U.S. Embassy unveils the list of the 50 Young Ambassadors selected for the 2018 program

The United States Embassy in Brazil unveiled, on Tuesday, October 31, the names of 50 Brazilian students selected to take part in the 2018 Youth Ambassadors Program.  This year’s program has at least one student from each Brazilian State and the Federal District.  The program is sponsored by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission and public and private partners. The exchange program in the U.S. takes place from January 12 to February 4.  During this three-week program, they will first visit the U.S. capital, Washington, DC, after which they will be split into smaller groups to go to different American cities where they will be staying in the homes of volunteer families.

The youngsters will take part in meetings with U.S. government officials, NGO leaders, visit schools and social projects, participate in volunteer activities and, as representatives of Brazilian youth in the USA, will also give presentations about Brazil, its culture and its people.  At the end of the trip, they will present action plans in the area of social justice and volunteer initiatives to be implemented in their communities after returning to Brazil.

Youth Ambassadors Program:

Since 2003, 522 young Brazilians have taken part in the program, whose partners are:  Brazil’s National Council of Education Departments (CONSED), the State Education Departments, the network of Brazil-United States Binational Centers, and FedEx, MSD, Microsoft, Bradesco, IBM, and Boeing Brasil.  Today, the program exists in every country in the Americas and also involves a reverse exchange program for American students to represent the USA in Latin America.  For further information on these amazing students, visit: https://br.usembassy.gov/.

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