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Youth Ambassadors Program with South America 2015

Argentina and Chile

Hosted in partnership with World Learning and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Center for Politics is responsible for organizing and implementing the opening week of a three-week long high school student and educator exchange group from Argentina and Chile. While at the University of Virginia the participants receive a cultural introduction to the U.S., learn about the importance of civic engagement, begin the planning of civic action projects, visit local high schools, learn about volunteerism in the U.S. and participate in community service, visit cultural sites, and further develop their team building and leadership skills.

Following their week at the University of Virginia, the students participate in two-week long homestays in Kansas City and Charlotte. Upon the conclusion of the exchange, the students will reunited in Washington, D.C. and then return to their home countries where they implement their projects and share with others the importance of civic participation.

There will also be an American contingent traveling to Argentina and Chile in June 2014. Visit to learn more about that exchange.

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Global Perspectives of Democracy continually evaluates new exchange and event opportunities. Contact Daman Irby, Director of Global Initiatives, at or 434-243-8475 for additional information.