The 2016 Young Southeast Asian Initiative Academic Fellows on Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks candidates for the 2016 Young Southeast Asian Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellows on Civic  Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.  Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students or those who have graduated from college, university, or other institutions of higher learning who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university, place of work, and an interest in community service and volunteerism, and have a good command of English, are invited to apply for the program.  The application deadline is 5:00 PM, Monday, October 26, 2015.

YSEALI is President Obama’s initiative to strengthen leadership development and networking in ASEAN, deepen engagement with young leaders on key regional and global challenges, and advance people-to-people ties between the United States and young and emerging Southeast Asian leaders.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the YSEALI Academic Fellows is intensive academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of Fellows with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The Institute will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.  Educational travel to other parts of the United States, local site visits, and volunteer opportunities will complement the coursework and classroom activities.