The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center is an academic unit of the  University of Montana dedicated to enhancing mutual understanding  between the United States and other countries around the world, and to fostering ethical public  policy and leadership. The Center supports this mission by fostering  university and community links with other countries and dialogue on issues facing  the United States and the world on matters of the economy, the  environment, global development, and international relations.

Eighteen Montana participants  will be selected to travel to Peru, approximately May 14 - 20, 2019 to participate in a soccer exchange with Peruvian youth and adults. Approximently 14 of these participants will be adult professionals, and four high school or college students. All expenses are paid for by the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy division via a cooperative agreement to the Mansfield Center.  This eight-day exchange will use soccer to empower girls and women, and to build the capacity of this sport.   Taking advantage of the Pan American Games to be held in Peru in 2019,  this exchange will use soccer as a medium for gender empowerment and  inclusion.

Montana participants will then host 20 participants from Peru July 7 - 19, 2019. Montana participants will be expected to lead particular sessions and activities focused on soccer and gender empowerment during this 13-day exchange.

Participant Selection Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Montana resident
  • Proficiency in soccer is desired, but the most important skill is knowing how to teach, coach, and inspire others through soccer
  • Interest in girl's and women's empowerment
  • Have significant engagement with girls: though coaching, teaching, mentoring, counseling, etc.
  • Ability to enthusiastically support teenage participants and adult peers
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and open-mindedness
  • Interest in international affairs and cultural exchange
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, and communication skills


 Desired Participant Traits and Skills:

  • Background in coaching or sports training, specifically in girl's/women's soccer
  • Demonstrated international engagement experience (actual travel, supporting international visitors to the US, language study, etc)
  • Experience working with youth, specifically girls
  • Experience in engaging minority and rural populations in sports
  • High-level soccer playing experience, playing and/or coaching
  • Coaching experience with various age groups
  • Sports administration experience
  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Skills in sports promotion and marketing
  • Background in sports medicine/health
  • Knowledge of adaptive sports and how to engage athletes with disabilities
  • Knowledge of how to engage diverse stakeholders in sports promotion
  • Knowledge of or experience with gender equality issues, particularly in developing countries
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Spanish language skills or study


 Applications are due January 1, 2019.
 

Eighteen Montana participants  will be selected to travel to Peru, approximately May 14 - 20, 2019 to participate in a soccer exchange with Peruvian youth and adults. Approximently four of these participants will be high school or college students, and 14 will be adult professionals. All expenses are paid for by the  U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy division via a cooperative agreement to the Mansfield Center.  This eight-day exchange will use soccer to empower girls and women, and to build the capacity of this sport.   Taking advantage of the Pan American Games to be held in Peru in 2019,  this exchange will use soccer as a medium for gender empowerment and  inclusion.

Montana participants will then host 20 participants from Peru July 7 - 19, 2019. Montana participants will be expected to lead particular sessions and activities focused on soccer and gender empowerment during this 13-day exchange.

Participant Selection Criteria:
 

  • U.S. citizen
  • Montana resident (enrolled in a Montana university/college fulfills this requirement)
  • Age: at least 15 years old by the beginning of the exchange (May 14, 2019)
  • Active student status (enrolled in high school, home school, or higher education institution for the 2018-2019 school year)
  • Demonstrated interest and skills in soccer
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated maturity, flexibility, integrity, social skills, and open-mindedness
  • Ability to teach, support, and inspire Peruvian and U.S. peers
  • Motivation to be a successful cultural exchange participant
  • Interest in girl's and women's empowerment
  • Spanish skills desired
  • Preference given to applicants with little international travel experience

 

 Applications are due January 1, 2019.
 

Welcome to the 2018 Application to the YSEALI Professional Fellows Program! Please note that this application is for U.S. candidates only. 

Approximately 12 U.S. outbound participants from the spring AND fall cohorts will be selected to travel to their Southeast Asian partner's country, all-expense paid for an average of 14-18 days, between August 2018 and June 2019.

Participants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Active involvement in their Southeast Asian partners' fellowship in the U.S.
  • Engaged in assisting with the development of Southeast Asian partners' action plans while in the U.S.
  • Contributed to a successful U.S. fellowship that met the professional goals of their Southeast Asian partners.
  • Specific plans for potential projects to be completed with their Southeast Asian partners.
  • Potential for ongoing professional collaboration with their Southeast Asian partners generally, and specifically supporting their Asia-based action plan.


All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, December 18, 2018.

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