Travel to Chile with ACCESS

ACCESS inspires and empowers young professionals to engage in today's critical domestic and international issues through innovative programs, which provide insight into today's complex cultural, political, and social challenges. ACCESS develops relationships with diplomats, policy makers and young leaders of diverse religious and ethnic communities and strives to re-envision the role of young Jewish leaders in global affairs. Through global Jewish advocacy, ACCESS enhances the well-being of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide and advances human rights and democratic values throughout the world.

Latin America is an increasingly important and influential player in the geopolitical and global economic theaters, with strong strategic and economic ties to the United States and increasing economic cooperation with Israel. Many Jewish communities in the region are well established and active, while at the same time vulnerable to unsympathetic governments or influential sectors of their communities. As we honor the upcoming 20th anniversary of the attack on the JCC and Israeli Embassy of Buenos Aires, Argentina, we also see that outside players such as Iran seek to exert a worrying (and sometimes deadly) influence in the region.

AJC ACCESS has recently spearheaded a Latino and Latin-American Taskforce to provide thoughtful, strategic and impactful opportunities for young Jewish leaders to engage with the region to become better informed, connected, and empowered to advocate globally, and to build bridges here at home with our partners in the Latino community. Our mission to Chile is part of this important effort.

Join AJC ACCESS and AJC's Latino and Latin American Institute on this groundbreaking trip to engage in global diplomacy and:

  • Meet young Chilean Jewish professionals and learn about their lives as community leaders and global citizens
  • Advocate to strengthen U.S.-Chile relations, the Chilean Jewish community and Israel
  • Engage with Chilean, U.S. and Israeli diplomats, government officials and prominent opinion leaders
  • Explore beautiful Santiago and its surroundings, including Chilean nightlife and Pablo Neruda's emblematic house in Isla Negra

 

Dates: Monday, March 31st- Sunday, April 6th, 2014*

*The program will start late afternoon on Monday, March 31st. This will require a Sunday flight for most participants to arrive in time for the program start. Participants will be able to leave anytime on Sunday, April 6th, with the option of participating in a program Sunday morning.

Cost: $1,800, not including roundtrip airfare. Limited scholarships are available.


Applications open November 5th, 2013. Click HERE to apply.

Please email access@ajc.org with any questions