2015 Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation for Young Leaders- San Diego,USA .

NON-US students: January 5, 2015
US students: February 16, 2015

What: Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation
Where: University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education SciencesWhen: July 2015
Whom: Global Young Leaders


The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is an exciting international program funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation.

The Institute provides a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. For three weeks, young American men and women joined students from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife.


The Hansen Summer Institute will host its sixth group of young leaders in July 2015 at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES).

  • The primary goal of the program focuses on creating an international community of young scholars who will use their summer experience as a foundation for creating lasting friendships and acquiring common practical understanding of a more peaceful future.
  • Program elements will involve classroom instruction and hands-on training in the latest techniques of conflict resolution, mediation, and inter-cultural management.
  • Classroom training will complement local excursions to San Diego historical attractions and cultural events including a fourth of July parade, a Padres baseball game, and a harbor cruise.
  • Hansen Summer Institute training aims to provide participants a “leadership toolbox” for resolving conflict and building a better future for their respective countries.


  • Be under 25 years of age with at least two (2) years of college/university.
  • Have an academic advisor verify, in writing, the candidate’s English proficiency. (Semi-finalists will be required to participate in a telephone interview. )
  • Have a valid international passport, with US visa, if necessary, by the time the program begins.

Preference will be given to students who have never been to the United States before but all qualified students are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants must demonstrate leadership potential by having worked outside of class in community service, another public service, or in a non-governmental organization. A letter of reference from such a group or organization is required.


All Hansen Fellows will participate in a two day Social Entreprenuership Workshop designed to inform Fellows about social entrepreneurship as a workable option for improving international economic development – a key ingredient for world peace

“What’s included?”

All participants are provided with:

  • Accomodation and meals for the duration of the program
  • Local ground transportation
  • Program materials

Non-US participants are provided with:(in addition to all the above)

  • International airfare to and from their home city
  • Health insurance for the duration of the programThe program DOES NOT provide:
  • The cost of an international passport
  • US visa application, interview or issuance fees at the US Embassy or Consulate
  • Academic credit for participation in the program

More Information on Application Procedure

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation


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