We believe the YES exchange program has the potential to make the world a better place—to break down cultural barriers, misperceptions, and stereotypes between Muslim countries and the United States. It helps us realize that we’re alike in more ways than we realize and that we can learn from our differences.
That’s why the Department of State selects students who are the best of the best academically and who have the skills, determination, and desire to serve as ambassadors for their home countries. These students use their YES experience to make a positive and lasting impact. Ayusa YES students are: