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Youth Ambassadors 2023
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October 31, 2022

The Embassy of the United States and the World Learning Organization inform that the call is open for students and adult companions (mentors) who wish to participate in the cultural and educational exchange program “Youth Ambassadors 2023”.

Youth Ambassadors is an exchange program that allows outstanding high school students to travel to the United States for three weeks. The program seeks to promote mutual understanding between our nations and help young people develop a strong sense of civic responsibility, commitment to their communities, knowledge of current issues of global impact, and leadership skills.

Applicants must be between 15 and 17 years old at the time of the exchange, and speak English. The U.S. government will cover all expenses related to participation in the program.

The Youth Ambassadors program aims to develop a network of young adults from all countries in the Americas who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to their communities, a knowledge 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 Argentina. The program is open to teens ages 15 to 17 and adult mentors.

The program provides full scholarships for participants and adult mentors to participate in a 10-month leadership development program, focused on civic engagement and multiculturalism. The program begins with a three-week exchange in the United States. Participants are expected to implement a service project in their home community after the exchange, with the support of their adult mentor.

PROGRAM DETAILS

The exchange will take place in the spring of 2023 of the United States.

Program formats are subject to change in consultation with the U.S. Department of State. In any program with a personal, national or international encounter, vaccination will be required; Participants must show proof of complete vaccination prior to the start of the program.

We continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on international travel, government-funded exchanges in the United States, and abroad.

The selected students and mentors will travel to the United States, where they will develop activities and discussions related to civics, community service, and youth leadership development. They will live with host families, attend school, and participate in meetings, leadership trainings, community activities, and mentoring. Previously, students and mentors will participate in a pre-orientation in Buenos Aires a few days before departure to the United States, in which they will hold meetings with Embassy officials and carry out the visa process.

Who can apply?

Young people must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an Argentine citizen and reside in the country.
  • Be between 15 and 17 years of age at the time of the exchange.
  • Graduate from high school in 2023 or later.
  • Have permission from a parent or legal guardian to participate in international travel or online scheduling.
  • Be willing to complete a community-based service initiative in your community after the exchange.
  • Have an intermediate level of English to participate in the exchange.

Those applying as adult mentors must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an Argentine citizen and reside in the country.
  • Actively work with adolescents in high schools or at the community level.
  • Be willing and able to meet regularly with young participants after the exchange to support and monitor civic engagement projects.
  • Have an intermediate level of English to participate in the exchange.


How to apply?

Those interested in applying for Youth Ambassadors must enter this linkcreate a user and complete the form as international applicants. Those interested in participating as adult mentors must register through this link.

More information about the application process  can be found here.

The call for applicants will be open until  November 21 2022.

Travel dates: March 18 – April 1 2023.

For inquiries, write toyouthambassadors@worldlearning.org