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: September 4-14, 2019

WHERE: Pristina, Kosovo

WHO: American 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 traveled to the U.S. for ten days, where they participated in a leadership through sports program. The program included daily athletic and cultural activities which built leadership skills and fostered cross-cultural understanding. The location of the program was in the lively (and sporty) city of San Antonio, TX. Go Spurs!
  • In September of 2019, a selected group of American basketball players (youth and coaches) will travel to Kosovo to participate in a ten day, reciprocal basketball leadership program with their peers from Kosovo.​
  • YLS covers all participant costs, including international travel, ground transportation, lodging, and meals 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 on August 6, 2019.

Application deadline: August 1, 2019  11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

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

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