The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD)
The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is an annual diplomatic program for emerging young global leaders, preparing future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers in a spirit of responsibility for the surrounding world. Addressed to senior students and young graduates, the program offers, among others, 70-hours of hands-on diplomatic training, a special workshop session, study visits and one study-session outside of Warsaw.
Since 2004 over 2200 participants from 50 countries have graduated from the Academy of Young Diplomats. Over 100 AYD Alumni found work in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of their respective countries, while others are employed in European institutions, international organizations, public administration and business
Why join us?
Unique Methodology: Since 2004 we have continuously been developing and perfecting our teaching methods. The uniqueness of the AYD program approach lays in the emphasis put on the development of practical skills, which are useful in the future international careers of our participants. Based on this approach, the program is a mixture of theory and practice. Participants gain knowledge and experience that is not offered by other educational institutions.
Highest quality of education: All AYD trainers are carefully selected and evaluated on as session-to-session basis. All of our top trainers have extensive experience in working with multinational groups. There professional background spans from diplomacy to international business. In addition, the AYD hosts a number of special guests: former Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Presidents, Prime Ministers or senior diplomats, who share with the students their professional experience in pursuing a successful international career. The Academy of Young Diplomats program has an accreditation of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Poland.
Extraordinary student profile: The participants of the Academy of Young Diplomats come from over 50 different countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. Each of our students – guided by the program values of global openness, social involvement and professional development – contributes uniquely to the program. The Academy offers a networking platform for young international leaders with similar interests, plans for the future and objectives. The intimate atmosphere of the Academy fosters a sustainable network of contacts. The friendships made during the program almost always extend well beyond the graduation date.
Openness and collaboration: The European Academy of Diplomacy is always eager to deepen and strengthen cooperation with the AYD participants. Both during the program and after its completion, we assist our students and Alumni with new initiatives, conferences and other activities. We stay in touch with the graduates through the Alumni Club and reengage our Alumni in new programs which are constantly developed.
Assisting in future career: The European Academy of Diplomacy assists students in their effort to develop successful future careers by issuing professional recommendations and providing patronage for events organized by our students.
Deadline: 30 June 2017
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