Youth Summits

YPFP is proud to select and prepare the American youth delegates for the Y7 & Y20 Summits.

The Y7 and Y20 youth summits are engaging, week-long events that bring together rising leaders from G7 and G20 countries respectively to develop policy solutions and debate various global challenges. Note, the U.S. Y7 and Y20 delegation does not represent the U.S. federal government in any capacity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I apply to be a 2019 Y7 and Y20 delegate? Yes. However, you must complete the application for each and submit the registration fee separately.

Do I need to have foreign language proficiency in order to apply? No. The summits will take place in English.

What accommodations are paid for during the summits? The summit organizers will cover costs for meals, lodging, and transportation related to the summits.

Do I have to pay for my flight? Yes. All delegates must plan and pay for their own flights. YPFP will cover partial travel costs. Please see each YPFP summit webpage for more details.

Do I need a VISA to attend the summits? A visa is NOT necessary for US passport holders.

What criteria will be used to review applications: The youth summit selection committee will review each application for accuracy (e.g. did the applicant follow all of the instructions?), grammar, specified requirements, and the following attributes:

  • Intellectual Curiosity – Demonstrates a history of learning about international affairs/foreign policy;
  • Leadership Experience – Demonstrates advancement and growth in their personal and/or professional life;
  • Written Communication – Resume and all statements clearly articulate applicants' knowledge and experience;
  • Multicultural Competence – Some exposure to diverse people, cultures, and societies either at work, school, or in their personal life.

Is foreign policy/national security experience required in order to apply? No.

What does the $25 processing fee cover? Fees collected will support the selected delegates' travel to and from Tokyo. Should you be selected as a delegate, you must become a YPFP member. Your $25 processing fee can be applied to your membership.

What happens after the summit? U.S. delegates will submit a joint article about their summit experience and/or policy recommendations.