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Program Overview

‚ÄčThis is the inaugural year for the Emerging Leaders Program for the alumni of U.S. Embassy programs in Mexico. This program will prepare Mexico's emerging leaders to influence their, peers, government, and economy through challenging and comprehensive one-year program. Twenty students who have demonstrated superior abilities in past programs will be selected to participate in a three-day training program and online classes to prepare them to create a community-based program in Mexico City. Each participant will be given a micro-investment and challenged to transform some aspect of their community with what they create.  The participants will be given four months to make and impact. They ill then present what they have designed and developed to U.S. Embassy officials and community stakeholders.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants must be residents of Mexico City who are alumni of any of the U.S. Embassy programs in Mexico.

Selection Process

The application process will begin October 1st, 2022 at 6:00 am CDT and end December 31st, 2022 at 11:59 pm CDT. The first stage of the process will be an online application, which can be found through a link at the bottom of this page. Those who pass the first stage will be invited to interview with our staff. If you are selected from the interview, your name will be submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico for final approval. Upon approval, you will begin your journey as a Nation Builder.

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Mason West at