Learning about other countries and cultures is an opportunity available to many New Mexico 4-H youth. What happens in other countries and on other continents affects each of us in some way. Sharing customs and cultures with each other is fostered by living with a host family which assists young people in developing a global perspective to better understand their own position in the world. Exchange programs provide hands-on learning activities that develop awareness of the world and its peoples.
The American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) with Ghana
Got the Travel Bug?
Check out the American Youth Leadership Program to Ghana!
The American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) provides an opportunity for youth and adult participants to travel to Ghana, learn about Ghanaian history, culture, traditions, and ways of life by staying with a host family during the four week program July 2016. American and Ghanaian host siblings will also study cultural issues in the U.S. and Ghana around nutrition and food security. Education topics on structures to provide healthy school lunches, marketing, and access to food.
Youth (15-17 years of age) and adult citizens are eligible to participate in AYLP with Ghana. The AYLP grant covers the following costs for participants: passport and visa fees, pre-trip orientation at UW in Laramie, roundtrip airfare to Ghana, meals, lodging, site visits, cultural activities and transportation in Ghana, accident and sickness protection.
Check out AYLP- Ghana! Detailed information and applications are available on the University of Wyoming 4-H web site: www.wyoming4h.org Applications are due December 1, 2015.
The American Youth Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs and administered by the University of Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program. Contact Warren Crawford, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
U. S. Department of State
Host an International High School Exchange Student
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Scholarships To Study Abroad ( PDF)
(high school and college undergraduate)