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U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program with Argentina & Chile 2015

Applications Being Accepted for Three-week Exchanges to Argentina/Chile and Brazil

GPD in partnership with World Learning and through the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2012-14 hosted the Youth Ambassadors Program with South America. Over 150 high school students and educators from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru each participated in a week-long series of sessions and activities on the Grounds of the University of Virginia that focused on leadership training, importance of being civically engaged, cultural understanding and more. With 2014 came the opportunity for students and educators from the Charlottesville-area to participate in a return exchange to Argentina and Chile, and the 2015 USYA application process is now open. Youth and educators from Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the surrounding counties are now applying for the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program with Argentina/Chile and Brazil.

  • Applications are accepted until January 10, 2015
  • Brazil Travel Dates: April 11-May 2, 2015
  • Argentina/Chile Travel Dates: May 27-June 17, 2015
  • Student and Adult Mentor Application - Learn about program goals, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and everything else you need to know.
  • Practically all expenses are paid - See applications above for details.
  • Participants WILL be selected from the Charlottesville/Albemarle area, so be sure to apply!

JANUARY 10, 2015

Contact Daman Irby at (434) 243-8475 or if you have questions about the U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program.

Related Materials and News:

1) USYA Overview Document
2) Local applicants sought for U.Va. Center for politics trips to South America
3) Read about 2014 USYA’s Civic Action Project

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