Welcome to the YLS Program with Moldova!

YLS 2020 Moldova is accepting applications NOW!

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 soccer or American football? If yes, then you should apply to be a YLS participant in our upcoming Moldova/U.S. exchange program!


More information about the 2019/2020 YLS Moldova/U.S. two-way exchange:


WHEN: April 18-27, 2020

WHERE: Moldova

WHO: American Football coaches, youth female soccer players (ages 16-18) and coaches.

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; U.S. Embassy in Molodova.

  • In October of 2019, a selected group of youth female soccer players, American football players and coaches from Moldova traveled to the U.S. for ten days, where they participated in a leadership through sports program in Massachusetts and Maine. The group visited Gillette Stadium, learned how to work as a team with a former Navy Seal, participated in a Raging Bulls practice in Maine, and more!
  • In the spring of 2020, a selected group of American athletes (youth and coaches) will travel to Moldova to participate in a ten day, reciprocal leadership program with their peers from Moldova.​
  • YLS program covers all participant costs, including international travel, ground transportation, lodging, and meals in Moldova

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 early March, 2020.

Application deadline:  Tuesday , March 10, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

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




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