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I from Pakistan can i apply for this scholarships please.
a Discrimination Policy in YES Program Instructions
I hope you’re good. I’m writing this comment to share my story with you. So, first of all, I’d like to introduce myself.
I’m Marah Karablieh, a regular teenager in 9th grade, I’m from Amman- Jordan, it’s a very beautiful small country in the Middle East. I get the highest degrees in my class & I’m the student who you ask when you don’t understand something.
YES program (Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program) has been my dream since years, I’ve been imagining myself in America with brand new friends, family, house & school; living the experience of my life, something that will last in my memories for lifetime.
Now that I’m in 9th grade, I’ve been visiting AMIDEAST website daily, waiting for them to announce about applying YES 2013-14. And they did in November 7 –it was my birthday- I was so happy & hurried up to fill the pre-application forum, but I was surprised that my birth date should be 1/1/1998 – 31/7/1998, in the last year, the applicant should be born between 1/1/1997 - 31/7/1997. In the next year, the eligible student should be born between 1/1/1999 – 31/7/1999. It was clear that teenagers who were born in months August- December have no chance to get involved. This is discrimination & I think it won’t be accepted by a U.S. citizen beside it’s against equity.
My dream crashed in front of my eyes, I was miserable. After I had thought that all what I chased for was just a stupid idea “how can I go to America anyway”, I thought why this unfair requirement? My English degree was 98.5% last year, my average was 98%, all my life is around English, all what I wanted is living an American life, and learning their culture, but just because I was born in November, I shall not live my dream. I accept to be rejected by YES program because of failing in the SLEP test or the interview but not because of my birthday.
I visited AMIDEAST website & read what requirements in other countries were, in Lebanon, for example, teenagers who have a birth date between September 1, 1996 and August 1, 1998 can apply for the scholarship, in Morocco, between August 1st, 1996 and August 1st, 1998 & in Tunisia, July 5th, 1997 and December 9th, 1998, they’re all have opportunities. So, why in Jordan, it doesn’t work the same? Why restricting only 7 months? There’s no reason for restriction. Why intelligent students who were born after July 31st can’t be exchange students?
I submitted the pre-application on time ignoring that I'm an eligible applicant "as they allege" and waited until they announced on their website that they were accepting the finale applications. I filled the application completely and submitted it on time, the customer service employee wondered why I didn't take a test, that's because they didn't call me, because I'm eligible. They accepted the application but I'm afraid they'd ignore me AGAIN.
I want YES badly, I’m pretty sure it will be the greatest thing happen in my entire life. Its sign is"Say yes toYES" but the reality is "I say yes to YES but YES says no to me".
I hope you understand me & get the point, may be help me ,either by lobbying and convincing AMIDEAST-Jordan to change their discrimination instructions in YES program or contact me if you have any idea what I can do next: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading, have a nice day.
I would like to state, as a member of this group, to all our Muslim members and their friends, that I know NO ONE of my fellow U.S. citizens who would agree in ANY way with the attitude towards the Prophet Mohammed that appears in the video that is now circulating on Youtube, and I know the U.S. government does not hold those views or support them in any way.
I hope that violence can be avoided in the protests again this video, since I know that would make the situation even worse, and would certainly harm relations between the U.S. and countries with substantial Muslim populations.
On EC we have talked a lot about peace, and how much we value that - I hope we can all remember that at this time. Love to all, Joan/Juanita/"Auntie"
hi every one i am yousaf from pakistan. how can i be the part of this programme.if u do know plz inform me to this email
i applied for "leadership program" but Unfortunately i wasn't selected ,so can u help me to apply for another exchang program for egyption high school student this summer or the next one 2013??
hello everyone ! :)
am a second year student and I wanna be part of an exchange program that pursue social aims ,
am into the communication strategies of english studies! I have an excellent level in arabic and frensh language ! unfortunately, all the programs target those aged 15 to 18 ..
I do appreciate any suggestion !
Wanna i am also searching new opportunities for youth exchange opportunities in job and also internships and off-course friendship to know more about different cultures and to study more about new programmed. Do keep in touch and giving updates thank you.
hello to all member of this wounder full program.
i am looking for youth exchange program.
any one want to help me ..
contact me email@example.com
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