Deadline: 30 December 2019
These programs are four-week exchange programs in the United States focused on leadership and youth development. The exchanges will take place in April 2020 and participants will implement follow-on projects in their home communities after the programs. The programs welcome applications from both student participants and adult chaperones.
- To promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and partner countries
- To develop a sense of civic responsibility and commitment to community development among youth
- To develop leadership skills among youth
- To foster relationships among youth from different backgrounds
- To focus on leadership and youth development, to explore shared challenges faced by the United States and ASEAN member countries.
- Exchange activities will include site visits, workshops, interactive sessions, diplomacy simulations, leadership training, team-building exercises, study tour and homestays with American families.
- Extracurricular activities including volunteer service opportunities and interactive site visits with relevant organizations in host communities will round out the program.
- The adult participants will have special sessions with adult peers designed to help foster leadership and civic education programs when they return home.
- Participants will develop a plan for a follow-on activity during the exchange and are expected to implement it in their school or community upon their return home.
Student participants must:
- be between 15 – 19 years old as of April 1, 2020
- be high school or first-year college students currently enrolled in schools and universities in Myanmar
- have interest in civic action and community service
- have strong academic and social skills and have leadership potential
Adult chaperones must:
- be teachers or community leaders who work with youth
- have good English skills and a university degree
- to act as mentors for the youth participants
- have demonstrated leadership skills
- be interested in helping youth develop their potential
- be committed to working with MYLP participants after their return from the United States
- be committed to the goals and ideals of the program, including civic leadership, diversity, and fostering positive regional and global interactions.
For more information, visit https://mm.usembassy.gov/education-culture/scholarship-programs/