Fully-Funded USAID/World Learning Youth Ambassadors Program: Duration 09/01/2011 – 04/30/2024
DURATION: 09/01/2011 – 04/30/2024
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
PARTNER: Amigos de las Americas, Georgetown University, CIED
Deadline: Program application deadlines vary by country.
The Youth Ambassadors Program is a 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 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 Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
We are accepting applications noted below for the 2023 Cycle. Please check for additional upcoming application periods:
You must be a citizen and resident of the program you apply to. The application period is listed below for each program, specific exchange dates are included in the program descriptions upon entering the application portal.
Outbound (United States to Countries in Central and South America): United States Citizens and Residents
Youth United States Citizen Application: United States Youth Ambassadors 2023 (To Countries in the Caribbean & South America) – YOUTH
Adult Mentor United States Citizen Application: United States Youth Ambassadors 2023 (To Countries in the Caribbean & South America) – ADULT MENTOR
- Application Opens: Monday, October 24, 2022
- Priority Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2022
- Application Closes: Monday, December 12, 2022, 11:59 pm EST
Inbound (Western Hemisphere Countries to the United States): International Citizens and Residents
- Youth Ambassadors Program with Argentina & Chile
- Application Opens: Monday, October 31, 2022
- Application Closes: Monday, November 21, 2022, 11:59 pm EST
Youth Argentina Citizen Application: Youth Ambassadors with Argentina 2023 (To the United States) – YOUTH
Adult Mentor Argentina Citizen Application: Youth Ambassadors with Argentina 2023 (To the United States) – ADULT MENTOR