Highlight Reel: International Youth Programs 2015

Every summer, the World Affairs Council’s International Visitor Program team turns its attention toward welcoming a diversity of young leaders on Department of State international youth programs. These youth experience American life through staying with local host families, exploring Seattle, and engaging in a number of workshops, volunteer activities, and professional meetings aimed at equipping them with the knowledge and skills to become leaders for social change in their communities. This year our youth delegations expanded their expertise in anti-bullying, gender violence, gang prevention, social media, social justice, corporate social responsibility, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, civic activism, and innovation.

It is always a privilege to work with these youth, and we are immensely grateful to all of our local partners who make these programs possible, investing their time and opening their homes to young leaders from across the globe. Take a minute to brighten your day, with some highlights from a truly unforgettable summer.


A Special Thank-You to Our Partners:

Alternatives to Violence Project

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

Caaya Cafe

Cascade Designs

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Collective Changes

Committee for Children

CoMotion Incubator

The Connections Group

Consejo Counseling & Referral Services

Consulate General of Japan

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea

El Centro de la Raza

Entre Hermanos

Experience Music Project

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)

Fuse Washington

Grameen Foundation

Girandola Center

Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution (IGNITE)

Iraqi Community Center of Seattle

KUOW 94.9 FM

Nature Consortium

Northwest Harvest

Northwest Network


Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

OneWorld Now!

Pacific Market International (PMI)

Pineapple Hospitality


Rain City Rock Camp for Girls

Seattle Chocolates

Seattle Globalist

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Youth Garden Works

Seattle University Interfaith Coordination Team

Theo Chocolate

Tim Matsui

University of Washington – Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA)

Washington Bus

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center