U.S.-Korea Young Climate Activists Exchange Program

The Northern Nevada International Center at the University of Nevada, Reno is proud to host the U.S.- Korea Young Climate Activists Exchange Program, an exchange program for young climate professionals in the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to meet with one another and create shared environmental goals. The first iteration of this program takes place in the U.S. in August and in the ROK in October.

The program is a direct outcome of the May 2021 summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to expand the U.S. partnership with the ROK. It provides participants with a deeper understanding of the U.S. and ROK's commitments to address climate change. Participants will engage in various activities such as site visits, professional meetings and workshops with national and international organizations, cultural outings and the 26th annual Lake Tahoe Summit hosted by Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV).

The Korean participants will spend 13 days in August 2022 in Washington D.C., Boulder, Colorado, and Reno, Nevada of the U.S. to meet and visit government agencies, non-profit organizations and companies focusing on climate change and sustainability. Participants will meet the American participants for synergy and relationship building in Reno, Nevada.

The U.S. participants will spend 13 days in October 2022 visiting six cities in the ROK. They will complete various on-site activities including workshops, meetings, cultural outings and site visits. The participants will take part in the second synergy and relationship building event with the Korean participants in Seoul.

We encourage people with disabilities and diverse backgrounds to apply. Opportunities are open to anyone regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • Program pillar (e.g. R&R/Exchanges): Exchanges
  • Application periodClosed
  • Program dates: August and October

Program partners or funding

The U.S.-Korea Young Climate Exchange Program is fully funded by a grant from the U.S. Embassy Seoul.

Program lead

For more information about the Young Climate Activist Exchange Program, please contact International Development Specialist Kevin Hyunjae Sung at kevins@nnic.org or (775) 233-5853.

Applications

Applications for the U.S.-Korea Young Climate Activists Exchange Program are crrently closed.

Please plan to submit your application as soon as possible; we do not accept late applications for any reason, including technical difficulties. Please read the eligibility requirements carefully before beginning your application.

For young Korean climate activists

Young Korean climate activists who are eligible to apply must:

  • Be a Republic of Korea citizen and reside in the Republic of Korea.
  • Be between the ages of 22 and 30 on August 13, 2022 (in international age).
  • Be able to work cooperatively in a team setting and appreciate the opinions of others.
  • Have leadership experience in climate and/or environmental activism.
  • Have obtained at least a high school diploma.
  • Have proof of COVID-19 vaccination and PCR test compliance.
  • Do not have a family member employed by the Northern Nevada International Center, the U.S. Embassy Seoul, the U.S. Department of State, the Desert Research Institute or the Korea Green Foundation.

Applications for young Korean climate activists

For young American climate activists

Young American climate activists who are eligible to apply must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and reside in the United States.
  • Be between the ages of 22 and 30 on October 16, 2022.
  • Be able to work cooperatively in a team setting and appreciate the opinions of others.
  • Have leadership experience in climate and/or environmental activism.
  • Have obtained at least a high school diploma.
  • Have proof of COVID-19 vaccination and PCR test compliance.
  • Do not have a family member employed by the Northern Nevada International Center, the U.S. Embassy Seoul, the U.S. Department of State, the Desert Research Institute, or the Korea Green Foundation.

Applications for young American climate activists