Opportunity for Youth
Deadlines: Non-US students – January 5, 2015 / US Students – February 16, 2015
Participation Requirement: NON – US STUDENTS: (from underdeveloped countries or countries at risk of conflict) / US STUDENTS: (Students from any California university)
Age Requirements: Be under 25 years of age
Education Requirements: At least two (2) years of college/university (upper-division undergraduate or graduate students).
This is fully funded leadership program in USA
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.
The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is an exciting international program funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation.
The Institute provides a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. For three weeks, young American men and women join 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.
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.