COUNTRIES: Global
DURATION: 09/01/2014 - 12/31/2019
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
PARTNER: Amigos de las Americas, Georgetown University, State University of New York-Plattsburgh
CONTACTyouthambassadors@worldlearning.org

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Are you interested in a YA exchange in the U.S.?

 

  • Argentina & Chile – March/April
  • Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, & Venezuela – September/October
  • Bolivia & Peru – October/November
  • Brazil – January
  • Canada – July/August
  • Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, Grenada, Guyana, Suriname, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago – August
  • Colombia & Ecuador – September
  • Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala & Panama – January (Spanish)
  • Haiti – July (French)
  • Paraquay & Uruguay – January/February

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

The youth participants will:

  • 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 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.

 

The adult mentor participants will:

  • Be teachers or community leaders who work with youth;
  • Be citizens 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
  • Plan to continue working in teaching positions or other positions of influence on young leaders.

 

View a sample Youth Ambassadors Application for STUDENTS
Vea una muestra de la solicitud de Jóvenes Embajadores para ESTUDIANTES en Español

View a sample Youth Ambassadors Application for ADULT MENTORS
Vea una muestra de la solicitud de Jóvenes Embajadores para MENTORES ADULTOS en Español

(Program application deadlines vary by country)

Les Applications pour le programme en Haïti Youth Ambassadors/Jeunes Ambassadeurs 2019

Date limite: 25 mars 2019

Exemple de demande pour les jeunes ambassadeurs destinée aux ÉTUDIANTS souhaitant se rendre aux États-Unis (en français)

Exemple de demande pour les jeunes ambassadeurs destinée aux MENTORS ADULTES souhaitant se rendre aux États-Unis. (en français)

La méthode préférée pour soumettre cette application est en ligne à l’adresse https://youthambassadors.worldlearning.org/YA/wl_sitelogin. Seuls les candidats ayant un accès limité à Internet peuvent soumettre des candidatures sur papier en téléchargeant l’application à partir des liens ci-dessous.