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U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program with Brazil
U.S. Adult Mentor Application Instructions and Essay Questions


APPLICATION DEADLINE:

January10, 2015 11:59 PM EST

Adult Mentor applicants should become familiar with the online application instructions attached below, write down their answers to the essay questions, and then input the information into the online application at

http://www.regonline.com/byap2015-adult

           

                 

state%20dept%20logo logo_wl_vrt_rgbThe U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program with Brazil is a three week youth leadership exchange during April 2015 based in Brazil for nine American teenagers ages 15-17 and one adult mentor. The program aims to develop a cadre of young adults in Brazil and the U.S. who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to community development, an awareness of current and global issues, strong interpersonal leadership skills, willingness to foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups in both Brazil and the U.S., and to promote mutual understanding, respect and collaboration between the United States and South America.  Participants will be required to implement follow-on activities upon their return home that will help the participants stay in touch with each other and reflect on their experiences and integrate that learning into their day-to-day lives at home. An important goal of the program is that the student leaders, now empowered, will train other student leaders through student led community oriented service projects.

Program Sponsors and Partners:

  • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Youth Programs Division

  • U.S. Embassy in Brazil

  • World Learning

  • Global Ties partners: Seattle, Portland, Reno, Tulsa, Kansas City, Pensacola, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Charlottesville, and DC

 Program Goals:

1)      To promote mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and Brazil;

2)      To prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities;

3)      To influence the attitudes of the leaders of a new generation; and

4)      To foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups and create networks of hemispheric youth leaders, both within Brazil and internationally.

Program Design:

The USYA program will begin with a two day orientation workshop in Washington, DC before the group departs for Brazil, where they will have an introduction and participate in meetings with U.S. Embassy staff.  Following the orientation in Brazil, the group will split into community program teams for homestays and programming activities organized and implemented by alumni of the Brazil Youth Ambassadors Program. The participants will then reunite for a re-entry and follow-on program segment, which will include action planning and evaluation sessions. More details will be available upon final selection of participants.

What is covered?

There is no application fee for applicants.

The U.S. Government will pay for international transportation to and from the United States, domestic travel to Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, DC, orientations, program and visa fees and administration, site visits and seminars, lodging and meals, some cultural activities, educational materials, and accident and sickness insurance while in Brazil. Participants will stay with volunteer host families and in youth conference centers.

Participants are responsible for expenses related to the application process (copying, mailing, photographs, etc.), passport fees, vaccination fees (if applicable) and spending money for souvenirs and other items in the United States.

Who is eligible to apply?

Adult applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen

  • be active in working with youth in either a high school or community setting;

  • live within the area of jurisdiction of one of the program Global Ties partners: Seattle, Portland, Reno, Tulsa, Kansas City, Pensacola, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Charlottesville, and DC.

  • be willing to spend three weeks in Brazil; April 11-May 2, 2015

  • be willing and able to meet periodically with selected students from in their city/region, during the academic year 2015-2016 to support and monitor their follow-up work;

  • submit a complete application, statement of interest, including photograph and letters of recommendation.


NOT ELIGIBLE:

  • Adults with dual U.S./Brazilian citizenship

  • Adults with previous travel to Brazil

What are the criteria for selection?

Adult applicants will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • a demonstrated interest in and commitment to service in their local regions;

  • demonstrated history of supporting youth activities;

  • strong record in teaching and/or youth programs;

  • demonstrated leadership ability;

  • ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups of students and peers and tolerate the opinions of others; and

  • commitment to working with youth after the project to help them implement projects.


If selected…

  • Apply for a passport immediately if you do not have one already;

  • Additional information and materials will be provided by WL.

Selection Process

  • Applications will be reviewed World Learning

  • Semi-finalists will be contacted World Learning for an interview

  • Finalists from each U.S. community will have a final interview (phone, skype) with World Learning and U.S. Dept. of State representatives

  • Due to large quantity of applications received, it is not possible to inform all applicants of their status

  • Additional questions should be emailed to youthprograms@worldlearning.org

Required Documents to be submitted with a completed Application

  • A photo of yourself. (Your face must be visible and clear)

  • Two Letters of Recommendation -  From a peer or supervisor (emailed to youthprograms@worldlearning.org by January 10, 2015 11:59 PM EST)

  • CV or resume (Emailed to youthprograms@worldlearning.org by January 10, 2015 11:59 PM EST)


Note: Any documents sent to youthprograms@worldlearning.org must reference the applicant's Full Name and document type in the subject line of the email. For example, "Carolina Silva, Signed Parent/Guardian Information"

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

(IMPORTANT)

The U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program with Brazil Adult Mentor application is an online application. You can access the application at www.regonline.com/byap2015-adult.  Please follow instructions carefully.

