YSEALI Professional Fellows

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program is a professional development exchange program for the best and brightest community leaders from ASEAN, working in the fields of civic engagement, NGO management, economic empowerment, governance, legislative process, environmental and natural resources management. The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program provides participants a month-long fellowship at U.S.-based non-profit or other organizations, government offices or legislative bodies. Fellows will work with community leaders to enhance their practical expertise, leadership skills and professional contacts to address issues in their home communities.

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YSEALI Professional Fellows on Economic Empowerment with American Councils (PDF, 349KB)
American Councils for International Education
is a premier, international nonprofit creating educational opportunities that prepare individuals and institutions to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world. Through academic exchanges, and educational development programs, American Councils designs and administers innovative programs that broaden individual perspectives, increase knowledge, and deepen understanding.  For 40 years, American Councils has responded to the needs of the communities where we work with hundreds of robust, international education programs that span over 70 countries, 40 languages, and are represented by over 55,000 alumni worldwide, including government leaders, top international educators, business innovators, public officials, and K-16 students.

To apply for a spot on the YSEALI PFP Fall program, you need to complete an online application found at: http://ais.americancouncils.org .  Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2016 to be considered for the Spring 2017 program.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered for the spring program.

YSEALI Professional Fellows on Legislative Process and Governance with ACYLP (PDF, 184KB)
For 48 years, the American Council of Young Political Leaders has designed, organized and managed unique international exchange programs for young political leaders worldwide. ACYPL programs are designed to promote mutual understanding, respect and friendship and to cultivate long lasting relationships among young people who are poised to become tomorrow’s global leaders and policy makers.

YSEALI Professional Fellows on Legislative Process and Governance with ICMA (PDF, 191KB)
International City/County Management Association (ICMA) was established in 1914 and is a nonprofit institution whose mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide.  ICMA has more than thirty international affiliations, and consults, trains, and collaborates with leaders from around the world to implement sound, innovative management and leadership practices in local governments, national ministries, academia, nongovernmental organizations and civil society groups in developing countries and emerging democracies.  Visit the program’s website here.

YSEALI Professional Fellows on NGO Development with the University of Montana (PDF, 50KB)
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at The University of Montana promotes better understanding of Asia, U.S. relations with Asia, and ethics in public affairs. The Center houses programs that focus on the peoples and cultures of modern Asia and ethics in public affairs, the core interests and hallmarks of Senator Mansfield’s career. The Mansfield Center is honored to host the Professional Fellows Program of the U.S. Department of State. The program is designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build sustainable partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the U.S.