COUNTRIES: Global
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
CONTACTyouthambassadors@worldlearning.org

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 Youth Ambassadors Program will continue virtually through August 2021. Impacted programs, with open or upcoming applications, have been noted on the apply now page.

For September 2021 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.

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.

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.

Outbound (From the United States to the Caribbean and South America):
Please Note: You must be a citizen and resident of the program country you apply to.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program. We anticipate the 2022 U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program application opening in Fall 2021.

Inbound (From Western Hemisphere Countries to the United States):
Please Note: You must be a citizen and resident of the program country you apply to.

Argentina (conducted in English)
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: March 22, 2021
Application close date: April 19, 2021

Bahamas (conducted in English)
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: March 5, 2021
Application close date: April 12, 2021

Barbados/Eastern Caribbean (conducted in English)
This includes Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica.
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: March 5, 2021
Application close date: April 12, 2021

Bolivia (conducted in English)
2021 Program Model: To Be Confirmed
Application coming soon!

Canada (conducted in English)
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: February 24, 2021
Application close date: April 21, 2021

Chile (conducted in English)
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: March 22, 2021
Application close date: April 19, 2021

Colombia (conducted in Spanish)
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: March 1, 2021
Application close date: March 29, 2021

Guatemala (conducted in Spanish and Kaqchikel)
2021 Program Model: To Be Confirmed
Application open date: TBD – No online application available
Application close date: TBD – No online application available

Guyana (conducted in English)
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: March 5, 2021
Application close date: April 12, 2021

Jamaica (conducted in English)
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: March 5, 2021
Application close date: April 12, 2021

Nicaragua (conducted in English)
2021 Program Model: To Be Confirmed
Application open date: January 11, 2021
Application close date: EXTENDED to March 5, 2021

Panama (conducted in Spanish)
2021 Program Model: To Be Confirmed
Application open date: January 11, 2021
Application close date: EXTENDED to April 23, 2021

Peru (conducted in English)
2021 Program Model: To Be Confirmed
Application coming soon!

Suriname (Conducted in English)
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: March 5, 2021
Application close date: April 12, 2021

Trinidad & Tobago (Conducted in English)
Confirmed Summer 2021 Program Model: Virtual
Application open date: March 5, 2021
Application close date: April 12, 2021

Venezuela (conducted in Spanish)
2021 Program Model: To Be Confirmed
Application open date: January 11, 2021
Application close date: Extended to March 5, 2021

Contact Us

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

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