The Study of the U.S. Institute on Civic Engagement provides student leaders with an overview of how citizens have shaped U.S. history, government, and society both as individuals and groups. African undergraduate students are invited to five- to six-week academic program on civic engagement designed to improve their understanding of the United States and to develop their leadership skills.
Eligible African Countries: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Theme of Program: Civic Engagement
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following requirements:
* Be between the ages of 18 and 25 and have at least one semester left of college or university
* Demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities
* Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English
* Have little or no prior travel or study experience in the United States
* Not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
* Eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa
Number of Awards: Each Institute includes approximately 20 participants from selected countries.
Value of the Program: Institutes include a four-week academic residency consisting of interactive classroom activities, discussions, lectures, readings, site visits, and workshops; one week of educational travel to a different region of the United States; leadership skills building activities; community service; and opportunities to interact with their American peers on a college campus.
Duration of Program: 5 weeks
How to Apply: Visit link below.