UVa Center for Politics Host Youth Ambassadors

Nov. 8, 2013

Twenty-four students and four teachers are participating in the Youth Ambassadors program, through the University of Virginia Center for Politics. They are learning leadership skills, as well as some of our cultural differences.

"They're getting the opportunity to see places, and be a part of a community that they've never been a part of before," says Daman Irby, the director of the program. "It's very exciting for them."

"This is an amazing place. I like this place, I'm learning a lot of things with my partners, Peruvians and Bolivians too," student Alex Quispe said. "This is a place where we can... I mean, first we had a culture shock, but it's an amazing place."

This is the fourth group to come to visit the U.S. through this program. They are also getting ready to send a group of American students to Argentina and Chile.

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