FIUTS Ambassador Program

The FIUTS Ambassador program offers an opportunity for Seattle-area youth to connect with visiting international youth for cross-cultural friendship, learning, and growth.

FIUTS Ambassadors are youth ages 14-17 from the greater Seattle area who volunteer to be matched with a visiting international student from Bolivia or Peru during workshops and activities taking place between October 11-22, 2018. There is no cost to participate (meals and admissions tickets are covered by the program), and students can earn up to 15 service hours.

We are also seeking up to two graduate students or adult professionals to be Ambassadors for the two adult mentors in the program. If interested, please contact Kailyn Swarthout at

The  youth and adult mentors are participants in the Youth Ambassadors Program with Bolivia and Peru, an intensive leadership development opportunity for young people ages 15-17. More details about the program for Bolivian and Peruvian youth is here.

FIUTS Ambassadors will participate alongside youth from Bolivia and Peru for the following activities:

1) A cross-cultural teambuilding and leadership workshop on the UW campus (HUB, room 214) - Saturday, October 13, 10:00-1:30pm (includes lunch)

2) A group volunteer service project at Redeeming Soles, an organization that cleans and refurbishes shoes which are donated to Seattle’s homeless population - Saturday, October 13, 2:00-5:00pm (we will travel to the service project, located in South Lake Union, directly after lunch)

3) A cross-cultural event for youth at the Rainier Beach Community Center hosted by FIUTS and local youth organization 206 Forward to celebrate the Week for Peace campaign - Thursday, October 18, 6:00-7:30 pm

4) A trip to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and Museum of Pop Culture at Seattle Center - Saturday, October 20, 2:30-5:30pm

5) A final celebration dinner at Buca di Beppo, 701 Westlake Ave N - Sunday, October 21, 6:00-8:00pm


Fill out the application here to apply to be a FIUTS Ambassador, and contact Kailyn Swarthout ( with questions.