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Local Student Awarded Prestigious U.S. Government Grant to Study Abroad In Mali

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Sara Staffaroni-AYUSA

San Francisco, CA

#1 May 14, 2009
Jericho, Vermont – May 12, 2009 – Mikaela Osler, a 14-year-old high school student, received notice today that she was one of only 14 students to receive a U.S. Department of State-sponsored full scholarship to study abroad in Mali through the YES Abroad (Youth Exchange & Study) Program, implemented in part by AYUSA.
The Youth Exchange & Study Program was originally developed as an inbound program in response to the events of September 11, 2001 to build bridges of understanding between the United States and countries with significant Muslin populations. For the 2008-2009 school year over 850 international YES students are living across the nation, attending local high schools and participating in community service projects.
Due to the great success of the inbound program, this year YES grants will support the reverse program, YES Abroad, sending 49 U.S. high school students abroad to countries with significant Muslim populations.
AYUSA Global Youth Exchange is the leading global non-profit organization providing opportunities for international high school students to live and study in the USA and for American students to study abroad. It was first awarded a YES grant in 2003. AYUSA, and its network of international partners, recruit qualified students, place them with host families and provide on-the-ground local support throughout the experience. Recipients of AYUSA’s YES Abroad grant will be sent on full scholarships to Mali, Morocco or Oman for their Fall Semester 2009. YES students are asked to be an ambassador of their country during their time abroad.
Mikaela is one of the lucky students selected to represent the U.S. in Mali. Mikaela describes her interest in this program:“I want to help foster understanding between America and Islam…in this way I hope to help achieve world peace. Instead of sitting around and waiting for someone else to go and learn about Muslim people, I hope to do something about the lack of information in my community and my country by going to a country with a significant Muslim population.”

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