The Jovem Embaixador program is an initiative sponsored by the US Embassy in Brazil that selects public school students to travel to the United States for a three-week program, where they visit different cities, take part in meetings with institutions, visit social projects, take courses in youth protagonism and entrepreneurship, attend classes in local high schools, participate in cultural and social responsibility activities, and deliver presentations about Brazil. The program seeks to promote the strengthening of public education, through students who are able to set examples in their communities – in terms of leadership, positive attitude, social consciousness, academic excellence, and English language ability.
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In 2015, there were 13,000 applicants and only 50 available spaces.
There are no associated costs, as this program is fully funded by the United States Embassy in Brazil and other institutions.
This program calls for students that have an excellent grasp of the English language and have generally performed well academically at school.
This a non-recurring, 3-week long program that usually takes place from January 11th to February 3rd.
1. Filling out an application form
2. Completing a preliminary questionnaire and sending further documents to the partner institution
3. The partner institutions then review the data
4. Written exam
5. Oral exam/candidate home visit
6. Embassy members review the applications and select the 50 Youth Ambassadors.