About the Program

Jovens Embaixadores de 2015 (Foto: Embaixada dos EUA)

Created in 2002, the program targets young entrepreneurs who, through creative and innovative initiatives and actions – be they small or large, generate benefits and help promote social welfare.

The selection process is very competitive, with applications from all over Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have exceptionally changed the timing of the exchange in the U.S. to July 2022.

NOTE: The implementation of the in-person exchange in the United States depends on health, safety and travel conditions and also on the approval by the U.S. Department of State of an in-person exchange in July 2022. If this is not possible, those selected will be invited to participate in a virtual exchange in an interactive and innovative format.

As a result, this initiative needed to be rethought and innovated. The program will take place between June and July 2022, first with a pre-departure orientation and visa interview taking place at the same location from which the participants will depart to the United States.

In the United States, the Youth Ambassadors visit the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., where they attend workshops on leadership and entrepreneurship. They also visit schools, social entrepreneurship projects, and meet with U.S. government representatives. The group then splits up and travels to different cities in the country and participates in activities related to the program’s theme, visits youth entrepreneurship projects, gives presentations about Brazil, and strengthens its leadership profile.

For complete information about the program, please consult the announcement available on this page or on the program’s official website: www.jovensembaixadores.org.br.