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.Visit website
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.
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.
Jasmine Del Monte is a young activist with an interest in both entrepreneurship and women’s rights. She has participated, in addition to serving as a coach, in the leadership program Women to Women (W2W) through the U.S. Embassy in Belgium.
Pili Verbinnen is a young activist dedicated to bringing positive change in such areas as the environment and education. As a teenager, she participated in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Program (BFTP) through the U.S. Embassy in Belgium.
Kimia Anousheh is a young activist committed to positive social change and to motivating others to join her in that mission. She participated in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Program (BFTP) through the U.S. Embassy in Belgium.
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-institutesRead more
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