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Applications for the 2020 Hansen Leadership Institute are now open!

Updated: Oct 17, 2019


Hansen Summer Institute for Leadership and International Cooperation -- is an exciting international program funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation. The Institute provides a unique University-based leadership program and experience in international cooperation and conflict resolution.



For three weeks each July, twenty five young women and men from regions of conflict across the world and the United States come together on the campus of the University of San Diego for this intense, life-changing program. When they have completed it, they join a family of Hansen Alumni who remain in close contact through a variety of media and social networking sites.

Mission

The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation, funded by the generous support of the Fred J. Hansen Foundation, has a number of long-term goals. Those goals reflect the vision of Fred J. Hansen, an immigrant entrepreneur who believed in applying sound business practices to improving society, and in encouraging cross-cultural platforms that involve young people from conflict-torn regions working with their American peers to share and apply best practices to reduce poverty and create hope. Mr Hansen also believed it important for students from overseas to learn about the American social and economic system and adopt appropriate lessons for their own countries. Generational change lies at the heart of this program, creating cohorts of younger like-minded leaders as both a support-network and hub for international cooperation. Through a competitive selection process, we choose those who have demonstrated community service and done well academically to refine their peace-making skills in cross-cultural communication, mediation, conflict resolution, and social entrepreneurship. We now see our Hansen Fellows across 65 different countries applying their skills learned in San Diego to improve their communities their nations and their regions. We look forward to training many more young leaders in the years to come.


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 organizationrequired.


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, 2020.

  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential outside of the classroom in the community, nation or region.

  • Have an academic adviser verify in writing the candidate’s English proficiency. (A verification request is automatically sent to your referee with the recommendation request.)

  • 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.


U.S. 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, 2020.

ALL FELLOWS MUST ATTEND THE ENTIRE PROGRAM. No participants will be allowed to arrive late or leave early.


Begin Accepting Applications Date: 9/20/2019 Deadline Date (PST Time Zone): 1/15/2020 11:00 PM

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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