Exchange Programs

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program (YES)

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program provides scholarships for high school students between the ages of 15 and 17 to spend up to one academic year in the United States. Students live with American host families and attend an American high school to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate Americans about Libyan culture. Learn more about the YES program.

The U.S. Embassy Libya Facebook fan page will share future recruitment updates.

International Visitor Leadership Program

 Launched in 1940, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is a professional program that builds relations between the United States and the rest of the world through people-to-people exchange. These exchanges reflect the International Visitors’ professional interests and are central to promoting cooperation on the many foreign policy challenges that face nations around the world. IVLP participants meet with their counterparts in cities across the United States for approximately three weeks. Programs are conducted in both English and in Arabic.

More information about the program: International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)