U.S. Embassy in Jordan: 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership

Deadline: 15 December 2018

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan has announced the 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership.

The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership will examine the history and participation of women in public life in the United States. The Institute will focus on two major areas: developing participants’ leadership skills in areas such as critical thinking, communication, decision-making, and managerial abilities; and, placing these abilities in the context of the history and participation of women in U.S. politics, economics, culture, and society. The program will also examine the historical domestic progress towards women’s equality in the United States, the current domestic successes and challenges to women in a variety of fields, and current challenges in global women’s issues.

The participants are expected to be highly motivated first through third year undergraduate students from colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education, who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. Their fields of study will be varied and may include the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, business, and other professional fields.

Program Funding

The U.S. government will cover all participant costs, including: program administration; international and domestic travel and ground transportation; book, cultural, mailing and incidental allowances; and housing and subsistence.

Eligible Candidates

  • Candidates should:
    • be female;
    • be proficient in English;
    • be interested in the topic of Women’s Leadership;
    • be between 18 and 25 years of age;
    • have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and therefore be committed to return to their home universities following completion of the program;
    • demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities;
    • indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
    • have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;
    • demonstrate commitment to community and extracurricular university activities;
    • have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country;
    • be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive;
    • be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel; and,
    • be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country
  • English Language Ability: All candidates must be proficient in English so that they can actively participate in the academic program.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit https://jo.usembassy.gov/2019-study-of-the-u-s-institute-for-student-leaders-on-womens-leadership/

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