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Deadline: January 4, 2016 (non-US applicants); February 15, 2016 (US applicants) | Apply here
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Eligibility: Open to anyone not older than 25 as of July 1, 2016
Costs:
 Fully funded
Location: San Diego, California

The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is an international program funded and supported by the Fred J. Hansen Foundation and University of San Diego. The Institute provides a unique leadership development program in international cooperation. For 3 weeks, young American men and women are joined by students from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife.

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.

Hansen Summer Institute 2016: Become a leader of tomorrow

Costs

The Hansen Summer Institute is fully funded by the Fred J. Hansen Foundation. This includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All program costs
  • 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

Eligibility

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 students 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.

Application

Visit the application details to know more. For questions about this application, please contact Bonnie Lamb at blamb@sandiego.edu.
NOTE: Your application will not be reviewed by the selection committee until they have received the entire, completed application.

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