Youth Ambassador Student Exchange

Now accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Exchange Program

An Experience of a Lifetime

The Youth Ambassador Exchange Program works with our sister cities and facilitates a student exchange with high school students with each of our sister cities.

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Program Costs

  • $590 – Program Fee
  • $60 – Family membership to Mesa Sister Cities
  • 1/2 cost of airline ticket
  • Approximately $100 per week for souvenirs and travel money


No. You will be responsible for providing meals and daily living expenses for your exchange student. They will be instructed to bring their own money for souvenirs. Mesa Sister Cities will pay for the group outings.

A host family. Each host family goes through a background check to assure every childs safety. 

The application asks that you select a 1st and 2nd choice and we will do our best to accommodate those requests but there is no guarantee.

Mesa Youth Ambassadors will spend 3 weeks abroad and will then will host international students for 3 weeks.

There is a $650 fee that includes the exchange program and Mesa Sister Cities membership. Participants are required to pay for ½ of their airfare and should expect to spend $100 per week for souvenirs and travel.

Once selected for the program, there will be some community service and fundraising requirements. We expect the students to participate in the planned activities while the international students are here. After the program ends we ask that you help promote the program for the following year.

Our Youth Ambassador Chairperson will be in contact with the students as well as the Coordinator in each of our Sister Cities. You can contact the Youth Ambassador Chair anytime.

Our program would not be possible without good safety practices.  Student Ambassadors always travel accompanied by adults, and at each destination, adult members of our partner sister city associations are there to make sure things go smoothly.

The preparation for travel will include opportunities for asking questions and getting answers so that you feel confident that every precaution is taken.

If you are interested in applying, go to the application page