Apply for the 2017 Hansen Summer Institute’s Scholarship Program in USA

Location: University of San Diego, United States.
Date: June 30 – July 25, 2017.
Type: Fully Funded.

Young leaders from across the world are now invited to apply for the 2017 Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation. The Hansen Summer Institute is an exciting international program that provides a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. The program will take place from June 30 – July 25, 2017 at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES), United States.

A primary goal of the program focuses on creating an international community of young scholars who will use their summer experience as a foundation for creating lasting friendships and acquiring common practical understanding of a more peaceful future. This program is funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation.

Fellows receive hands-on training in team-building, public speaking, negotiation, mediation and working together to solve international problems. Moreover, they learn to listen actively and to look for common interests and building realistic bridges of cooperation. Classroom training complements local excursions to San Diego attractions such as Sea World, the Zoo, a 4th of July Independence Day parade and a harbor cruise. Fellows meet and greet academic, political and business leaders to refine their own ideas and skills, while learning about the “American Way of Life.” Students leave San Diego with a “leadership toolbox” they can apply appropriately to their future challenges and endeavors.

Benefits:

Selected participants receive the following:

  • Accommodation and meals for the duration of the program, with shared rooms with participants of the same gender;
  • Transportation to/from the campus to all meetings and activities;
  • Program materials;
  • Certificate of Participation.

NON-US Fellows also receive:

  • Round trip international air travel from the participant’s home town to San Diego, California;
  • DS-2019 – Student and Exchange Visitor (SEVIS) fee;
  • Health insurance for the duration of the program.

US Fellows also receive:

  • Round trip domestic air travel from the participants home to San Diego, California ( economy class);
  • $1000 award for successful completion of the program.

Eligibility:

Successful applicants must demonstrate leadership potential by having worked outside of class in community service, another public service, or in a non-governmental organization. A letter of reference from such a group or organization is required.

Non-US Students:

  • Upper division undergraduate with 2 years of college/university or graduate student with a professional interest in international relations, diplomacy, international economic development or related fields;
  • Students must be between the ages of 20- 25 on July 1, 2016;
  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential outside of the classroom in the community, nation or region;
  • Have an academic adviser verify in writing the candidates English proficiency;
  • Have a valid international passport with US visa if necessary by the time the program begins;
  • Preference may be given to students who have never been to the United States before but all qualified students are encouraged to apply.

US Students:

  • Upper division undergraduate with 2 years of college/university or graduate student with a professional interest in international relations, diplomacy, international economic development or related fields;
  • Students must be between the ages of 20- 25 on July 1, 2016.

Application Process:

  • APPLY NOW.
  • Deadlines:
    • Non-US students – January 6, 2017
    • US Students – March 1, 2017

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