The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) and YSEALI PFP are sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’, Professional Fellows Division as well as administered by American Councils for International Education.
Each finalist of the program will:
- Work in a full-time fellowship placement in a US worksite dealing with issues relating to his or her work at home. Also, while there fellows will gain first-hand knowledge about US organizations and institutions as well as build networks and relationships with US counterparts.
- Furthermore, participate in a fully-funded program with comprehensive on program support. Also, travel and living arrangements will be covered as well as emergency health insurance, and visa fees on the program.
- In addition, become part of prestigious networks -including YSEALI (for Southeast Asian participants only) and PFP. Alumni will gain access to tremendous resources and an international network of like-minded professionals spanning the globe.
To participate in the Professional Fellows Program fellows must be:
- 25-35 years old;
- A citizen and current resident of either: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Georgia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Moldova, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
- Also, Speak fluent English to work full-time in a US work site;
- Interested in participating in a reciprocal program for Americans coming to fellows country.
- Also, Have at least two years relevant work experience as well as be currently employed;
- Have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills; as well as
- Be a professional fit for the PFP theme that fellows country participates in
- Legislative – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine
- Also, Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Belarus, Russia
- Economic Empowerment – Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.