Jo Cox Memorial Exchange Application

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 U.S. Embassy London
Cultural Affairs Office
Jo Cox Memorial Exchange Application
Summer 2017


Jo Cox was a champion of tolerance, equality and human rights.  Throughout her career she worked to resolve conflict in the United Kingdom and around the world.  The Jo Cox Memorial Exchange carries on her work by providing an opportunity for young people to share ideas on how communities in the U.S. and UK promote hope and inclusion while standing up to hate and extremism.

We invite young people who are actively involved in promoting social cohesion in their communities to apply for this U.S. exchange opportunity.  During the exchange, participants will join a fully-funded trip to several states for two weeks to explore programs that are promoting tolerance and inclusion in communities and schools.  Participants will be exposed to diverse and vibrant urban communities, and communities that are struggling with the loss of employment in traditional industries.  The program will include site visits, discussions, workshops, professional appointments, as well as cultural and social activities.

The first exchange trip, made up of 16 to 18 year old participants, will take place in late August 2017 and will be accompanied by adult chaperones.  A second trip will take place this fall and will be made up of 19 to 24 year olds.

To apply for this program please follow the link on the form (below) to record short video responses and upload all completed pages of the attached document.  Please disregard all references to Embassy jobs or positions at the link; we are using a job applicant site for this exchange.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 16 to 24 years old (Born between August 1, 1992 and August 1, 2001)
  • Currently residing in the United Kingdom
  • Holding or entitled to a British Passport

Application Form

Application Deadline

Applications are due by 8:00 am Monday, June 19.
We will contact you by June 27 if you have been selected for this program.
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