The Hansen Summer Institute 2018 in San Diego, California


Deadline:  9 January 2018 (Non-US students) ;  9 March 2018 (US Students )
Open to: US and Non-US upper division undergraduate students aged between 20- 25 years with 2 years of college/university or graduate student with a professional interest in international relations, diplomacy, international economic development or related fields
Venue: 29 June - 25 July 2018 in San Diego, California

Description

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. Eight three-week Institutes took place in San Diego, California in July between 2007 and 2017. This program has provided a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. Again in July 2018, American men and women will join students from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife to learn from experts and one another about conflict resolution and social entrepreneurship. To date, 194 Hansen Alumni from 61 countries, have remained in contact, provided a network of support, and worked together on a number of social ventures funded by the Hansen Foundation. We are happy to announce the Hansen Summer Institute will host its ninth group of young leaders in July 2018 at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES).

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. Fellows receive hands-on training in team-building, public speaking, negotiation, mediation and working together to solve international problems. Moreover, they learn to listen actively and to look for common interests and building realistic bridges of cooperation. Classroom training complements local excursions to San Diego attractions such as Sea World, the Zoo,  a 4th of July Independence Day parade and a harbor cruise. Fellows meet and greet academic, political and business leaders to refine their own ideas and skills, while learning about the "American Way of Life." Students leave San Diego with a "leadership toolbox" they can apply appropriately to their future challenges and endeavors. Participants have come from every corner of the globe, made life-long friendships and shaped their futures in a more positive direction. Why not you?

Eligibility

ALL APPLICANTS: 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.

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, 2018.
  • 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. (A verification request is automatically sent to your referee with the request for your letter of reference.)
  • 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 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, 2018.

Costs

Provided for all students:

  • 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 students will 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.

US students will receive:

  • Round trip domestic air travel from the participants home to San Diego, California (not to exceed USD 500 for economy class).

Application

Your application will not be reviewed by the selection committee until we have received the entire, completed application (100% in all sections, including transcripts and letters of reference).

The selection committee will begin reviewing international student applications in February and results will be emailed to all applicants in mid-March.

You do not need a U.S. visa to apply for the program. If you are selected as a participant, we will provide all the necessary documentation to assist in your U.S. visa application, including a letter of acceptance, a letter defining our financial support, a DS-2019 issued by the University of San Diego and a receipt for your paid SEVIS fees. (You will be responsible for any application and issuance costs associated with obtaining a U.S. visa)

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to Bonnie Lamb Program Coorindator blamb@sandiego.edu.

The official web-page.