If you are interested in learning more about each hosting program, our sponsors, or the exchange world in general, these resources are our go-to sources for information and industry news.

American Councils for International Education

AC's main website for all programs, news, and overseas offices:

Donate to support American Councils' programs, participants, and alumni:

Scholarships for American high school students: National Security Languages Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) and YES Abroad:

FLEX website:

YES website:


US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Main website:

International Education Week:



For American high school or gap year students:


YES Abroad

Cultural Exchange Organizations and Interest Groups

Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange:

Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET):

Country Information and News

CIA World Factbook:

 Radio Free Europe:

 Voice of America (VOA):

 New York Times:


 Washington Post: