Returning Home with a New Perspective 0

This spring, high school student Wai Ling Pan from Malaysia, who is Deaf, lived with a host family and attended high school in Rochester, New York, on the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program. During her U.S. experience, she had an opportunity to join other students with disabilities and students who are Deaf in Eugene, Oregon for two workshops conducted by MIUSA. Learn more about the MIUSA workshops in the 2010 – 2011 E-Newsletter: U.S. State Department Youth Exchange Programs.

Wai Ling shares her enthusiasm and experience in this brief video. Watch video clips of other exchange students with disabilities on U.S. Department of State-sponsored youth programs.

The American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange (A-SMYLE), Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) and Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programs, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, offer full scholarships for high school students with and without disabilities from more than fifty countries around the world to study in the U.S. for up to one academic year.

Learn more about U.S. Department of State Secondary School Exchanges