Six U.S. teens from across the U.S. will travel to Indonesia November 28th to December 17th as part of Legacy’s Indonesia-U.S. Leadership Exchange program (IULX).

These young activists will have a unique glimpse into the lives of the Indonesian people in three separate provinces and share perspectives on environmental advocacy and leadership with Indonesian peers.

Senior Alyssa Higgins (Left), a native of Broomfield, Colorado, is one of the six U.S. high school students selected to participate in this program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Legacy International.

At 17, Higgins already has an impressive service resume. She’s has interned for Congressman Jared Polis, participated in the Marie C. Wilson-led White House Project, worked with Habitat for Humanity and the Denver Rescue Mission.

She is president of her National Honor Society, as well as her Spanish National Honor Society, is in four Advanced Placement classes, and a member of the swim team.  Her dream school is Princeton, where she wants to study international affairs or political science. She plans to pursue a career as a diplomat or a speech writer. Read more about Alyssa in an article published in her local paper, the Broomfield Enterprise.

Learn more about  IULX and apply for the 2012 program