America's Unofficial Ambassadors

We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.

Youth Empowerment in the Muslim World

A demographic change is underway across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Over the last 5 years, the population under age 30 has rapidly increased in Muslim-majority countries, constituting almost … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reflections on My Service in Aceh: Sawyer French

The following is a post from Sawyer French. Sawyer has just completed a month-long term of service with the Sukma Bangsa School in Aceh, Indonesia through AUA’s School in Aceh … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teaching with a Purpose – Sawyer French in Aceh

The following is an account of Sawyer French’s experiences serving at the Sukma Bangsa Schools of Aceh, Indonesia.  “I am writing this after a few days in Aceh. On the … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Mosaic of Different Cultures

2014 Unofficial Ambassador Suraiya Jinah volunteered in Indonesia at Dian Interfidei, a non-profit focused on building religious tolerance. She discusses some of the differences between practicing Islam in Canada and … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Suraiya Jinah’s Second Presentation at McGill University

2014 unofficial ambassador to Indonesia, Suraiya Jinah delivered her second presentation about her Summer Service Internship to the student-run mosque at McGill University last week. Suraiya, student at McGill University, … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Semester of Service Now Available!

AUA is thrilled to announce the Semester of Service: Indonesia. Volunteers are now able to take classes and serve abroad in Indonesia for a whole semester, beginning Fall 2015. The … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

ISLAMICommentary: Let’s Tweet About Sex? Frank Talk About Teen Health, LGBT Rights, and Family Planning in Indonesia

America’s Unofficial Ambassadors’ volunteer, Sarah Wall, worked in Indonesia at a center that provides sexual education and reproductive services to at-risk youth. She shared her experience with the ISLAMICommentary, a … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment