Stay Involved

♦ Alumni Outreach Toolkit – Giving a presentation about YES Abroad? Access the Alumni Outreach Toolkit in the KL-YES Abroad Alumni Association Facebook group for helpful tips on giving presentations about YES Abroad to your school and community as well as additional resources. (Group members must be approved by an administrator. If you have trouble joining the group, please contact [email protected])

♦ International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 

♦ Global Youth Service Day celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. 

♦ Global Ties, U.S., formerly the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV), is a network of over 90 nonprofit organizations across the United States that connect leaders in U.S. communities with leaders from all around the world. This network helps shape U.S. foreign relations by opening avenues for increased understanding and greater cooperation, security and prosperity.

♦ World Affairs Councils represents and supports a national non-partisan network of local councils that are dedicated to educating, inspiring and engaging Americans in international affairs and critical global issues.

♦ Sister Cities International was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. Sister Cities International is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization serving as the national membership organization for individual sister cities, counties, and states across the United States. This network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers in programs in 140 countries on six continents. Sister Cities International advances peace and prosperity through cultural, educational, humanitarian, and economic development exchanges.

The U.S. Department of State's International Exchange Alumni network includes present and former participants of U.S. Department of State exchange programs. Gain access to over 20,000 magazines and periodicals, share your resume and look for jobs and internships, take advantage of professional development opportunities, and compete for funding for an alumni project.

♦ Participate in or develop creative community service projects of your own, and share them with us and the rest of the YES network! 

Return to this page often to find new opportunities, such as:

  • Grant funding for alumni projects
  • Networking with alumni and professionals in other countries
  • Trainings through YES conferences and workshops
  • Sharing your success stories!