The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a three-week exchange for Canadian students and adult mentors to visit the United States. The goals are to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Canada, increase leadership skills, and position youth to make a difference in their communities. Applications are competitive. No cost to apply. All travel expenses are covered by the Youth Ambassadors Program.
Youth Applicant Requirements:
15 to 18 years old
At least 4 months of high school or CEGEP remaining (no June 2017 grads)
Demonstrated interest in the United States
Commitment to implement community service project
Interested in home stay experience
Adult Mentor Requirements:
Demonstrated commitment to supporting youth
Interest in a continued mentorship role
We especially encourage applicants:
who have not previously visited the United States
who are new Canadians
who are of indigenous heritage
Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada strives to reflect the geographic, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of Canada.
Ottawa - New York - Washington, D.C.
July 17 to August 6, 2017