Accepting Applications: 2021 US Youth Ambassadors Program!

Updated: Jan 14



The Application for the 2021 US Youth Ambassadors Program is live and open until December 22nd (Priority Deadline of December 10th).


The Youth Ambassadors Program is an up to 3-week in-person or 6-week digital leadership exchange abroad for U.S. youth ages 15 – 17 and adult educators. The program provides full scholarships for 120 students and adults to take part in one of six cultural exchange programs to countries in the Caribbean and South America. Upon returning to the U.S., program participants implement their own community service projects to address a specific issue in their community.



The program aims to develop a cadre of young adults in the United States 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 countries across the Western Hemisphere.

Youth Applicants must:

· A citizen and resident of the United States

· Be between the ages of 15 - 17 during the US exchange in summer 2021

· Have at least one semester of high school left after the exchange

· Demonstrate leadership potential and community involvement

· For Spanish-immersion programs, have strong Spanish language skills, or interest in learning about other cultures in the Caribbean and South America

· Have interests that align with the Youth Ambassadors Program Goals

Adult Applicants must:

· Be a citizen and resident of the United States

· Actively be working with youth in either a high school or community setting

· Be willing and able to meet periodically with selected students during the 2021/2022 academic year to support and monitor their community-based initiative work and implementation of their community service projects.

· For Spanish-immersion programs, have strong Spanish language skills, or interest in learning about other cultures int he Caribbean and South America

· Be able to pass a criminal background check

· Have interests that align with the Youth Ambassadors Program Goals

Know a youth or adult who would make an excellent candidate for the US Youth Ambassadors Program? Nominate them to apply to the program!

Are you interested in applying to the US Youth Ambassadors Program? The application can be found here: https://www.worldlearning.org/program/youth-ambassadors-program/?apply=now




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