High School Study Abroad Scholarships

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) provides more than 1,000 merit-based scholarships  for US high school students to study abroad for a summer or an academic year in over 25 countries.

The application periods will open in late summer/early fall for the following programs:

  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)
  • National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
  • Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad)
  • Youth Ambassadors

These scholarship programs cover international airfare, tuition, program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family).  The programs have no language prerequisites, except select Youth Ambassadors programs, and applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 18 when the program starts.

More information can be found in this poster or by following this link.