Eligibility Requirements:

  • Delegates must be 16-28 years old by 5 August 2019

  • Proven track record of leadership experience, school, or community involvement

  • Interest in global affairs, sustainable development, and youth issues

  • Proficient in English (Intermediate Level)

costs: $4500 NZD*

  • $250 NZD deposit due upon application

  • Remaining balance due by 31 June 2019


  • Access to the 24th Session of The Youth Assembly in Washington, DC

  • Flights from New Zealand to Washington, DC**

  • Accommodation with breakfast and wifi

  • Travel Insurance

  • Local transportation to and from the airport in Washington, DC

  • Event pass with commemorative lanyard

  • Electronic certificate of completion

  • Assistance of New Zealand Delegation Ambassador

  • Three meals with your delegation

Does NOT include:

  • Visa application and fees***

  • Personal incidentals and expenses

  • Transportation outside the program

* These costs are based on our best estimate as at 1 April 2019 but we reserve the right to amend and change our final costs as prices change.

* * If you will already be in the U.S. or will be flying from somewhere other than NZ, please contact us for options.

***Delegates who need to apply for a U.S. visa to attend The Youth Assembly are encouraged to apply as early as possible in order to have more time to obtain the visa. Delegates are responsible for obtaining their own visa to travel to the U.S. if required. Delegates who require a visa may request an invitation letter for their visa application.

Empower Youth Trust does not take responsibility for delegates. Delegates are responsible for their own personal safety and travel.

applications due 31 may 2019

For any questions contact ceo@Empoweryouth.org.nz