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Application Called For Hansen Summer Institute On Leadership And International Cooperation 2017


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.

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.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • 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 studies.
  • Student must be between the ages of 20-25 on July 1, 2017.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential outside of the classroom in the community, nation or region.
  • Have an academic advisor verify the candidate’s English proficiency (included in reference from the academic referee).
  • Have a valid international passport with US visa if necessary by the time the program begins.
  • Preference will be given to those who have never visited the United States.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Accommodation and meals for the duration of the program, with shared rooms with participants of the same gender.
  • Transportation to/from the campus to all meetings and activities.
  • Program materials.
  • Certificate of Participation

NON-US Fellows also receive:

  • 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.

For application process, Click Here

Deadline: January 6, 2017