Applications for 2015
YSEALI fellowship programs now open
MANILA,Oct. 9 (PIA) – The United States Embassy Manila is now accepting
applications to the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) 2016
Academic Fellowships are intensive, short term programs in the United States
that provide young leaders, ages 18-25, with a deeper understanding of the
United States, while enhancing their leadership skills.
The application deadline for the Institute of Pluralisms is on October 14,
2015, while for Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship and Economic
Development Fellowships is on October 23, 2015.
Meanwhile, the YSEALI Professional Fellowships are for community leaders,
ages 25-35, working in the fields of civic engagement, non-government
organization management, economic empowerment, governance, legislative
process or environmental and natural resources management. Professional
Fellows will spend one month at a U.S.-based non-profit or government office
to enhance their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional
Application deadline for the YSEALI Professional Fellowships is on December
Application forms and additional information can be found on the YSEALI page
of the U.S. Embassy Manila website (http://manila.usembassy.gov/yseali.html).
Launched in 2013, YSEALI is President Barack Obama’s signature program to
strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia.
YSEALI members engage with peers from around the country and around ASEAN to
create local solutions to regional challenges. It provides professional and
academic skills-building, and opportunities to put those skills into action
through exchanges to the United States, professional development workshops
in the region, online networking, and project seed money.
Join YSEALI for free at http://yseali.state.gov. (US EMBASSY MANILA/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)