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American Youth Leadership Program with Samoa
The American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) with Samoa will offer 18 youth and 2 adults the opportunity to explore the vast historical and cultural traditions of Samoa. The AYLP with Samoa is designed to advance mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Samoa, prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens, spark an interest in learning about foreign cultures, and develop a cadre of Americans with cultural understanding who are able to compete effectively in the global economy. The program will include a pre-trip orientation on the campus of the University of Wyoming (August 4-7, 2013), three week cultural trip to Samoa (December 13, 2013 – January 4, 2014), and a follow-on project that will be carried out in each participant’s local community following the exchange trip. The educational theme for AYLP with Samoa will focus on nutrition and food security issues that are common to the western U.S. and Samoa.
Important Questions and Answers
- Who is eligible to apply?
- How to apply?
- Application forms are available online or by request from Warren Crawford.
- Completed applications are due to the University of Wyoming 4-H Program no later than April 1, 2013.
- The selection process for this opportunity is competitive and participants are encouraged to complete their application as thoroughly as possible. It may be helpful to view this as you would a job or college application.
- What are the criteria for selection?
- How much does it cost?
- What are the expectations of participants?
Application Process & Timeline
- Completed applications are due April 1, 2013.
- By April 15, selected YOUTH applicants will be contacted to schedule a web based interview to be completed in April 2013
- By late April, selected ADULT applicants will be contacted to schedule a web based interview to be completed in May 2013
- The list of finalist and alternates for AYLP will be announced by mid-May 2013.
|This exchange program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the University of Wyoming, 4-H Youth Development Program.|