• Fully Funded
  • University of San Diego, USA

This Fully Funded Hansen Summer Institute’s Leadership Program is an opportunity for international and U.S. students to build leadership skills and better cultural understanding to help form a more peaceful future. Fellows receive hands-on training in team-building, public speaking, negotiation, mediation and working together to solve international problems. Leadership training includes meeting with political and business leaders to learn real-world skills and how to implement these skills at home after the program. The program is located in San Diego, CA and open to international and U.S. undergraduate and master’s students aged 20-25.

The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is an exciting international program funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation. Ten three-week Institutes took place in San Diego, California in July between 2007 and 2019. This program has provided a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation.

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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 a common practical understanding of a more peaceful future. 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. Participants have come from every corner of the globe, made life-long friendships and shaped their futures in a more positive direction.

Location:

United States

Benefits

The Hansen Summer Institute is fully funded by the Fred J. Hansen Foundation. This includes international airfare, room and board, and all programmatic costs. If selected the only cost to participants will be the fees incurred in obtaining a passport and spending money.

Eligibilities

NONUS 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, 2020.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential outside of the classroom in the community, nation or region.
  • Have an academic adviser verify in writing the candidate’s English proficiency. (A verification request is automatically sent to your referee with the recommendation request.)
  • 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.

U.S. 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, 2020.
Eligible Regions: Open For All

Application Process

Apply Online Through APPLY NOW Section.

Application Deadline:
For International Students: 15 January 2020 (PST Time 11 PM)
US Students: 15 March 2020 (PST Time 11 PM)

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

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For Further Queries

Any questions about the application, please contact Brad Frazier at [email protected] and [email protected]
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