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Young Leaders of Americas Initiative

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) builds linkages between young leaders across the hemisphere.

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Open World

Since its founding by Congress in 1999, the Open World Program has enabled more than 14,000 current and future Eurasian leaders to experience American democracy, civil society and community life; work with their American counterparts; stay in American homes; and gain new ideas and inspiration for implementing change back home.

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Pan-African Youth Leadership Program

The Pan-African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) brings together students from across Africa with adult mentors for a three week U.S.-based training and cultural exchange.

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Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program

The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYELP) is a two week youth leadership program which brings high school students from across Iraq to Burlington, VT.

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Additional Services

The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts numerous fee-for-service programs for U.S. Embassies, Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and other organizations that need local expertise to host important delegations and/or individuals.

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