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CAA 2020 Forum

Cultural Ambassador Award

Our organization is proud to host the fourth annual CAA Forum in Washington D.C. Last year, 19 of our Cultural Ambassadors were chosen to represent their country on a global platform. CHI believes that providing our world’s youth access to such a prestigious initiative is a vital aspect of achieving mutual understanding. Our CAA Forum comprises a 3-day trip from August 23rd-27th in Washington D.C. to engage with officials from the US State Department, volunteer in the community, build international connections, and to witness the historic aspects of the city. CHI put this experience together because we believe cross-cultural exchange to be vital for building character and leadership skills. We are searching for future leaders who desire the betterment of their communities and the world.

How to enter

We determine our Ambassadors via short video essays of 1-2 minutes. These essays should introduce yourself, share info about your favorite cultural practices, and explain how you intend to represent/are representing your country during your program. For Americans, show us how you are sharing American Culture with your international friends, and what you have learned from them.
Three Ways to Submit!
CAA From 2020 How to Enter


The CAA Forum is open to:
  • Current participants in good-standing
  • Alumni of all programs from 2017 onward
  • Those who have interacted with our participants, host employers, host families, co-workers, and community members
Please be mindful that group submissions are not accepted, and submissions exceeding the allotted time may not be considered.


  • Alumni videos are due by June 1st, 2020
  • Current program participant videos are due by July 1st, 2020

Winners will be announced July 10th, 2020

CAA From 2020 Elegibility

CAA Forum Inclusions

Ambassadors will receive a 3-day trip to Washington DC to participate in the leadership seminar and join other Ambassadors to discuss important current events in the United States and abroad.
Included in the trip:
  • Airfare to and from Washington D.C.
  • Arranged meals
  • Living arrangements for the duration of the CAA Forum
  • All expenses directly related to CAA Forum activities
Not included in the trip:
  • Snacks and privately arranged meals
  • Personal expenses, such as gifts and toiletries
  • Any expenses incurred outside the CAA Forum dates

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