The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute 2013
The U.S. Department of State is offering Scholarships for high school students from Macedonia to attend the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute.
The institutes will last three to four-weeks between late June and late August. Activities will include discussions of global issues of common interest, leadership and media training, collaborative project development, community service, educational travel, and plans for follow-on activities. The 2013 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute, will accommodate up to 90 Fellows total, ages 16 to 18. Each Institute will be designed for 35 European students and 10 Americans.
The goals of the Institute are:
- to develop a commitment to transatlantic cooperation;
- to foster relationships between American and European youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups;
- to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Europe/Eurasia;
- to develop a cadre of youth leaders who will share their knowledge and skills with their peers through positive action.
A complete application must include the following:
- Applicants must be 16, 17, 18 years of age as of July 1, 2013;
- Completed official application form;
- One-page personal statement (not to exceed 250 words) describing your interest in the Institute and one community or civic activity that you’ve been involved in, including an account of your personal contribution to the activity;
- Applicants must be citizens of Macedonia;
- Applicants must have fluent English language skills.
Application Form [word 28. 5kb]
The deadline for receipt of applications is January 31, 2013.
Questions and completed applications should be submitted to: Gazmend Ilazi, Educational Affairs Assistant, e-mail: IlaziG@state.gov
More information about the program can be found at the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative website.