Twenty students and two educators from across Montana will be selected for an all-expense paid program to Thailand through the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana. Applications for this open competition are available now through the first week of November.

The American Youth Leadership Program for Thailand, funded by the U.S. Department of State, offers a six-month study on food security issues, climate change, leadership development and community service and culminates in a month-long exchange program to Thailand in July 2016.

Because of the Mansfield Center’s success in managing international exchanges, Montana is one of only six areas in the country where students are eligible to apply for AYLP. Most AYLP programs draw from major metropolitan areas such as San Francisco and Houston.

More information and applications can be found on the Mansfield Center’s website or by calling Stamm Jimenez at 406-243-2838. Applications for teachers are due Nov. 1, while student applications are due Nov. 8.