28th Session of the Youth Assembly: “Breakthrough to a Better Future”


This program is available through scholarship nominations only. The scholarships are funded by bp, a global energy company.

The AFS Youth Assembly brings together young leaders and changemakers worldwide, empowering them with opportunities to connect with peers and influencers, develop critical skills, and transform their vision for a better future through innovative action.

One of the Youth Assembly’s key demographics is young educators: leaders and catalysts for bringing about action and change through their practices, and preparing learners to tackle the most urgent challenges of the 21st century. Yet, few educators have the preparation and tools needed to incorporate global citizenship education into their daily work and foster students’ agency to take action on global issues.

The Global Educators Workshop at the Youth Assembly is a hands-on program track designed to assemble a motivated, international cohort of fifty young educators to engage in interactive learning and skill-building around global citizenship education. In a special full-day workshop preceding the AFS Youth Assembly, Global Educators will develop their own intercultural and global competencies as they explore how to foster them with their learners and communities beyond.

*** Scholarship nominations closed on April 14, 2023. ***


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Create Impact

Discover and incorporate resources designed to increase student engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and global citizenship into everyday curriculum, across various teaching and learning styles.

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Develop Skills

Foster active global citizenship and its values in educational settings, locally and globally.

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Connect & Engage

Forge connections with a global cohort of young educators interested in global issues and future classroom collaboration (whether in-person, hybrid, or virtual).

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In addition to the direct impact on participating educators from all regions of the globe, the workshop will impact participants’ students, local schools, and their communities beyond. Participants will also build and strengthen a network of educators in their regions.


The workshop and program communications will be facilitated in English.


Active/in-service educators, ages 18-32; ability to secure a travel visa and travel to the United States (the workshop is an in-person event).

*** Scholarship nominations closed on April 14, 2023. ***

Anticipated Schedule:

  • August 10: International arrivals, check-in, registration, social meet-up
  • August 11: Full-day Global Educators Workshop and Youth Assembly opening address
  • August 12-13: Youth Assembly full conference

What's covered by the scholarship?

✅ The scholarship covers:

  • Exclusive full-day workshop for Global Educators on the afternoon of Friday, August 11 led by AFS Intercultural Programs leadership (includes catered lunch)
  • AFS Youth Assembly Conference registration fees
  • Social event celebration – Manhattan Boat Cruise with dinner
  • Ground transportation during events
  • Accommodation in a double room during the program (shared with another delegate) from August 10-14. Check-in is at 4 pm on August 10, and check-out is at 11 am on August 14.
  • Breakfast at the hotel and snacks during program sessions
  • Travel stipend of up to USD $1,000* (distributed as a reimbursement after the event). *Candidates with real financial need can share a request for additional funds, which will be assessed by the AFS Youth Assembly team.

❌ The scholarship doesn't cover:

  • Booking of round-trip travel arrangement
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa application and fees (if applicable)
  • Travel / healthcare insurance
  • Personal incidentals and expenses
  • Transportation outside of the programs
  • Other meals not mentioned above

*** Scholarship nominations closed on April 14, 2023. ***