The U.S. Embassy Montevideo announces the opening of its 2017 Youth Ambassadors Program.
The purpose of this program is to offer students in public high schools new international opportunities and experiences that will broaden their knowledge of U.S. culture, society and education. The selected candidates will experience life in a U.S. high school environment, live with an American host family, exchange views on topics of common interest with U.S. youth and serve as “Ambassadors” in projecting a positive image of Uruguay in the contacts with the American people they meet.
Uruguayan Youth Ambassadors
More than 10 Uruguayan students will be selected to participate in the 2017 edition of this program. They will represent Uruguay in the United States for three weeks. They will spend time in Washington, D.C., and will live in home-stays with local volunteer families. During the home-stay, the Youth Ambassadors will attend school with host family members, participate in community events, learn about their host state and give presentations about Uruguay.
While in Washington, the Youth Ambassadors will participate in guided visits to landmark national institutions such as the White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Abraham Lincoln Monument, the Smithsonian, as well as briefings at the U.S. Department of Education on similarities and differences between education programs and meetings at the U.S. Department of State. (Activity agenda is tentative)
Upon returning home, the Youth Ambassadors will be encouraged to participate in social activities, community events and share their experiences with friends, teachers and neighbors. Students wishing to participate in this program have until September 30, 2016 to apply.