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Youth Ambassadors Program: Apply to participate in an exchange in U.S.A (Fully-funded)

Youth Ambassadors Program: Apply to participate in an exchange in U.S.A (Fully-funded)

Apply by March 4, 2024 

COUNTRIES: Global

DURATION: 09/01/2011 – 04/30/2025

FUNDER: U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

PARTNER: Amigos de las Americas, Georgetown University, CIED

CONTACT: youthambassadors@worldlearning.org

The Youth Ambassadors Program aims to develop a cadre of young adults from across countries in the Americas who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to their communities, an awareness of current and global issues, and strong interpersonal leadership skills. The program aims to promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between people in the United States and other countries of the Western Hemisphere.

All Youth Participants must:

  • Be high school students between 15 and 18 years old (at the start of the exchange);
  • Have at least one semester of school remaining after program participation;
  • Be citizens and residents of the country they are representing on the exchange;
  • Demonstrate leadership aptitude and an interest in community service and in the program theme;
  • Exhibit flexibility, maturity, integrity, good social skills, and open-mindedness;
  • Have the motivation necessary to be active and successful exchange participants; and
  • Have sufficient proficiency in the language of the exchange (English, Spanish, or French) to participate fully in all exchange activities.

All Adult Educator Participants must:

  • Be teachers or community leaders who work with youth;
  • Be citizens and residents of the country they are representing on the exchange;
  • Demonstrate an interest in assisting youth to become productive and responsible members of society;
  • Exhibit maturity and open-mindedness;
  • Be supportive of the teenage participants;
  • Have sufficient proficiency in the language of the exchange (English, Spanish, or French) to participate fully in all exchange activities; and
  • Be willing and able to meet periodically with selected program participants during the academic year, following the exchange, to support and monitor their follow-on work

 

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