Apply for the 2018 Fred J. Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (Fully Funded)

02 Dec, 2017

Background

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. Eight three-week Institutes took place in San Diego, California in July between 2007 and 2017. This program has provided a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation.

Again in July 2018, 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. To date, 194 Hansen Alumni from 61 countries, have remained in contact, provided a network of support, and worked together on a number of social ventures funded by the Hansen Foundation. The Hansen Summer Institute will host its ninth group of young leaders in July 2018 at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES).

Benefits

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.

The Hansen Summer Institute  on Leadership and International Cooperation will provide to all qualified applicants:

  • 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

U.S. Students also receive:

  • Round trip air fare from the participant’s home town to San Diego, California. (Not to exceed $500 for economy class)
  • $1000 award upon successful completion of the program

Non-U.S. Students 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.



Eligibility

ALL APPLICANTS: 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, 2018.
  • 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. (A verification request is automatically sent to your referee with the request for your letter of reference.)
  • 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, 2018.

To Apply

Application Deadlines: Non-U.S. students: Jan. 9, 2018; U.S. students: Mar. 1, 2018

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