On January 10 and 11, 577 Brazilians — high school students and teachers from public schools — will travel to the United Sates to participate in educational exchange programs. The programs are coordinated by the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, the U.S. Department of State and CAPES (Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, and are supported by CONSED (National Council of Secretaries of Education).
Of the 577 aforementioned Brazilians, 37 high school students will participate from January 10 to February 2nd in the 12th edition of the Youth Ambassadors program. After spending a week in Washington, D.C., they will be divided in four groups that are going to be hosted by volunteer American families in the cities of Seattle, in Washington, Charlotte, in North Carolina, Tulsa, in Oklahoma, and Bozeman in Montana. Check the list of participants.
From January 11 to February 22, the 544 English teachers will take part in the 4th edition of the Development Program for English Teachers (PDPI) in the United States, promoted by CAPES of the Ministry of Education. During six weeks, the teachers will participate in an intense program to improve English teaching in Brazil, that will include evaluation and teaching methodology courses, online resources, class plans and other tools to aide teachers. The group will be divided among 16 universities in different parts of the United States. A. See the list of participants.
Before their departure to the United States, the Embassy will receive the 37 Youth Ambassadors and 130 English teachers for visa interviews and pre-departure briefings.
Development Program for English Teachers in the U.S. (PDPI):
This program results from the partnership between CAPES, the U.S. Embassy in Brazil and the Fulbright Commission and is supported by CONSED. Since its creation in 2011, 1690 public school teachers have participated in it.
Youth Ambassadors Program:
The Youth Ambassadors program was created by the U.S. Embassy in Brazil in 2002. Since 2012, the program has been replicated in every country of the Western Hemisphere. Since its creation, 367 Brazilian public school students have participated in it. Our partners in this initiative are: CONSED and State Secretariats of Education, the network of Binational Centers in Brazil, and FedEx, MSD, Dow Brazil, Microsoft, Bradesco, IBM, American Airlines and Boeing Brazil.