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Chickasaw International Youth Institute


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Participate in humanitarian projects and learn about diplomacy with the new Chickasaw International Youth Institute (CIYI). Chickasaw high school seniors residing within the Chickasaw Nation are invited to apply for this exciting new program.

The Chickasaw International Youth Institute (CIYI) is an international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among people of different countries and diverse cultures. Chickasaw International Youth Institute will provide Chickasaw high school seniors with a cross cultural network of engagement and knowledge to be an active force in creating and sustaining a more peaceful world.

You Provide

  • Completed and signed application
  • Completed and signed parental consent form and code of conduct
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation


  • Must be a Chickasaw citizen, residing within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries
  • High school senior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0) scale

Other Information

Participants will complete a diplomacy immersion course and broaden their worldview through cultural education and specialized trainings April 24-26. Select students will be chosen to experience international travel.

Applications and required documents must be received by April 1.

To receive an application, or to learn more, contact Catie Hamilton at or (580) 272-1286.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 272-1286


Chickasaw Foundation
520 E. Arlington, Suite B
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 421-9030