Welcome to the Fall 2017 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam!! The Mansfield Center of the University of Montana and the U.S. Department of State appreciate your interest in this program.

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program is a professional development exchange program for the best and brightest community leaders from ASEAN, working in the fields of civic engagement, civil society development, economic empowerment, governance, legislative process, and environmental and natural resources management. The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program provides participants a month-long fellowship at U.S.-based non-profit organizations, government offices, legislative bodies, or private sector organizations. Fellows will work with community leaders to enhance their practical expertise, leadership skills and professional contacts to address issues in their home communities. 

YSEALI programs strengthen leadership development and networking in ASEAN, deepen engagement with young leaders on key regional and global challenges, and strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and young Southeast Asian leaders. The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program is part of the broader Professional Fellows exchange program.

Learn more about the Professional Fellows Program and YSEALI.

In order to apply, select your country from the list of applications below.  All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 15, 2017 in your home country's timezone.
Welcome to the 2017 Application to the Professional Fellows Program! Please note that this application is for Cambodian candidates only. If you are from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, or Vietnam, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from consideration.

We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 15, 2017 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2017 Application to the Professional Fellows Program! Please note that this application is for Lao candidates only. If you are from Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, or Vietnam, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from consideration.

We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 15, 2017 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2017 Application to the Professional Fellows Program! Please note that this application is for Myanmar candidates only. If you are from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, or Vietnam, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from consideration.

We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 15, 2017 in your home country's timezone.


Welcome to the 2017 Application to the Professional Fellows Program! Please note that this application is for Thai candidates only. If you are from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, or Vietnam, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from consideration.

We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 15, 2017 in your home country's timezone.


Welcome to the 2017 Application to the Professional Fellows Program! Please note that this application is for Vietnamese candidates only. If you are from Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, or Thailand, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from consideration.

We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application also periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 15, 2017 in your home country's timezone.