The Embassy hosted a reception at the Ambassador’s residence for over 60 candidates for the Youth Ambassador program who live in the city and province of Buenos Aires. The program, which is designed to send outstanding secondary school students to the United States to learn about U.S. society and culture, had more than 364 applicants competing for 13 available slots in 2015.
Cultural Assistant Officer Katherine Ordoñez thanked participants for applying for the program and gave a presentation that detailed the functions of a U.S. Embassy. Students also received information about other Embassy-sponsored youth programs, EducationUSA and I-Space resources. The agenda concluded following a tour of the Ambassador´s residence.
Candidates in the provinces followed the activity online and had the chance to ask questions.
Later in December, the Public Affairs Section, in partnership with World Learning, will announce the names of the 13 high school students from across Argentina and two adult mentors who will be selected to travel to the United States in March 2015 to participate in the Youth Ambassadors program.