YES Program Now Accepting Applications from Jordanian Students Across the Kingdom.

Are you a Jordanian high school student who is interested in studying for one year in the United States? Then maybe the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program is for you! Applications are open now for the program here.

To apply, you must fit the following criteria:

  • Must be born between February 15, 2004 and August 15, 2007
  • Be between the ages of 15 to 18.5 by the start of the program (August 15, 2022)
  • Be enrolled in a secondary school (Grade 9 or Grade 10) at the time of application.
  • Have an overall grade of at least “B” (80%) without failing grades and a cumulative grade of “B+” (85%) or better in English for the past three years.
  • Meet a minimum English proficiency requirement, which will be measured by a test.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a commitment to promoting cross-cultural understanding.
  • Be a citizen of Jordan.
  • Must not be a U.S Citizen or permanent residence or have been born in the United States.
  • Meet U.S. J-1 visa eligibility requirements (for instance, U.S. citizens are not eligible for J-1 visa).

You can apply online or print an application and deliver it to the options at the bottom of the application website.

Remember: the YES program is open to all Jordanian students no matter where in Jordan they live.

Good luck!