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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the suggested grade levels a must?

    Are the suggested grade levels a must?

    The suggested grade levels are designed to put youth ambassadors into similar age categories so that they can be instructed age specific curriculum.

  • What type of payment structure is there?

    What type of payment structure is there?

    A suggested monthly payment plan is offered for parents who prefer to pay the registration fee over a set period of time.

  • Are there any academic requirements?

    Are there any academic requirements?

    Applicants must be in good academic standing with their school and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • Are there any adult supervisors?

    Are there any adult supervisors?

    Adult chaperons will accompany youth ambassadors on their trip abroad.

  • How large is the group of students that travel?

    How large is the group of students that travel?

    Each travel destination will consist of between 15-30 youth ambassadors.

  • What is home stay?

    What is home stay?

    The most highly rated experiences of the Global Youth Ambassadors Program is the "homestay." For most GYAP destinations, youth ambassadors live for 5-7 days with local families in the host country. Host families are a part of the Friendship Force International Program. Past youth ambassadors have expressed high satisfaction with having a personal cultural experience with host family members and practicing the native language.

     

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