Eligibility Requirements

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, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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, 2016.

What is Provided?

  • 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 Fellows 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 Fellows also receive:

  • Round trip domestic air travel from the participants home to San Diego, California ( economy class).
  • $1000 award for successful completion of the program.

What is Not Provided:

  • Academic credit for participation in the Hansen Summer Institute (including and fees or costs associated with academic credit).

For international Fellows

  • The cost of an international passport.
  • Costs associated with the U.S. visa application and interview at the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate.
  • The cost of a U.S. visa.

For US Fellows:

  • Health insurance during the program.