Youth Leadership and Travel Opportunities from World Chicago

posted Feb 28, 2017, 12:59 PM by L Williams
These are exciting opportunities -- applications are due soon! Please let me know if you need any help.
All the best,


U.S. Youth Ambassadors Exchange - Application Deadline January 13, 2017

The U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program with South America offers two separate three-week leadership exchanges abroad for U.S. teenagers ages 15-17 and adult mentors: one to Brazil and one to Argentina & Chile. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the programs aim to promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between the United States and South America. WorldChicago is currently recruiting Chicago area students to apply for this unique, prestigious exchange.

Apply by January 13, 2017 at 

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program - Application Deadline Extended January 31, 2017

The U.S.-Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) is a four-week program that runs from July through August that offers an opportunity to youth in the United States to develop leadership skills, build new understandings of civic engagement and diversity, and cultivate new friendships across the world. This fully-funded, U.S.-based program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity for U.S. students to participate in a leadership program alongside youth and adults from Iraq. 

Applications are now open for Chicago-area students! Visit the IYLEP site to learn more and apply by January 15, 2017.

WiSci Girls STEAM Camp - Application Deadline February 13, 2017

Join girls from around the world for a unique educational opportunity and rich cross-cultural experience at the 2017 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp held in Malawi from July 30 - August 15, 2017. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics. The camp will include a STEAM curriculum led by experts in their fields, as well as leadership development activities and learning excursions within Malawi.

Visit to learn more about this exciting program! Apply by February 13, 2017at

Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program -  
Application Deadline March 15, 2017

World Learning's Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program (DYLEP) is an online exchange program for high school students in Iraq and the United States. Through DYLEP, students develop their leadership skills, learn how to work together with people of diverse backgrounds, and design concrete projects to address issues in their communities. Selected students will participate in DYLEP completely free of charge, and learn using videos, discussion forums, online chats, webinars, and games. Students will also meet online in small groups to exchange opinions and perceptions towards global issues with other participants in Iraq and the U.S. Since DYLEP is an online program, it does not involve any travel. Students can participate from anywhere and structure the work around their own schedules.

Visit to apply!

For questions about the programs or applications, please contact Brian Peckrill or 312.254.1800 x100.