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 a U.S. Citizen interested in a YA exchange internationally?

Apply to the the U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program for an opportunity to travel to one of the following program offerings between the months of June and August, 2020.

  • Argentina & Chile – Spanish Immersion Program
  • Belize – English Language Program
  • Brazil – English Language Program
  • Costa Rica – Spanish Immersion Program
  • Ecuador – Spanish Immersion Program
  • Uruguay – Spanish Immersion Program

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 a U.S. citizen;
  • 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 or Spanish) to participate fully in all exchange activities.

The adult mentor participants will:

  • Be teachers or community leaders who work with youth;
  • Be U.S. citizens;
  • 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 or Spanish) to participate fully in all exchange activities; and
  • Plan to continue working in teaching positions or other positions of influence on young leaders.

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View a sample U.S. Youth Ambassadors Application for STUDENTS

View a sample U.S. Youth Ambassadors Application for ADULT MENTORS

U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program – Student Applicant Information

U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program – Adult Educator Applicant Information

(Program application deadlines vary by country)