YSEALI Academic Fellows Program 2018

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The YSEALI Academic Fellows Program is an intensive five-week exchange program to the United States, consisting of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community. The Fellowship will focus on one of three themes: Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues, and Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. The Fellowship funds travel, accommodations and basic living expenses for selected participants.

Eligibility

  •  YSEALI Members between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of application,

  • A citizen of one of the ASEAN countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam;

  • A resident of one of the ASEAN countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam;

  • A full-time undergraduate student from college, university, or other institutions of higher learning; or have graduated in the past four years;

  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English;

  • Not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.;

  • Eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrate interest, knowledge, or professional experience  in Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues, or Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development;

  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university, place of work, and/or community;

  • Demonstrate a commitment or interest in community service,     volunteerism, or mentorship;

  • Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States and ASEAN as a region;

  • Be willing to actively participate in an intensive academic  program, community service, and study tour;

  • Have a commitment to return to their home country to apply leadership skills and training to benefit their community, country, or the ASEAN region; and

  • Preferably have little or no prior study or travel  experience in the United States.

How to Apply?

Participants are selected by their local embassies. For details, visit country-specific application and recruitment information.

The Spring 2018 YSEALI Academic Fellowship Program will take place starting in January 2018 to run through April 2018. Check out their website for country specific information and deadlines, and how to apply!

 

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