Benjamin Franklin Nyári Intézet Transzatlanti ösztöndíj

Amerikai Nagykövetség pályázatHa 16-18 éves diák vagy, folyékonyan beszélsz angolul és érdekelnek a nemzetközi kapcsolatok, akkor a Benjamin Franklin Nyári Intézet Transzatlanti Ösztöndíj Programja pont neked való!

Ami rád vár: globális problémák megvitatása európai és amerikai fiatalokkal, vezetői készségek fejlesztése, média tréning a kritikus és gondolkodó olvasáshoz, együttműködési projektfejlesztés, közösségi munka, tanulmányi út és tervek jövőbeli együttműködésre!

Jelentkezési határidő: 2016. március 8.

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute for High School Students, June 25-July 23, 2016
The U.S. Embassy Budapest is soliciting applications for the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute.   The Institute will take place from June 25 to July 23, 2016 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  All costs, including domestic and international travel, will be covered by the U.S. Embassy Budapest. Students must be 16, 17 or 18 years of age as of June 25, 2016 to be eligible for participation in the program. Only Hungarian citizens residing in Hungary are eligible to apply.The application deadline is March 8, 2016.

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute

The Summer Institute will enable teenagers to participate in an intensive, four-week exchange program in the United States that focuses on global issues facing both European and American youth.  The Institute will focus primarily on an exploration of issues through interactive activities, practical experiences, and other hands-on opportunities.  Participants will learn more about democratic practices, volunteer service, conflict resolution, problem solving, communication skills, critical thinking, tolerance and respect for diversity, youth leadership, team building, and the media.  The Institute also explores how freedom of expression both provides rights to and imposes responsibilities on citizens.  Fellows will participate in a variety of activities such as training sessions, workshops, community-based programs, study tours, and cultural events.  Community service activities, social and cultural activities, and homestays with American families will deepen the Fellows’ experience of U.S. society during their exchange.

After the Institute, in addition to implementing service projects in their home communities, the Fellows will present what they have learned as well as an alumni project plan to a youth-serving or youth-centered organization in their home country.  These may include U.S. Mission Youth Councils, American Corners or American Spaces, and exchange alumni associations.

Applicant Profile 

Applicants should have a strong interest in learning more about diplomacy, the transatlantic relationship, the role of a free press in a democracy, and public or community service.  They should have a strong demonstrated interest in communications, advocacy, debate, or civic participation.  They should have the academic aptitude for a program of this nature and personal qualities needed to be successful participants, including maturity, strong social skills, flexibility, and open-mindedness. These factors are particularly important given the diverse group atmosphere of the Institute.  Applicants must also understand that, if selected, they will be expected to fully and seriously participate in all program components during the month, as well as in follow-up activities afterward in their home countries.  In addition, applicants should be ready to inform and educate Americans about the cultures and societies of their home countries in non-structured gatherings and in public presentations.

Applicant Qualifications 

Only Hungarian citizens residing in Hungary are eligible to apply.

  • Be 16, 17, or 18 years of age as of June 25, 2016;
  • Highly proficient in English
  • Committed to enrolling in university in Hungary after graduation from high school;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community and extracurricular activities;
  • Have had little or no prior U.S. study or travel experience in the United States;
  • Be 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;
  • Comfortable with campus life, shared living accommodations, travel and interaction with a multinational, coed group of participants from across Europe and the United States, and comfortable with engaging various Americans in the broader community.
  • Able to adjust to cultural and social practices different from those of their home countries.
    The Application Process

The application process is very competitive; we received over five hundred applications last year.

Copy the personal information/questions section below into a Word document. Please do not send documents in pdf!
Fill in the information, answer the questions and mail the document to benfranklinbudapest@state.gov
Have any of your teachers write a recommendation in English for you attesting to your academic and personal skills and mail it tobenfranklinbudapest@state.gov
Make sure that you mail your application before March 8, 2016! Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The U.S. Embassy will not be held accountable for emails arriving after the application deadline for technical or other reasons.
If you do not receive a confirmation of the receipt of your application in 24 hours, please resend your application.
Applications will be reviewed after March 8 and students will be shortlisted based on the merit of their application. Applicants who have little or no prior U.S. study or travel experience will be given priority.
Applicants who are not shortlisted will be notified that they have not advanced to the next round.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an in-person interview in Budapest.
If necessary, there will be a second round of interviews.
We will select one primary and one secondary candidate; all shortlisted applicants will be notified about the outcome of their applications.

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