Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation 2016 – USA (fully-funded)

Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation 2016 – USA (fully-funded)

Deadline: January 4 and February 15, 2016

Applications for the 2016 Hansen program are now available. The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is an exciting international program that provides a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. The Hansen Summer Institute will host its seventh group of young leaders in July 2016 at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES). It is funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation.

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. Program elements will involve classroom instruction and hands-on training in the latest techniques of conflict resolution, mediation, and inter-cultural management.

Classroom training will complement local excursions to San Diego historical attractions and cultural events including a fourth of July parade, a Padres baseball game, and a harbor cruise. Hansen Summer Institute training aims to provide participants a “leadership toolbox” for resolving conflict and building a better future for their respective countries.

Benefits

  • 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 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 also receive:

  • Round trip domestic air travel from the participants home to San Diego, California (not to exceed $500 for economy class)

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.

2016 Application Deadlines:
Non-US students – January 4, 2016
US Students – February 15, 2016

Program Dates: June 29 – July 25, 2016*
(*these dates are tentative)

For more information, visit Hansen Summer Institute.

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