Fully Funded Fellowship in USA sponsored by the Fred J. Hansen Foundation, is an opportunity for international and U.S. students to build leadership skills and better cultural understanding to help form a more peaceful future. Fellows receive hands-on training in team-building, public speaking, negotiation, mediation and working together to solve international problems. Leadership training includes meeting with political and business leaders to learn real-world skills and how to implement these skills at home after the program.
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 the 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 intercultural 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.
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.
To participate in the Hansen Summer Institute, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Preference may be given to students who have never been to the United States before but all qualified students are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadlines: Non-U.S. students: Jan 7, 2019 U.S. students: Mar 15, 2019