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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.

Youth ambassadors pose for a group photoUnited States Embassy and Consulates in Canada emblemUnited States of America Department of State seal

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 social inclusion. This program provides full scholarships for students and adult mentors.

The Youth Ambassadors Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government. The program is administered by World Learning in partnership with the Center for the Study of Canada, SUNY Plattsburgh, with programmatic support from the U.S. Embassy-Ottawa and Fulbright Canada.

Canadian citizens may apply for the Youth Ambassadors Program beginning on 1 March 2019. The application deadline is 1 April 2019.


Program Description

  • About the Program

    Youth Ambassadors is a three-week exchange for high school students (age 15–18) and adult educators focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development. Additionally, students live with U.S. host families for a portion of the exchange, which is a truly formative experience in cultural immersion. Upon return to their home, students are required to complete a community service project with the support of their mentors and fellow Youth Ambassadors. This program is fully funded by the US government.

    Download the marketing flyer for the Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada

    Review the 2018 Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada program

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