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Former Youth Ambassadors at the U.S. Pavilion, Expo 2015 Milan, Italy-American Food 2.0, United to Feed the Planet (Photo courtesy: Global Ties U.S.)

Call for SD: Youth Ambassador or Cultural Performer at Upcoming World Fair in Dubai

Opportunity to be a Youth Ambassador or Cultural Performer at Upcoming World Fair

San Diego CA— Expo 2020 Dubai, slated to run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, will be the first World’s Fair to be held in the Middle East. Through 192 countries hosting pavilions, Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of creativity, innovation, humanity and world cultures. The San Diego Diplomacy Council is thrilled to partner with Global Ties U.S. and the U.S. Department of State to help identify applicants to represent not only the United States but San Diego at the U.S. Pavilion. The U.S. Pavilion will engage visitors from all over the world to learn more about the United States and the freedom that enables success and innovation.

Global Ties U.S. is actively seeking U.S. citizens ages 18-29 to serve as Youth Ambassadors at the U.S. Pavilion. Youth Ambassadors will serve as guides and cultural representatives of the United States and its territories to millions of Expo visitors. They will also assist in organizing and executing events at the U.S. Pavilion. 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 or Urdu. Additional language skills in Bengali, French or Spanish may also be useful. Youth Ambassadors will be divided into three cohorts: Fall 2021 (September-January), Spring 2022 (January-April) or “Full-Term” (September 2021-April 2022). Interested youth can also learn more about this opportunity through the Global Ties U.S. FAQs site, and apply HERE.

Global Ties U.S. is also seeking local talent to perform at the U.S. Pavilion. Cultural Performers serve as representatives of the United States and its territories, and will provide entertainment to millions of Expo visitors. Performers will be selected across a variety of disciplines to reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. and its culture. Performers are expected to be in Dubai for approximately 5 to 7 days and are required to participate in a minimum of four performances. Interested performers can learn more about this opportunity through the Global Ties U.S. FAQs site, and apply HERE.

International travel, lodging and per diem will be provided for all Youth Ambassadors and Cultural Performers at the U.S. Pavilion. To learn more about how you can get involved with Expo 2020 Dubai, visit the Global Ties U.S. site HERE.


About San Diego Diplomacy Council

For 40 years, the San Diego Diplomacy Council has focused on creating professional, cultural and educational experiences that connect people and organizations to drive positive change in their communities and around the world. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is one of more than 90 national organizations designated by the U.S. Department of States to deliver programs and services that allow San Diego to participate in the international diplomacy sphere and extend its influence around the globe.

About Global Ties U.S.

Global Ties U.S. is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that works to make international exchange programs more effective. Global Ties U.S. oversees a network of 120-plus nonprofits in the U.S. and abroad and provides them with connections, leadership development and professional resources so that they are the most effective organizations they can be. San Diego Diplomacy Council is a proud Community-Based Member of the Global Ties Network.

About Expos

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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