Eligiblity Requirements


  • Be under 25 years of age with at least two (2) years of college/university.
  • Have an academic advisor verify, in writing, the candidate’s English proficiency. (Semi-finalists will be required to participate in a telephone interview. )
  • 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.

(Students from any California university)

  • Upper-division undergraduate or graduate student
  • Under 25 years of age with at least two (2) years of college/university).
  • An active student, in good standing, at a California  college or university.

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.