New Round of Testing for the YES (Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study) Program

studentsThis fall American Councils will start a new round of testing for the YES (Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study) program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

YES offers a free-of-charge opportunity  for students from Bulgaria to spend one school year in the U.S.A. on a U.S. Department of State scholarship. We encourage you to learn more about the YES program by reading about it on the website, and following the American councils Bulgaria or YES Bulgaria page on Facebook.

If you want to participate in the YES program, you must go to the testing center nearest you on the testing date indicated below. Exact addresses and times will be published on the website soon. At this moment, please learn about the testing dates in Bulgaria!

In 2016 we will be testing in Bulgaria in:

  •     Varna on October 8, 2016
  •     Plovdiv on October 10, 2016
  •     Sofia, on October 11, 2016


If you want to participate in the YES program, you must:

  •     be enrolled in the 9th or 10th grade of high school in the  fall of 2016
  •     be born between January 1, 2000 and July 15, 2002*
  •     be a citizen of Bulgaria
  •     be eligible to receive U.S. visa
  •     NOT have spent more than three months in the U.S. in the past five years

*Students with disabilities are eligible if born between February 15, 1999 and July 15, 2002.

Contact us

Address: Prof. Nikola Mihaylov Str. 9, Floor 3, 1142, Sofia, Bulgaria
Telephone: +359 87 7333013