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America’s Unofficial Ambassadors to Morocco, Zanzibar & Indonesia
This summer, the America’s Unofficial Ambassadors initiative will launch programs in Indonesia, the largest Muslim-majority country in the world, Zanzibar, a Muslim region of Tanzania, and the Kingdom of Morocco.
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Unofficial Ambassadors will intern in each country at the grassroots level with organizations dedicated to meeting their communities’ most urgent development needs, ranging from education and women’s empowerment to economic development and environmental conservation. Unofficial Ambassadors will teach English, boost NGO outreach efforts, or conduct research. By volunteering 5 days a week, Unofficial Ambassadors will act as positive examples of Americans abroad, building people-to-people partnerships and dispelling stereotypes. Upon their return home, they will give presentations in their respective communities that represent their experience, the organizations they interned with, and the greater concept of building mutual understanding with the Muslim World through service.
The summer program will span 6-weeks in Zanzibar, Indonesia or Morocco. Admission is being granted on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2013.
Zanzibar: June 4 – July 18 Indonesia: June 19 – August 4 Morocco: June 26 – August 8
Our Four-Point Objectives
AUA programming is based around the achievement of four over-arching concepts:
- Taking responsibility for personal safety
-Delivering maximum impact as an intern
-Creating a positive impression of America in the Muslim World
-Bringing the experience home in a way that is relatable, interesting, and productive.
We excel in these four areas and devote our program implementation to setting personal and group objectives within these concepts. Together, we consider reaching these goals through weekly group reflections, weekly meetings between each Unofficial Ambassador and the country coordinator, and through conversations with AUA mentors. Our program has a code of conduct that ties these four concepts together and that all Unofficial Ambassadors commit to following.