DURATION: 09/01/2011 - 03/31/2022
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
PARTNER: Amigos de las Americas, Georgetown University, CIED

Due to continued public health and safety impacts of COVID-19, World Learning and our partners at the U.S. Department of State, ECA have decided that most Youth Ambassadors Programs will continue virtually through December 31, 2021. Impacted programs, with open or upcoming applications, have been noted on the apply now page.

For January 2022 programming onward, we will continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 and will post updates as available. Due to safety considerations, virtual or hybrid programming may be offered as an alternate to an in-person exchange.

2020 and 2021 Virtual Youth Ambassadors Program participants are eligible to reapply to the Youth Ambassadors Program in the future to experience the traditional three-week exchange program if all eligibility requirements are still met.

Additionally, the time commitment for Virtual Youth Ambassadors Programs is approximately three (3) to four (4) hours per week for synchronous meetings, with additional independent work online approximately two (2) to three (3) hours per week.

Program application deadlines vary by country.

The Youth Ambassadors Program is seeking qualified applicants for the following programs for our 2021 cycle. Please click the “See Open Programs and Apply” button in the right corner to access the application platform.

The Youth Ambassadors Program encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status.

The World Learning Youth Program Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy and Procedures are linked here.

Please Note: You must be a citizen and resident of the program country you apply to.


Bolivia and Peru (conducted in English)
2021 Program Model: To Be Determined
Application opens: June 28, 2021
Application closes: July 19, 2021

We anticipate the 2022 U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program application opening in Fall 2021.
Don’t see your country listed? Check back for future Youth Ambassadors Program announcements and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest program updates.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact our Admissions Office at or at 1-877-591-9626 inside the U.S. or at 1-802-258-3485 outside the U.S.

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Enrolled Youth Ambassadors participants and parents of participants under the age of 18 are required to sign World Learning’s Conditions of Participation, which includes acknowledgment of our Online & Social Media Policy, and our Sexual Misconduct & Harassment Policies and Procedures.