Deadline: 28 February 2011
Open to: high school students from Macedonia (aged 16 to 18 years)
Costs: no costs associated
The U.S. Department of State is offering Scholarships for high school students from Macedonia to attend the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute. The institute 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
# plans for follow-on activities
Approximately 55 students; 45 European students and 10 Americans, will take part in this exchange.
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
# be 16 and 18 years of age as of 1 July 2011;
# citizens of Macedonia;
# have fluent English language skills;
Download the application form, and submit it to Gazmend Ilazi, Educational Affairs Assistant, e-mail: [email protected].
Send also a 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;