Benjamin Franklin Program

11.02.2014 13:15

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of U.S. Department of State and the US Embassy are pleased to announce the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute. The program is offering two institutes this summer and will be able to accommodate up to 70 Fellows from Europe (from 40-45 countries). 

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Between 16 and 18 years of age as of June 28, 2014;
  • Proficient in English,
  • Committed to enrolling in high school or university in their home countries in fall 2014, following completion of the Institute;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership potential and interest in transatlantic relations and diplomacy;
  • Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
  • Sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by academic grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community and extracurricular activities;
  • Have had little or no prior U.S. study or travel experience in the United States; nominees with previous U.S. Government funded program experience will not be considered;
  • Mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and inquisitive;
  • Willing and able to fully participate in an intensive summer program, community service, and active educational travel program;
  • Able to adjust to cultural and social practices different from those of their home countries.
  • Comfortable with campus life, shared living accommodations, travel and interaction with a multinational, coed group of participants from across Europe and the U.S.

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