Ambassador Scholarship Fund for Summer – Work and Travel Program

Ambassador Scholarship Fund for Summer, Work and Travel is a unique public diplomacy program and distinct from the general well-known Summer, Work and Travel Program. The program offers scholarships (stipend) for students to gain professional and English language experience in the U.S. 

Selected candidates will travel to the United States for up to four months during their university summer break on a stipend offered by the Department of State. Selected candidates will meet, work, live with and learn from both people of the United States and other international students while sharing daily experiences. 

What does the program offer?

Experience the United States: You will be able to live like “a local” for up-to 4 months while on program. From there, you will learn local culture, improve your English, and then have an opportunity to travel up to 30 days after your program to see more of the U.S. 

Opportunity to work: You will be matched with host employers in seasonal communities throughout the United States, and will work in seasonal, entry-level jobs with a high-level of interaction with American colleagues and guests. You will have the opportunity to practice English, earn a fair wage, and experience summer activities.

Build your CV: While working during your program, you will learn skills like American customer service, intercultural competencies, adaptability, and quick, critical thinking. 

Meet new people: You will meet Americans from all levels of society and participants from all around the world, just like you! 

Program fees included: Program fees, health insurance, visa interview fees, SEVIS fees and round-trip flights to and from the United States! 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Sufficiently proficient in English to successfully interact in an English speaking environment;
  • Post-secondary school students enrolled in and actively pursuing a degree or other full-time course of study at an accredited classroom based, post-secondary educational institution outside the United States;
  • Have successfully completed at least one semester or equivalent of post-secondary academic study; and

Ready to Apply?

If after reading the details of this scholarship, you are interested in applying, please do so by clicking on the following link APPLY HERE

Application process

  • Complete application via link below.
  • Must be in English
  • Only complete and thorough applications will be reviewed

After being chosen as an Ambassador Scholar, you will have to complete a virtual interview with Greenheart and/or the U.S. Embassy. If the interview goes well, you will be confirmed as a winner!

Begin program application process with Greenheart, which includes biographical and employment information, documents and job confirmation. Note this process can take several months.

Summer 2024 Application Deadline: Opens October 1 and closes November 15, 2023 (all applications must be submitted by 11:59pm Central Time).

For more information on the program please contact our implementing partner Greenheart at