Youth Ambassadors

Student volunteers helping to build a house


The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference 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.

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

Program Length

3-4 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public applications are accepted.

All youth participants must:

  • Be secondary school students;
  • Be Between the ages of 15-18, and;
  • Have at least one semester of school remaining after program participation; and
  • From one of the countries listed below.

Adult participants may be teachers, trainers, school administrators, and/or community leaders who work with youth.

Country-Specific Information

Read more about country-specific eligibility and application details.

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