Scholarship Recipients in the US

World Heritage Student Exchange

Help contribute to global harmony

World Heritage International Student Exchange Programs is proud to participate in three prestigious merit-based Scholarship Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Each year, World Heritage offers North American families the opportunity to host girls and boys, ages 15 to 18, who have been awarded merit based scholarships by the US State Department. The application process for the scholarship is rigorous, once awarded it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the students. World Heritage invites you and your family to participate in this invaluable cultural experience and help contribute to global harmony.


The Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) plays a critical role in providing youth from Eurasia the opportunity to live and study in the United States. In addition to forging life-long friendships and expanding communication between Americans and their home countries, FLEX students learn about American society, values, and American style democracy, acquire leadership skills and share their countries and cultures.

Country of origin: Countries of Eurasia including: Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Tajikistan, Republic of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Poland, Romania, Montenegro, Serbia, Estonia, Azerbaijan & Kyrgyzstan


The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES) was created after the tragic events of September 11. This vital program extends the hand of peace by providing Scholarships to high school students from countries with significant Muslim population to spend a school year in the United States. The YES Program is designed to promote increased understanding and respect among cultures by exposing the youth to America’s diverse belief systems, civil society principles and community service.

Country of origin: Countries with considerable Muslim population including (but not limited to) Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Suriname, Indonesia, Ghana, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, and Turkey


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) provides a unique opportunity for hundreds of German students to spend a school year in the United States while at the same time giving American students the chance to live a year in Germany. As the name might indicate, the program emphasizes learning about each country's political life and the students truly form a bridge of understanding between Germany and the United States.

Because all students are awarded full Scholarships, they undergo a rigorous selection process; only the best are accepted for program participation.

Country of origin: Germany

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Meet Asha from the West Bank

Asha, a YES scholarship recipient, is a young girl who lives in a nice little city in the West Bank with her parents, younger sister and small puppy named Olivia. "I am currently still finding myself," she says at times can be shy or awkward, but she always tries her best to seem great, friendly and nice! Asha describes her parents as motivating, loving and have appreciation for everything. Asha and her family love spending time together, they like going on trips to the sea when possible, watching movies and "generally enjoying each other's company." At home, Asha helps by doing the dishes, cleaning the table, keeping her room clean, washing her clothes and focusing on her homework, "I usually don't mind." Asha has a small group of friends who she adores very much, "they are just so precious," they all enjoy spending time hanging out and cracking jokes. In her free time, Asha reads (which she adores), swims, sings in the choir and plays the Al-qanoun-"it is an Arabic instrument that contains more than 50 chords that makes it abnormally big." As for her future plans, Asha would love to become an artist or a dentist like her parents. She will always try something new and likes to explore new things. Asha hopes to "see a whole other world," when she becomes an exchange student. She is ready for the opportunity to practice her English, meet new people and try new food.

Learn more about Asha