Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Institute (BFTF)

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic institutes are intensive summer exchange programs hosted by a U.S. college or university. The programs are academic in nature, focusing specific theme relating to a global issue. Exchange typically last 4 weeks.

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What?

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic institutes are intensive summer exchange programs hosted by a U.S. college or university. The programs are academic in nature, focusing specific theme relating to a global issue. Exchange typically last 4 weeks. During this time students and educators participate in a variety of workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders and leadership development.

Who?

Participants are students ages 16-18 with the academic aptitude required for a program of this nature. Successful candidates have a strong interest in learning more about the transatlantic relationship, the role of free press in democracy, and an interest in community service. He/she should demonstrate interest in communications, advocacy, debate, or civic participation. Qualities of an ideal candidate are maturity, strong social skills, flexibility, and open-mindedness. English fluency is required.

Want to know more?

There is no application for BFTF. Candidates are invited or nominated to participate. In the past, video or essay competitions based around the chosen theme have been organized by US Embassies to select nominees. – https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/benjamin-franklin-summer-institutes

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