**It is important to know that you cannot save data in your application until you have completed all the fields. We recommend looking at the application to become familiar with it, preparing your answers to the essays (the essay questions are included on this form), and then entering all the information at once. Once you have done this and submitted your application, you can return to it using the password you create to make edits, change your answers, or upload required documents.**

Two Hour Time Limit: Prepare Ahead!

  • When you log in, you will have TWO HOURS to submit the application before it times out. It is important to know that you will not be able to save data in your application unless you enter all required fields and submit it within those two hours.

  • Prepare Ahead: We suggest that you look over the application, prepare your essay answers ahead of time, and then complete all the fields when you are ready.

  • Work Offline: You may write the application or essays in Microsoft Word (or any other program), and then paste your answers into the application. Please pay attention to the word limits on the essay questions.

  • At the end of the application, applicants will be required to certify that the application was written using only their OWN words.

To Look at or Begin Your Application

  • To begin, click Register on the website. You must have a valid email address to start the application.

The online application contains several sections:

PART I: PERSONAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION

  • This section is where you will input general information like your name, city, school name, and telephone number. You will also upload your photo to this section.

  • PASSWORD: In Part 1, you will also create your own password to access your application after you have submitted it. WRITE DOWN YOUR PASSWORD. You will need it if you want to make changes or upload documents to your application before the January 10, 2015 deadline. There is a link to change your password if you forget it. REMEMBER, YOUR PASSWORD ONLY TAKES EFFECT WHEN YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION.

PART II: PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

  • List your current employer and the other requested information. You will upload your CV to this section.

PART III: EDUCATION & ACTIVITIES

  • Please list your educational level, along with any volunteer, social, or professional activities you participate in outside of work.

PART IV: INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL HISTORY

  • This section is where you will input information regarding your international travel history.

PART V: LANGUAGE ABILITIES

  • This section is where you will input information regarding the languages you speak/study, if any.

PART VI: SHORT ESSAYS

  • This section is where you will input your answer to the short essays. We recommend answering the questions first when you are offline. Then, when you are ready to submit your application, you can either cut-and-paste or type your answers to the questions into the online application.

PART VII: LONG ESSAYS

  • This section is where you will input your answer to the long essays. We recommend answering the questions first when you are offline. Then, when you are ready to submit your application, you can either cut-and-paste or type your answers to the questions into the online application.

PART VIII: SCENARIOS

  • Please think about how you would react to each of the three listed scenarios, which may happen to the U.S. high school participants on the exchange. Write down how you would react to each scenario.

PART IX: REFERENCES

  • This section is where you will input information for three (3) references who are not related to you. These references may be peers, mentors, supervisors and may include one of individuals who provide letters of reference. One or more references may be contacted during the application process to provide an account of their knowledge of you.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

There are two LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FORMS that can be downloaded from the application. You will need to print them out and give them to a peer or supervisor who is not related to you to fill out. The two completed forms need to be emailed to youthprograms@worldlearning.org.

CV/RESUME

  • Please submit a copy of your most up-to-date CV or resume via email to youthprograms@worldlearning.org by the deadline of Saturday, January 10, 2015 11:59 PM EST. Please include your name and document type in the email subject line.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

  • Once you have answered all the questions, click the CONTINUE button at the bottom of the application. If you click the button and are not able to move to the REVIEW & SUBMIT page, it is because there are incomplete fields on your application. Look for the mc900433883[1] sign, which will show you where you are missing information.

  • At the next screen, click the FINISH button. You will get a confirmation email sent to you. REMEMBER, you can use your password to access your application and make changes or upload documents until the deadline of January 10, 2015 at 11:59PM EST (Eastern Standard Time).

  • APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED UNTIL AFTER THE DEADLINE. Please feel free to make changes, edits or upload documents to your submitted application using your email address and password until January 10, 2015. ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (PHOTO, LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, and CV/resume) must be emailed or it will not be reviewed!

  • REGISTRATION IDENTIFICATION (ID) NUMBER: Once you submit your application, you will get an 8-digit Registration ID number. This is different from your school or National ID number. Please keep this as reference.

How to Edit to your application

If you have submitted your application:

  • Click Already Registered? Then, log in using the email address and password that you entered when you first submitted your application. All your data will be saved, and you can change it if you want.

If you have not submitted your application (but have logged in before):

  • You cannot save some data and then return to it later if you do not submit your full application (except for the documents you need to upload by the deadline). This is why you should prepare your information and your answers to questions before you begin filling the application out.

  • You can log into the application again using the same email. If you have not yet submitted your application, you will not be asked for a password. You should not use multiple email addresses to submit multiple applications. Doing so may result in your disqualification and therefore from being considered for the program.


CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED TO UPLOAD OR EMAIL BEFORE JANUARY 10, 2015 11:59 PM EST:


  • Passport-size photo of yourself (Your face must be visible and clear)



  • Two Letters of Recommendation from peers or supervisors who are not related to you (emailed by yourself or the recommender directly to youthprograms@worldlearning.org by January 10, 2015)




  • CV/resume (Emailed by January 10, 2015)


NOTE: Any documents sent to youthprograms@worldlearning.org

must reference the applicant's Full Name and document type in the subject line of the email. For example, "Carolina Silva, Signed Parent/Guardian Information"
COMPLETE APPLICATION CHECKLIST
Your online application should include everything below by January 10, 2015:
 Adult Mentor Background and Contact information

 Photograph

 Adult Mentor Additional Information (languages, activities, international travel)

 6 Short Essays

 1 Long Essay

 3 Scenarios

 2 letters of recommendation*

 3 References

 CV/resume*

*Materials to be emailed

Frequently Asked Questions



Regarding the U.S. Adult Mentor Application, Eligibility, and Selection:


1. Who should I contact if I have any questions about the application or program?
Please send all questions to youthprograms@worldlearning.org.

2. Will I receive confirmation that my application has been received?

Yes. You will receive a computer-generated email for the online application only.

3. Will I receive notice whether or not I have been accepted to the program?

Due to the high-level of applications we receive, we may not be able to contact all those that have applied. If you have not received an invitation for an interview, you can assume that you were not selected.

4. What if I am not accepted to the U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program this year; can I apply again next year?

Yes, provided you meet the eligibility criteria again next year.
5. What if my recommenders what to submit their letter directly without me seeing them?
If your recommenders want to send their letters of recommendation about you directly instead of giving them to you to email, please tell them to scan the letters and email them to youthprograms@worldlearning.org. They can then upload your letters directly without you being able to see them. Make sure that the email address you use to register for the application is on the letters you give to your recommenders. If you already have you Registration ID number, make sure they have this too.

ESSAY QUESTIONS

There are 6 short essays and 1 long essay on the online application. The essay questions are included below. You should answer these before you fill out your application. You can then cut and paste your answers into your application when you are ready to submit it.
SHORT ESSAYS
Please write your answers in clear English and in your own words. Plagiarism will result in the removal of your application from consideration. Your answers should not exceed 250 words each.




1. Why do you want to participate in the exchange program, and what will you contribute if you are chosen?




2. Please describe your activities outside of work (ex. school and voluntary activities, participation in organizations).




3. The U.S. students are required to do follow-on activities. Please discuss your commitment to continuing work and your ideas for how you would support the participants located across the U.S. over the next year with their projects?





4. Describe your relationship with young people in your community.


5. What three leadership skills do you think are most important and why?



6. What are your short-term and long-term goals? What would you like to accomplish in the next few years and in the longer term?




Long Essay



Please respond to the essay question below in clear English and in your own words. Plagiarism will result in the removal of your application from consideration. Please make sure to answer each part of the question. Your answers should not exceed 500 words.



  1. Discuss an issue of concern facing youth in your community. Why is this an issue and how would you like to see it addressed? What can youth do to enhance their role and position in your community regarding this issue?


SCENARIOS

The three scenarios listed below are representative of what may be expected of you as an adult mentor. Think about how you would react to each situation and write down your answer. Please limit your responses to 500 words each. You should answer these before you fill out your application. You can then cut and paste your answers into your application when you are ready to submit it.



    1. As an adult participant, you will be responsible for traveling with the students, many who have never travelled outside of the United States. What would you do if you were traveling with a group U.S. students and one becomes ill right before you boarded the plane to return to the U.S.? How would you handle the situation? What would be your plan regarding the other students? How would you communicate with World Learning staff, who may or may not be on the ground with you?



    1. As an adult participant, you will also be responsible for acting as a cultural bridge between the U.S. students and staff and Brazilians. For example, the schedule is very strict and students and adults are expected to be on time to all sessions and events. One student has been consistently late to all activities, and the World Learning staff has spoken to you about it, stating their frustration. The student has also spoken to you about being frustrated by the strictness of the schedule and doesn’t understand why it’s so important to be on time to everything. How would you handle this situation? How would you communicate with the staff as well as the student? In your opinion, what would be an appropriate solution to this problem?



    1. You are in your host community and you notice that the students are tired and not sleeping and talking in the middle a presentation. This is happening for almost every meeting. How will you work to motivate the students to reengage and participate in the program? How do you motivate them to initiate their follow-on project once back in the U.S.?

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