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American Youth Leadership Training Program Benefits

Program Description

The American Youth Leadership Program is a leadership training exchange program for U.S. high school students and adult mentors. Participants travel abroad to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to examine globally significant issues, such as the environment and climate change, food security and nutrition, the role of the media, and science and technology. Programs involve homestays with local families, language lessons, leadership training, and community service opportunities. Participants implement a follow-on project in their communities once they return home.

General Program Requirements

In order to be eligible for these programs, you must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen, be between the ages of 15-17
  • Hold or be able to obtain a valid U.S. passport.
  • You must also meet any additional requirements as stated in the program's eligibility section.
Please review detailed eligibility requirements on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs American Youth Leadership Program Information page

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Please visit the 'American Youth Leadership Program' Information page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find information about the country specific eligibility and the application process.

Program Contact Information

For more information about the program, please visit 'American Youth Leadership Program' information page