The U.S. Department of State and Global Ties U.S. announced the 75 Youth Ambassadors who will serve as the “Faces of America” for the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. WorldChicago is proud to share that the Chicagoland area will be represented by four Youth Ambassadors: Nadine Alkharrat, Vivian Auduong, Kyla Denwood, Aminah Koshul, and Laura Savage.
USA Pavilion Youth Ambassadors are young U.S. citizens ages 18 to 29 who will serve as cultural representatives and exhibit guides at Expo 2020 Dubai – the first World’s Fair to be held in the Middle East. Between October 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022, they will spend three-to-six months in Dubai as part of a unique cultural exchange program interacting with U.S. and international officials, sharing knowledge on Pavilion exhibits and U.S. history and culture, and building people-to-people connections with millions of Expo visitors from all over the world.
Youth Ambassadors can expect to have daily encounters with international visitors who may speak one or several languages. The ideal Youth Ambassador is multilingual in English and one of the following languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Farsi, Hindi, Russian, and Urdu. Additional language skills in Bengali, French, or Spanish may also be useful. While an asset, language abilities are not an application requirement for Youth Ambassadors. All applications will be reviewed, regardless of language skills.
ABOUT EXPO 2020 DUBAI
Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World’s Fair to take place in the Middle East. Through the 192 countries hosting pavilions, Expo 2020 Dubai will unveil the inventions, ideas, and inspirations that have the potential to change the future. The United Arab Emirates projects 30 percent of the visitors will be from the UAE and 70 percent from other countries, with half expected from the Middle East and South Asia, a quarter from Western Europe and Russia, and one-tenth from East Asia.
Expos, also known as World Expositions and World's Fairs, are global gatherings of nations regulated by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), based in Paris. Expos occur every five years in cities around the world; the first was held in 1851 in London. Like the Olympics, Expos are the festivals of culture, technology, innovation, design, and human excellence. Past Expos showcased the innovations of countries, including the mobile phone, the X-ray machine, and ice cream cone.
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