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June Instagram Highlights!

YES Abroad June 2024 Instagram Highlights Collage

Group of students from Malaysia and Türkiye smiling

Malaysia, Türkiye

At the beginning of the month, YES Abroad celebrated the return of students from Malaysia and Türkiye. These students shared wonderful program and cultural presentations with the U.S. Department of State. What an amazing group, and thank you for sharing your learning!


Hikaru speaking to crowd at podium

North Macedonia

After returning from his YES Abroad program year in North Macedonia in 2020, Hikaru Hayakawa joined the founding executive team at Climate Cardinals, a youth-led international non-profit focused on translating climate information. Among other achievements, Hikaru represented Climate Cardinals at the UN Development Programme’s Youth4Climate summit in Rome last October. The event provided the opportunity for international youth climate advocates to come together and brainstorm climate solutions. Way to go, Hikaru!


Haken cooking a traditional dish from Thailand

Thailand

Haken, who returned from the YES Abroad 2023-2024 program in Thailand, shared about his time bonding with his host brother and community through his love for Thai mango sticky rice. He made friends with the seller at his local market while in Thailand, and he even learned to cook the delicious recipe at home with his host brother. What a delightful experience, Haken!


Group of YES Abroad students in front of Washington Monument

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Senegal, Thailand, Türkiye

The incoming 2024-25 YES Abroad cohorts completed their pre-departure sessions in Washington D.C. to prepare for their academic years abroad in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Senegal, Thailand, and Türkiye. Students were all smiles ahead of this exciting exchange year!