COUNTRIES: United Kingdom, United States
DURATION: 06/01/2009 - 12/31/2017
FUNDER: Hummer Tuttle Foundation
CONTACTcari.graves@worldlearning.org

Program Description

The U.S.-U.K. Youth Dialogue Program brought high school students from London to the U.S. to learn about leadership, global issues, and community service.

After serving as U.S. Ambassador to the U.K., Robert Tuttle was inspired to create a cross-cultural and diverse educational experience in the U.S. for youth from London. The Hummer Tuttle Foundation, established by the ambassador and his wife, Maria Hummer, partnered with London-based Windsor Fellowship and World Learning to carry out the two-week summer exchange program. Participants first spent a week at World Learning’s School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, doing intensive dialogue work, teambuilding, learning about global issues, and exploring the state. During the second week of the program, students traveled to Chicago to live with U.S. host families, visit local organizations, complete service projects, and design their own community project to implement when they returned home to London.

Program Goals

  • Promote mutual understanding between the people of the U.K. and U.S.
  • Provide youth from London opportunities to learn about and experience U.S. culture.
  • Prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities.