Welcome to the YLS Program with Kosovo!

YLS 2019 Kosovo is currently accepting applications!

Are you interested in becoming a leader in your community? Do you want to learn more about the people, culture, and traditions of another country? Do you love playing basketball? If yes, then you should apply to be a YLS participant in our upcoming Kosovo/U.S. exchange program!

More information about the 2019 YLS Kosovo/U.S. two-way exchange:

WHEN: June 10-20, 2019

WHERE: San Antonio, Texas

WHO: Youth basketball players (16-18 years old), coaches, basketball players and coaches in wheelchairs, sport administrators. 

YLS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY:  U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)/Sports Diplomacy Division.

YLS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZED BY: PH International, Waitsfield, VT; The Basketball Embassy, San Antonio, Texas; U.S. Embassy in Kosovo.

  • In June of 2019, a selected group of basketball players and coaches from Kosovo will travel to the U.S. for approximately ten days, where they will participate in a leadership through sports program. The program will include daily athletic and cultural activities which build leadership skills and foster cross-cultural understanding. The location of the program will be in the lively (and sporty) city of San Antonio, TX.
  •  YLS covers all participant costs, including international travel, ground transportation, lodging, and meals in the U.S.
  • Upon return home from the U.S., Kosovo participants will plan and execute follow-on projects that they will begin to develop and design during their U.S. visit. Some previous ideas for projects included arranging basketball lessons for younger kids and facilitating sports tournaments. 
  • In September of 2019, a group of selected American participants will travel to Kosovo for ten days for a reciprocal exchange. These participants will participate daily in leadership-building athletic and cultural activities with their peers in Kosovo.

How to Apply:

  • To apply for YLS, please, fill out the online application form by clicking the button below and creating a “login.”  
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and finalists will be announced by the end of April, 2019.

Application deadline: April 26, 2019 11:59 Eastern Standard Time (EST) [23:59 GMT/UTC + 3]

Questions may be submitted to ylsp@ph-int.org


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