Stay Involved


Check out the following opportunities to stay involved in the YES Abroad program and alumni community!

♦ Join the YES Abroad Alumni Association!  

Join the U.S. Department of State's International Exchange Alumni network, which 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. Through your account on alumni.state.gov, you’ll be able to:

  • Find alumni to network with locally and globally
  • Tap into multiple grant opportunities via Candid's Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and Grants to Individuals (GTI)
  •  Access periodicals, scholarly journals, and articles through Gale and EBSCO's premiere academic databases

Get the latest alumni news, including alerts on our live, monthly seriesMentorTalks and our audio podcastVoices of Exchange. Hear about more updates on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter

Become a Group Leader for Pre-Departure Orientations - interested in sharing your YES Abroad experience with new students? Let your implementing organization (AC, AFS or Amideast) know you’re interested in being a group leader for PDO by emailing program staff or [email protected]

♦ Participate in Alumni Panels and Recruitment Videos - we are always looking for alumni to help us share the impact of the YES Abroad program. Complete this survey if you are interested in participating in a panel or recruitment video/event.

 Connect on LinkedIn by following our public page and adding YES to your LinkedIn profile! Join the YES Abroad LinkedIn group for networking opportunities. 

♦Join the YES Abroad Alumni Facebook group to connect with other alumni and hear about new opportunities.

♦ Give Presentations! Access the Alumni Outreach Toolkit in the KL-YES Abroad Alumni Association Facebook group or email [email protected] 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.

♦ 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!