Become a Young Ambassador of Your Country
The main objective of the programe is egaging youth in the promotion of Georgia's cultural and intellectual potential abroad.
The International Education Centre (IEC) of Georgia has launched a new program for young Georgian Ambassadors to enhance relations with foreign partners.
The IEC, a Government-initiated entity that supported quality education abroad, developed a new program for Georgian IEC scholarship recipients learning abroad to represent their home nation during the year they carry out their overseas education.
If selected, the young Ambassadors major task would be to raise awareness of Georgia by hosting fun activities, teach students about Georgia’s unique history and culture and encourage interest in Georgia’s economic, sporting, youth issues and more.The programme gives the young Georgians living and studying abroad an opportunity to become “young ambassadors” for one-year and thus inform their peers in the host countries about Georgia’s economy, education, culture, sports, youth policy and history; also creating a network of foreign young friends, representatives of Georgian Diaspora; promotion of prospective staff for the public service.
In the frames of the Young Ambassadors Meeting, the young ambassadors present their one-year action plan and have meetings with the representatives of cultural, economical and other spheres.
The selection of the Young Ambassadors is based upon an open competition that envisages participation of young Georgian students abroad (from 18 to 29).
The results expected are as follows:
- Visibility and promotion of the country through informing foreign young people of country's culture and its intellectual potential
- Creation of the "Friends of Georgia" network
- Establishment of links with Georgian diaspora.
The government of Georgia financially supports the initiatives of the selected Young Ambassadors. Programe envisages allocation of fixed amount of approx.7000 GEL (2800 Euro) per applicant.