This program allows people, like me, who could not afford to study abroad otherwise, to live in a foreign country for a year. It was started after 9-11 as a way to mend the lack of understanding between United States citizens and citizens of countries with significant Muslim populations. This program started as an inbound program, sending kids to the U.S. for a year and has expanded to allow kids from the U.S. to travel to the same countries that the YES (inbound) kids come from.
The YES Abroad Kids for the 2012-2013 year plus our awesome group leaders :)
Other YES Abroad Scholars' Blogs:
Bosnia & Herzegovina:
Cara who was part of Group "C" with me at the ISPE for YES Abroad but she is going to Oman with NLSI-Y instead. http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog/cara.piraino/1/tpod.html
This is Kelsey's blog who also applied to the YES Abroad program, I was lucky enough to meet at the ISPE and she is going to Korea for a year through NLSI-Y :)