Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation 2019 – San Diego, USA (Fully-funded)

Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation 2019 – San Diego, USA (Fully-funded)

Deadline: January 7 and March 15, 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation. The Hansen Summer Institute is an exciting international program that provides a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. It is funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation.

Nine Hansen Summer Institutes took place in San Diego, California between 2007 and 2018. The Institute provides a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. For three weeks, young American men and women joined students from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife. Between then and now, Hansen Alumni have remained in contact via a variety of social networking sites and projects funded by the Hansen Foundation. They are happy to announce the Hansen Summer Institute will host its next group of young leaders in July at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES).

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, SeaWorld, 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

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, a U.S. visa and spending money.

Eligibility

To participate in the Hansen Summer Institute, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

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.

Application

Click on the “Apply Now” button.  Log-in to create an account and begin completing the on-line application. 
Your application will not be reviewed by the selection committee until we have received the entire, completed application (100% in all sections, including transcripts and letters of reference).

Read the FAQs before you proceed.

Also read application tips and advice shared by OD User and previous winner, Karabelo Maloi.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Hansen Summer Institute.

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