YLS End of Exchange Participant Evaluation

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Welcome to the YLS Program!


  • The Youth Leadership through Sport Program (YLS) is a 3 year exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)/Sports Diplomacy Division. In 2018 these exchanges will take place in Portland, ME and Arkhangelsk, Russia and in 2019 in Moldova and Ukraine.
  • PH International, a non-profit organization located in Waitsfield, VT and its partners world-wide will be working on making these exchanges memorable, engaging and educative. 
  • Following a very productive and exciting visit of Russian basketball players and coaches to Portland, ME in April 2018  a selected group of basketball players and coaches from Greater Portland Area, ME  will travel to Arkhangelsk, Russia in August 2018 for 8 days to participate in athletic, lieadreship building and cultural activities.The participants will also have a chance to visit Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation. 
  • Applicants are not required to speak Russian and interpreters will be hired. YLS covers the participant costs, including international travel, ground transportation, lodging and meals in Russia. 

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 in early June. 

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time

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

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