Join the Youth Ambassadors Experience! The Youth Ambassadors Program is a 3-week leadership exchange program for high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Western Hemisphere. The program provides full scholarships for participants to take part in cultural and educational programming focused on a variety of themes specific to the different countries. Youth Ambassadors is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by World Learning. Exchanges are implemented by World Learning, Amigos de las Americas and Georgetown University CIED.
The program aims to develop a cadre of young adults throughout the Americas who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to their communities, an awareness of current and global issues, and strong interpersonal leadership skills. The program aims to promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between people in the United States and other countries of the region.
Participating countries include: Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, the Bahamasd, Belize, 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. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
We are currently accepting applications to the following programs for the 2020 Cycle:
Inbound (To the United States):
Belize – October 1 – November 8, 2019
Costa Rica – October 1 – November 8, 2019
Dominican Republic – October 1 – November 8, 2019
Guatemala – October 1 – November 12, 2019
Paraguay – October 15 – November 8, 2019
Uruguay – October 15 – November 8, 2019
Argentina – October 1 – October 30, 2019
Chile – October 1 – October 30, 2019
El Salvador – October 1 – November 8, 2019
Honduras – October 1 – November 8, 2019
Panama - October 1 - November 8, 2019
Nicaragua - October 15 - November 8, 2019
Haiti – October 16 – December 4, 2019
Outbound (From the United States to the Caribbean and South America):
United States - October 2 – November 6, 2019
Application Process World Learning encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. All applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on the designated application deadline. Please note that
To apply, click on the “New User” link. If you have already registered and are returning to complete your application, use your login credentials to return to your application in progress. Please also take a minute to read our Frequently Asked Questions. To learn more about the Youth Ambassadors Program please visit our website.