International Fellows


“The PFP experience redefines the way we define things. It makes us realize the power that exists within one individual, and it empowers individuals to become trailblazers. While preemptive expectations may seem unrealistic at first, with a renewed sense of purpose, coupled with action and selfless service, I learned that anything is achievable and within one’s grasp. That I could turn ideas into action that can lead to positive, meaningful impact.”
— Aushim Merchant, spring 2015 Professional Fellow alumnus

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, or Thailand and have a professional background and project related to the legislative process and governance
  • Between the ages of 25-35
  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Provide a comprehensive and well-conceived written framework for a project to benefit civil society or governance in your home country
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Leadership potential in the government, private sector, or civil society
  • Committed to organizing an 7-10 day program in your home country for your American host
  • Committed to becoming an active member in the YSEALI community
  • Cannot hold dual-US citizenship or have traveled on a J-1 visa for a Department of State sponsored program in the past two years

Applications for Spring 2017 coming soon!