Apply for the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program

Are you ready to spend one year in the United States, learn about American culture and to share your culture with Americans? Apply for our Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, which is a fully scholarship that offers high school students in Albania the chance to live with an American family and study at an American high school for a year — for free!

According to the current rules, applicants eligible to apply in fall 2018 for the school year 2019/20 will need to:

  1. Be born between January  1, 2002 and July 15, 2004.
  2. Meet the grade requirements set for their country. Albania: 10th or 11th grade of high school in fall 2018
  3. Be enrolled in a secondary school at the time of application
  4. Have an academic standing of good or better
  5. Not have graduated from secondary school prior to the program start date.
  6. Have previously studied English and demonstrate English language ability at the time of registration
  7. Meet U.S. visa eligibility requirements
  8. Be able to receive an international passport in the country where they apply to the program where they apply to the program

Students with disabilities must be enrolled in secondary school in the fall of 2018 and be born between February 15, 2001 and July 15, 2004.

Online pre-registration for testing in Tirana is open:
For more information and details, please contact American Councils at: