Program Description

The Youth Leadership Program fosters mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers.

During the three-four week exchanges, students and educators participate in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, leadership development, 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.

General Program Requirements

All youth participants must between the ages of 15 and 18. Adult participants may be teachers, trainers, school administrators, and/or community leaders who work with youth.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

Application details for this program may vary by country. Please visit the State Department's Youth Leadership Programs information page and select your desired program location from the drop-down menu for complete eligibility requirements and application information.

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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