On October 14, 2018, participants of WorldOregon's Young Leaders in Action program came together with the visiting Youth Ambassadors from Bolivia and Peru to take part in a diplomacy simulation. The exercise challenged the young leaders to apply their public speaking, intercultural communication, negotiation, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills to simulate the roles of various parties in managing an international crisis related to water resources. Overall, the group found the experience to be challenging and stimulating. The participants also enjoyed getting to know one another, learning about each other's cultures, and sharing Peruvian food.
Diplomacy simulations are created by the U.S. Diplomacy Center's Education Program. The U.S. Diplomacy Center Education Program connects high school and college students with the world of American diplomacy, increasing their understanding of diplomacy and inspiring them to be involved in foreign affairs. You can find all of the materials you need to conduct your own diplomacy simulations at the U.S. Diplomacy Center website.
The Youth Ambassadors program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. To learn more about Youth Ambassadors or to apply to the Youth Ambassadors U.S. student exchange, please visit the program's website.