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Youth Ambassadors International Exchange Program Benefits

Program Description

The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to increase leadership skills and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities.

Participants will engage in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, and live with local host families. Upon their return home, the students apply what they have learned to implement projects that serve needs in their communities.

Exchanges are primarily from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States, but also include delegations from the United States to select countries.

General Program Requirements

In order to be eligible for these programs, you must be:

  • An American high school student
  • Between the ages of 15-18
  • Have at least one semester of school remaining after program participation

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Please visit the State Department's Youth Ambassadors information page to find information about eligibility and the application process.

Program Contact Information

For more information about the program, please visit the State Department's Youth Ambassadors information page.