Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada

The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a three week exchange designed for Canadians to go to the U.S.A.  Conducted in the English language, the program brings together high school students and adult mentors from Canada to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities.  Program themes include: civic education, community service, youth leadership development and entrepreneurship.
The Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh is proud to be organizing the Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada thanks to the support of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, the United States Embassy Ottawa and Fulbright Canada.
 
Program Location
 
The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is an intensive program with three segments:
   1) Pre-departure orientation in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to take place July 8-9, 2013
   2) Exchange experience in the United States of America to include:
        a) Plattsburgh, New York and the Adirondack Park from July 10 to 21, 2013
        b) Hyde Park and New York City, New York from July 22 to 23, 2013
        c) Washington, D.C. from July 24 to 28, 2013
  3) Follow-on community service activities in Canada to be implemented following the exchange experience.
 
Invitation for Youth & Adult Participants
The program sponsors seek energetic applicants who are ready to develop their skills in order to be effective leaders in their schools and communities.  Youth applicants must be between 15 and 18 years old at the start of the actual program on July 8, 2013.  Applications are also invited from adults who are active as secondary teachers, trainers, school administrators, and/or community leaders who work with teen-aged youth.
Youth and adults with Canadian citizenship only are eligible to apply; dual U.S. citizens are not eligible.  Applicants must have fluent English language skills.  Preference will be given to applicants who have not had previous experience studying or traveling in the United States.  Full eligibility requirements are explained in the application packages.
 
Application for Participants
 
YOUTH (AGES 15-18) APPLICATION PACKAGE - Note: Selecting this link to download this PDF file requires Acrobat Reader.
 
The Youth Application Package includes additional detailed information on program description, eligibility requirements, criteria selection as well as the 5 page application form, three reference forms, and background check form.
 
ADULT APPLICATION PACKAGE - Note: Selecting this link to download this PDF file requires Acrobat Reader.
 
The Adult Application Package includes additional detailed information on program description, eligibility requirements, criteria selection as well as the 4 page application form, three reference forms, and background check form.
 
 
Application Instructions
 
Please download and complete the full application package.  The application deadline is Saturday, April 20, 2013.  Notification of acceptance will be issued in May.
 
To be guaranteed full consideration, please be certain that the complete, signed print application and supporting documents are received no later than the application deadline of April 20, 2013 by Fulbright Canada. Applicants are welcome to first fax or e-mail their applications.
 

Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to receiving your application!

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the Study of Canada
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Fax: (518) 564-2112
E-mail: canada@plattsburgh.edu

Center for the Study of Canada
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
133 Court St.,
Plattsburgh, NY 12901