Young Ambassadors


For 16 years, the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC has sent deserving DC metro area high school students to Costa Rica for three weeks of language exchange, leadership development, and cultural immersion. The program has grown into an Alumni network of over 100 students, with the addition of 6 more graduates to our growing WAC-DC cadre of Young Ambassadors to Costa Rica. 


The Young Ambassadors Program is one a one-year hiatus and will not be offered in 2018.

2017 Dates: July 9-30


Students must submit an application (found here) by March 10, 2017.


To read more about the 2017 Costa Rica Study Tour, click here.


Each year, the World Affairs Council - Washington, DC awards a small number of scholarships to outstanding DC high school students to travel to another country and serve as "Young Ambassadors," exchanging culture with students and individuals across the globe. While these trips touch a small group of students, they leave a lasting mark and widen horizons of these young people forever.



Check out this video that the 2014 Young Ambassadors produced about the trip.