Nov. 1, 2013
The University of Virginia Center for Politics is giving students a chance to become youth ambassadors to Argentina and Chile.
Through the Global Perspectives on Democracy program, the center has hosted students from other countries in the past, and now they get to send students from Charlottesville abroad.
Chosen students will visit schools in the country they go to, stay with a host family and do work with community organizations.
The trip is fully funded, and program Director Daman Irby says it has benefits for everyone involved.
"The participants that have come here have gotten to know so many people in the Charlottesville community, including high school students, and now the fact that we can take what we have experienced with the people coming here, and now turn it back and let our local students go back there, it's a thrill for us."
Only three or four students between 15 and 17-years-old will be accepted to this program.
Click on the link below to find out more about the Global Perspective on Democracy program.