Call for application for the exchange program Youth Exchange and Study (YES)

NICER Mali in collaboration with U.S. Embassy in Mali is seeking to recruit qualified Malian students for Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program for the academic year 2023-2024. This program provides scholarships to Malian students of 9th 10th and 11th grades to spend up to one academic year as an exchange student in the United States. Students live with host families, attend high schools, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and educate Americans about their countries and cultures.

Visit Mali 2023-2024 YES for eligibility criteria and additional program information. Please send your application to NICER Mali at Banankabougou, Bamako or at the Academy of Dioila or just send it to

The deadline for application is November 18, 2022, at 5:00pm Bamako time.