Youth Leadership Programs

Katherine, from Virginia, engages in peer teaching at the English Access Microscholarship School in Bangkalan.


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

During the exchanges, students and educators participate in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, leadership development, and live 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:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 17, and;
  • From one of the countries listed.

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

Choose a country from the list for complete eligibility requirements and additional program information.

Country-Specific Information

Contact Northern Nevada International Center for complete eligibility and application details.

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