Professional Fellows Program

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ACYPL YSEALI Fellows at the US State Department on June 1, 2017.

Professional Fellows Program Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)
Governance and Society

Spring Program Dates: April 21 – June 2, 2018

Sponsored by the US Department of State
Hosted by the American Council of Young Political Leaders

About the Professional Fellows Program
In 2018, ACYPL will design and implement two Professional Fellows Programs (PFP) around the theme of governance and society for 50 international participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. These two exchanges–one in the spring and one in the fall– include a week of political and policy discussions in Washington, DC, a month-long individual fellowship in an American office, and participation in a three-day global Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC. Select fellows will then welcome their American hosts to their home country for a 7-10 day program to execute follow-on activities based on what they learned in the US.

The ACYPL Professional Fellows Program is part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). YSEALI is aimed at engaging promising young leaders, aged 18-35, from the ASEAN countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam in developing and fostering innovative ideas for tackling what they have identified as their generation’s greatest challenges in the region. Learn more.