Yes Abroad Program students of this year attend an orientation (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Later this summer, 30 Lebanese high school students from across the country will travel to the United States as part of an almost yearlong cultural and educational exchange organized by American organization Amid East.The 30 from Lebanon will be just a fraction of the 900 high school-aged students from across the world that will take part in the YES Abroad program, a U.S. State Department program. The aim of Yes Abroad is to fund scholarships for high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend an academic year in the U.S. living with host families, going to high school, learning about American society and also educating Americans about the countries and cultures students are from. While in the U.S., these students will work to break stereotypes in both directions, part of which involves contributing to their host communities.AmidEast even supported the development of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Lebanon, an NGO that brings together Fulbright alumni to contribute together to the development of Lebanon.
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