27 American youth from 22 different states in the U.S. are in Brazil to participate in a three-week exchange in Brazil, from June 3-19. They are between 13 and 17 years old, and they will spend three days in Brasilia to visit the capital. Then in smaller groups, they will travel to three Brazilian cities, Franca-SP, Manaus-AM, Recife-PE, where they will stay with volunteer host families .
During the program, the students will visit public schools, give lectures on the U.S., visit projects focused on social justice and volunteering, and have Portuguese and Brazilian culture lessons. At the end of the program, the young students will gather in São Paulo to present action plans based on the projects have visited. Their commitment is to implement them in the U.S.
The participants went through a selection process and the prerequisites included good grades, volunteer work and a leadership profile. Most of them have never left the U.S. and belong to the lower middle class.
Media outlets interested in interviewing the U.S. Youth Ambassadors should contact the Press Office at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil. (61) 3312-7367 / 7364
For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.