Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation

Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation

Deadline: January 6, 2017 (Non-US students) ; March 1, 2017 (US Students )
Open to: US and Non-US upper division undergraduate students aged between 20- 25 years with 2 years of college/university or graduate student with a professional interest in international relations, diplomacy, international economic development or related fields
Scholarship: accommodation and meals, transportation to/from the campus to all meetings and activities, program materials, certificate of participation

Description

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. This program has provided a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. Again in July 2017, American men and women will join students from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife to learn from experts and one another about conflict resolution and social entrepreneurship. Hansen Summer Institute will host its seventh group of young leaders in July 2017 at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES).

The  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. 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. 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.

Eligibility

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 studies;
  • Be between the ages of 20-25 on July 1, 2017;
  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential outside of the classroom in the community, nation or region;
    Have an academic advisor verify the candidate’s English proficiency (included in reference from the academic referee);
  • Have a valid international passport with US visa if necessary by the time the program begins;
  • Preference will be given to those who have never visited the United States.

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 studies;
  • Be between the ages of 20-25 on July 1, 2017;
  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential outside of the classroom in the community, nation or region;
  • U.S. students will be required to show proof in insurance.

Costs

Provided for all students: 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 students will 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 students will receive: round trip domestic air travel from the participants home to San Diego, California (not to exceed USD 500 for economy class).

How to Apply?

First you need to register HERE. Afterwards in order to apply you should fill in the application form for Non-US students or for US students.  Deadline for Non-US students is 6 January 2017 and for US students is 1 March 2017.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: blamb@sandiego.edu

For more information please visit the official website.

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