Events

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

September 22 – October 20, 2018


Countries: Latin America and the Caribbean (exact countries TBD)

Project: Young Leaders of the Americas Intiative (YLAI)

YLAI is a professional fellowship exchange for entrepreneurs from Latin American and the Caribbean to be placed with local business fellowship hosts with the possibility of a reverse exchange. Take a look at our 2017 YLAI cohort and local fellowship placement hosts! More details to come…

 

If you’re interested in hosting a YLAI Fellow at your place of work please contact Laura Duncan at [email protected] or (502) 561-5422 x2.

Multiregional | U.S. State and Local Governance

September 21 – 26, 2018


Twelve international visitors from an array of different countries will be in Somerset and Frankfort, Kentucky in September to explore “U.S. State and Local Governance.” More details to come…

Home hospitality dinner host needed! Contact Laura Duncan, Visitor Program Manager, with questions at [email protected].

Near East and North Africa | Disability Rights: Equal Access

September 13-18, 2018


Countries: TBA

Project: Disability Rights: Equal Access

No. of Visitors: 8

Details coming soon…

Multiregional | Health Care and Marginalized Populations

August 18 – 23, 2018


Country: Multiregional, countries TBA

Project: Health Care and Marginalized Populations

No. of Visitors: 6-7

Details coming soon…

Multiregional | Accountability in Government

August 15 – 21, 2018


Countries: TBA

Project: Accountability in Government

No. of Visitors: 6

Details coming soon…

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program 2018

August 5 – 19, 2018


Theme: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Language: All students speak English

The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) brings English-speaking Iraqi secondary school students to the U.S. for a four-week summer exchange to explore themes of leadership development, civic rights and responsibilities, respect for diversity, and community engagement. The will be Louisville’s ELEVENTH cohort since the program’s inception in 2007!

Participants on this U.S. Department of State-funded program are between the ages of 15 and 17 and are recruited from all provinces in Iraq. Iraqi adult mentors who accompany the students are educators and/or community leaders who work with youth and have demonstrated an interest in promoting youth leadership and social development. Competitively-selected American students also join Iraqi participants in all U.S. activities.

The program continues after the U.S.-based exchange with follow-on activities in the participants’ home communities, including alumni activities focused on leadership development.

Host families needed!

Read what one of our host families had to say!

“As a three time host parent of students in this program I highly recommend this experience. Getting to know these children and follow them in their endeavors to better their communities back home is so rewarding. Our family has maintained contact with all of our children. They never cease to amaze. I am proud to be a part of fostering these relationships. I feel it is an important step for this and future generations.” – Kelly

 

Worried about transportation and logistics? World Affairs Council helps with that!

 

World Affairs Council Provides:

  • Professional and cultural programming
  • All necessary transportation to and from meetings
  • All in-home orientation for hosts
  • Orientation and cultural programming for visitors

Host Responsibilities:

  • Provide a private sleeping area (students may share rooms but need separate beds)
  • Include the guest(s) in breakfast and dinner
  • Share your city with them!

 

Contact Visitor Program Manager, Laura Duncan, for more information! [email protected] or (502) 561-5422 x2


Near East and North Africa | Resilient Societies: Job Creation for Youth

July 25 – 31, 2018


Countries: TBA

Project: Resilient Societies: Job Creation for Youth

No. of Visitors: 12

Details coming soon…

Philippines | Illegal Drugs: Reducing Demand and Improving Rehabilitation

June 27 – July 1, 2018


Country: Philippines

Project: Illegal Drugs: Reducing Demand and Improving Rehabilitation

No. of Visitors: 4

Details coming soon…

DR Congo | Peace and Conflict Resolution in Ethnic Groups

June 25-28, 2018


Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Project: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Ethnic Groups

No. of Visitors: 6

Details coming soon…