at American-style universities in the region.

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Expanding Global Understanding

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AMIDEAST is actively engaged in a number of initiatives that are helping to expand global understanding "one person at a time."

Exchange programs for young people who otherwise would not have the opportunity to live in and directly experience American culture and society continue to be one of the best ways we know to build bridges of international understanding between Americans and people from different cultural backgrounds.

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Developing Future Leaders

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For over 40 years, AMIDEAST has been proudly associated with the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, one of several programs committed to preparing leaders capable of meeting the challenges of the future.

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Academic and Cultural Exchange

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For over 50 years, AMIDEAST has been a leader in the area of fellowship and scholarship management.  We have supported thousands of individuals from the Middle East and North Africa who have come to this country on scholarship and exchange programs to study for long and short periods of time.

These cross-cultural programs remain unparalleled as a means for improving and advancing understanding and dispelling stereotypes and misinformation.

 

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