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Applications for the 2015 program are now available

Please click on the links below to access all the necessary Forms.

 Application for students from outside the United States
Non-US Application (Forms 1 - 4)
   Form 5, Form 6, Form 7
Form 8 APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 5, 2015
The  application for students from the United States
Will be available on Sept 15, 2015

US Application Forms 1- 4
Form 5, Form 6, Form 7 Form 8

Job Application for the
Assocoiate Coordinator Position
(not for program participants)

Coordinator Referee Form 4
(Not for program participants)

Click here for the job description


Click on the links to the left to download the required application Forms. Save each Form to your local drive and complete it as needed. Once the Forms are completed to your satisfaction please submit them via email to blamb@sandiego.edu.

Once you download the application - fill in the blanks on your computer, save it and then email the application to the Hansen Summer Institute once it is complete.

Forms 5 & 6 should be downloaded separately, emailed to your referees to be filled out and sent either back to you or directly to the Hansen Summer Institute. Please remember that these forms should be submitted with letters of recommendation that can be scanned & emailed, faxed or sent via regular mail.
Before submitting the completed application, please remember to ‘Save as <Your Name>’.

Form 7: If you choose not to use a digital signature, this form can be printed and signed where appropriate, and then scan it to submit it via email. You may also fax it to 619-849-8195 or send it via regular mail to the address on the application.

Your application will not be reviewed by the selection committee until we have received The entire, completed application (Forms 1-8, as well as your transcripts and letters of reference).

FORM 8:You do not need to submit an idea at this time however, all Hansen Fellows will participate in a two day social entrepreneurship workshop designed to inform Fellows about social entrepreneurship as a workable option for improving international economic development - a key ingredient for world peace

Click here for more information on the Social Entrepreneurship Workshop


To participate in the Hansen Summer Institute, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

(from underdeveloped countries or countries at risk of conflict)

  • 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 will 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)

  • Be under 25 years of age with at least two (2) years of college/university).
  • Be an active student, in good standing, at a California  college or university.

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.