US Department of State and Bureau of Cultural Affairs - US Embassy in Israel
Scholarships to Israel secondary school students of Arabic descent for an opportunity to study in the USA for a full school year. Applicants must be Israeli citizens who are at least 15 years old. Funding will be provided for all travel costs, spending money, room and board, and any other relevant expenses.
Students will be enrolled in a full academic year of high school study in the United States, attending classes, labs and extracurricular programs with their American classmates. YES students will also participate in special enrichment activities, including community service, youth leadership training, a Civics education program and other activities that will develop a well-rounded understanding of American culture through interaction with diverse groups of Americans.
Likewise, participating students will act as cultural ambassadors to their American host communities, becoming invaluable resources for Americans, whose contact with YES students will provide them with an opportunity to learn about the Arab culture. Through these substantive, personal encounters, YES students will be able to both teach and learn, while strengthening their English communication skills.
The students will be placed in carefully chosen American host families by experienced youth exchange organizations, which will also monitor and advise the students throughout their stay in the United States.
GrantWatch ID#: 169623
All expenses in connection with the study tour including airfare, room and board, pocket money and most other costs will be paid for by the YES Scholarship/US Embassy.
The program will take place during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Link to application: https://forms.gle/cHjmJd5J64483KJNA
For further information, please contact the YES program staff:
Phone: 052-359-0932 (Monday-Friday 9:00 -17:00)
U.S. Embassy Israel
14 David Flusser
Jerusalem 9378322, Israel