Call for Applications: Spring 2023 YSEALI Academic Fellowship

The YSEALI Academic Fellowship will bring exceptional young leaders, aged 18-25, from Southeast Asian countries to the United States to further develop their professional and leadership skills. All expenses will be covered by the program. 

The YSEALI Academic Fellowship is an intensive short-term academic program that provides young leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States and of a particular theme, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The Fellowship will focus on one of three themes: Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues, and Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.  The Academic Fellowship is a five-week in-person program in the United States sometime between March to May 2023, consisting of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.  The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community.  During the academic residency, participants will also have opportunities to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.  If conditions allow, the Fellowship will include an educational study tour to other areas of the United States, where they will meet with local, state, private, and nonprofit organizations working in the field.  Note that if the program takes place virtually, Fellows will engage in similar activities but online from their home countries.


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