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.

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 this program and all other education  programs offered by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs website.

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