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Youth Ambassadors program 2022 applications open!

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Youth Ambassadors program 2022 applications open!
by Cammie Watson - Thursday, 3 February 2022, 9:58 AM

The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is now open for applications! Apply by February 25th.


The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a 3-week leadership exchange in the United States for teenagers ages 15-18 and adult mentors. The program develops a network of young adults from across countries in the Americas who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to their communities, an awareness of current and global issues, and strong interpersonal leadership skills. The program promotes mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration.

This is a selective program. Those selected will have no cost to participate.


  • Be a Canadian citizen 
  • Be between 15-18 years old at the start of the exchange with at least four months of high school or CEGEP remaining before graduation (2022 grads are not eligible)
  • Demonstrate an interest in, and have limited experience in, the United States 
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and community involvement 
  • Be willing to complete a Community-Based Service Project in their Canadian community after the exchange 


  • Develop group cohesion and community among program participants 
  • Assist students in cultural exploration 
  • Engage students in learning and help connect their experiences to their Community-Based Service Projects 


Jenika Heim

Senior adviser | EducationUSA
Fulbright Canada
350 Rue Albert St. Suite 2015
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1R 1A4