The student who has requested that you serve as their reference is applying to take part in a Youth Ambassadors Program with Peru, a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs administered by Amizade. The student will travel on a three week exchange program to Peru with other Youth Ambassadors and adult mentors from Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The selected students will be in a challenging academic environment and intensive leadership training. To succeed, the participants must be highly motivated, and be able to adjust to living and working with people of different social and cultural backgrounds. We value your honest assessment of the applicant in helping us select the most appropriate participants. If you would like to add additional comments, we encourage you to do so. Your answers will remain confidential.

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