Youth Ambassadors

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The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities.

Program goals:
  1. To develop a cadre of young adults who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to community development, an awareness of current & global issues, and strong interpersonal leadership skills;
  2. To foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups; and
  3. To promote mutual understanding, respect and collaboration between the United States and our South American counterparts.
The Youth Ambassadors Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning. Youth Ambassadors exchanges are implemented by World Learning or our partners at Amigos de las Americas, Georgetown University CIED or SUNY Plattsburgh.

Participating Countries include: Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

World Learning encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. 

The Online Application: 
To apply to the Youth Ambassadors Program, log-in following the instructions below and select the program you are applying to, and the application type (Student or Adult Mentor). If you are interested in viewing a sample application before beginning an online application, click on the appropriate links below. The Youth Ambassadors Team is currently seeking candidates from the United States to participate on 2019 Youth Ambassadors exchange programs. Don't see your country listed?? Check back for future Youth Ambassadors Program announcements. You can also follow us on Facebook for regular program announcements. 
Deadline to Apply: Specific to the program and listed separately for each program application
  • We are currently no longer accepting applications for 2019 Programs 
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