2015 Application Deadlines: Non-US students - January 5, 2015 US Students - February 16, 2015
San Diego, CA – The Hansen Summer Institute, based at the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences is currently accepting applications for its June 29 - July 20, 2015 program. This program for college age scholars offers a unique leadership experience in international cooperation
Fully funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation, the Hansen Summer Institute will take place in San Diego and involve assembling University students from the United States (5 students) and abroad (15 students) from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife. All travel, room and board, and program expenses are covered by the Hansen Foundation. The 2015 summer institute represents our sixth year of operation; 125 fellows have thus far gone through our training and life-changing experience. Students will live, work, and become friends together at the University of San Diego, a beautiful campus that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
A primary goal of the program focuses on creating an international community of college-age scholars (ages 18-25) who will use their summer experience to foster lasting friendships and acquire a common practical understanding of a more peaceful future. Program elements involve training in the latest leadership skills of conflict resolution, mediation, public speaking and cross cultural education.
Selected fellows can become social entrepreneurs.The program features a 2-day International Social Venture Workshop. "Peer to Peer Coaching" and "Service Learning" are combined to help students make their social venture ideas "investor ready". The Hansen Fellows will help decide which ideas receive grants.
Classroom training complements local excursions to San Diego historical attractions and cultural events, such as the Mayor’s office, the U.S. - Mexico border, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and a harbor cruise. Hansen Summer Institute training provides participants with hands-on tools for resolving conflict for application and re-direction to their own situations at home. Applications from international students will be accepted until January 5, 2015. Applications from U.S. students will be accepted until February 16, 2015.