Privacy & Terms

iEARN-USA, the manager of the Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad website,, is committed to upholding the confidentiality and security of your personal information. The information below explains what we do with the data we collect from you and applies to information submitted anywhere on this site.

The Information We Collect

iEARN-USA does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals.

How the Information is Used

We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to, your Domain name and IP address used to access the YES Abroad site, that we collect to improve the design and content of our site, to enable us to personalize your Internet experience, analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and administer the site.


We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies after visiting the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We have turned on Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to get an idea of our demographics and users’ interests.

The Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program and this website are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State. iEARN-USA must demonstrate to the U.S. Department of State the importance of the Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program, and tracking its participants’ activities is one way to do this. Collected information may be used on a statistical basis to present information on the Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program to the U.S. Department of State.

Want to opt out of this tracking? You can opt out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.

iEARN-USA will not sell, rent, share, trade, or give away any personally identifiable information to any third parties outside our partner organizations and those working directly with them in connection with Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad activities.

Otherwise, we will only disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law; for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement request.


This website contains links to other sites controlled and maintained by third parties. iEARN-USA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any site linked to the website. The inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material of those websites or any association with their operators. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.