The United States Mission to Mozambique, in participation with AFS, is currently recruiting for the Kennedy Lugar YES scholarship.

AFS Interculture South Africa offers the unique chance to spend ten months on the best cultural experience of your life! You will be living with a carefully selected host family and going to a local high school. Our host families live in all corners of America, mostly in small towns or villages and they look forward to opening their hearts and homes to welcome you.

Apply now and be one of the exchange students!

Programme : Year Programme to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Duration : 10 Months
Date : August 2021 – June 2022
Cost : Full Scholarship Sponsored by the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Programme and the Department of State.

Application closing date: 30th September 2020

You are eligible if:

➢ You are a Mozambican citizen.
➢ You are currently living in Beira, Maputo City and Province, Nampula,Tete or Pemba.
➢ You are aged between 15-17 years old (Born between January 1, 2004 and August 1, 2006).
➢ You are attending 9th, 10th or 11th grade of the National Education System.
➢ You have NOT failed in the last 3 years and no final grade below 10 Marks; and
➢ You have an annual average not below 12 Marks.
➢ You must be able to speak and understand English.
➢ You are able to complete the preliminary application and send it to AFS Interculture SA at the email below.
➢ You have a valid passport and unabridged birth certificate, or are able to apply for one.
➢ You must be open-minded, flexible and independent.
➢ You must be able to attend a selection day at your own expense, and if short listed, again for a language test and further selection procedures (at venues still to be confirmed due to covid-19 restrictions and regulations).
➢ Shortlisted students will need to produce their vaccination card and pay for further immunisations as required.


You can download a Pre-Application Form here   KL-YES-Pre-Application-2021-2022

For more information please contact Arsénio Penga [email protected] or 84 5046089 (National Coordinator) or Raedene Leroux [email protected].

Completed documents should all be emailed to [email protected]

For information about the exchange experience, please take a look at some of the Student Stories here.

For information on the AFS approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, please refer to this document.

For more information (including in Portuguese) please download the Press Releases below.

2021-2022 Press Release (Portuguese)

2021-2022 Press Release (English)