YSEALI Academic Fellowships – Fall 2017

Application Deadline: May 21, 2017

The YSEALI Academic Fellowships are intensive short term academic institutes whose purpose is to provide groups of young leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, and a particular theme, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The Fellowship will focus on one of three themes: Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues, and Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, and the five-week Institutes will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community. The Fellowship will include an academic residency component of approximately four weeks and a domestic study tour of approximately one week. During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.

The YSEALI Academic Fellowship on Civic Engagement will provide Fellows with an overview of how citizens have shaped U.S. history, government, and society both as individuals and groups. The Institute will define civic engagement, examine its development in the U.S., and explore topics such as citizenship, community building, economic development, grassroots activism, political leadership, and volunteerism. Other topics such as civil rights, entrepreneurship, ethics, leadership, and media will be discussed. Fellows will also have the opportunity to leave the classroom to meet with community leaders, entrepreneurs, and representatives of non-profit organizations. The academic residency will be complemented by an educational tour that will take participants to another area of the U.S. where they will meet with local, state, private, and not-for-profit organizations working in the field. The Institute will then conclude with a visit to Washington, D.C. The Fall hosts will be:

The University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Northern Illinois University

The University of Nebraska – Omaha

The YSEALI Academic Fellowship on Environmental Issues will explore the role that environmental policy has played in the economic and political development of the United States. The Institute will use experiential learning techniques to expose participants to current themes in the field, including natural resource management, sustainable development/sustainable agricultural practices, food security, ecotourism, energy generation (new and traditional forms), and water management and treatment. The issues will be explored from numerous angles: local grassroots activism and civic initiatives, market-oriented approaches, and federal government policies and regulation. Finally, the Institute will explore environmental issues in the context of a globalized society, and draw comparisons between the United States and the participants’ home countries. Fellows will also have the opportunity to leave the classroom to meet with community leaders, and representatives of non-profit organizations. The academic residency will be complemented by an educational tour that will take participants to another area of the U.S. where they will meet with local, state, private, and nonprofit organizations working in the field. The Institute will then conclude with a 3 day program in Washington, D.C. The Fall hosts will be:

East-West Center

The University of Montana

The YSEALI Academic Fellowship on Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development will provide Fellows with an overview of entrepreneurial approaches that are employed to address social issues. The Institute will review the development, history, challenges, and successes of social enterprises and community leaders, in the United States and globally. Topics may include, but are not limited to, trade; investment; financial literacy; banking; microfinance; organizational development and management; grant writing; innovation; emerging markets and risk analysis; strategic business planning; corporate social responsibility; and, women and minorities in entrepreneurship. Students will also have the opportunity to leave the classroom to meet with community leaders, entrepreneurs, and representatives of nonprofit organizations. The academic residency will be complemented by an educational study tour that will take participants to New England and the Mid-Atlantic where they will meet with local, state, private, and nonprofit organizations working in the field. The Institute will then conclude with a 3 day program in Washington, DC. The Fall host will be:

The University of Connecticut

Who is eligible to apply?

Young leaders from ASEAN countries who are current undergraduate or graduate students, or have recently graduated.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Applicants must be:

  1. Between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of application;
  2. A YSEALI member – if you are not a YSEALI member yet, click here to register and become a member;
  3. A Cambodian citizen;
  4. A full-time undergraduate student from college, university, or other institutions of higher learning; or have graduated in the past four years;
  5. Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English; and
  6. Eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa. (For information about the J-1 visa, please visit http://j1visa.state.gov/.)

What are the selection criteria?

  1. Applicants should:Demonstrate interest, knowledge, or professional experience in Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues, or Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development;
  2. Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university, place of work, and/or community;
  3. Demonstrate a commitment or interest in community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
  4. Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States and ASEAN as a region;
  5. Be willing to actively participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and study tour;
  6. Have a commitment to return to their home country to apply leadership skills and training to benefit their community, country, or the ASEAN region; and
  7. Preferably have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.

How do I apply?

If you are already a member of YSEALI and would like to apply for this Fellowship, please submit your applications including a completed application form and supporting documents no later than May 21, 2017. The supporting documents may include your degrees/certificates, transcript, and TOEFL score report. They should be combined in one PDF file, and be submitted by email to the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Attn: YSEALI Academic Fellowship – Fall 2017, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The application form can be downloaded here (DOCX: 177 KB)

Application Deadline: May 21, 2017.

More More detail: https://kh.usembassy.gov/yseali-academic-fellowships-fall-2017/

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional

What is it?

The American Council for International Education is looking for young professionals interested in coming to the US for a one month professional fellowship on Economic Empowerment.

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’, Professional Fellows Division. The program brings emerging leaders to the United States for intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise. These two initiatives and programs have come together on the new YSEALI PFP to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community.

Program Dates: October 10 – November 17 (Tentative)

Who is a YSEALI PFP economic empowerment fellow?

Fellows come from a variety of professional backgrounds including:

    The business world – Members who are active in developing corporate social responsibility or efforts to mentor under represented populations in business and other similar themes could be eligible.
    Social innovation and social entrepreneurship organizations
    Government offices – including local government, regional development agencies, national policy offices, and offices working to increase the presence of underrepresented citizens in the economy
    NGOs – including those increasing the role marginalized populations in the economy and workforce, building financial literacy and supporting other important efforts around economic empowerment
    Universities – incubators, accelerators, university-based centers or programs focusing on business development, financial literacy, tourism or economic development

The shared vision of YSEALI Professional Fellows in the economic empowerment cohort should be to expand economic opportunities for their communities, country and citizens. Successful applicants will be able to address how these ideals are present in their work and careers.

How will the program benefit me? Why should I apply?

Each finalist of the program will:

    Work in a full-time fellowship placement in a US worksite dealing with issues relating to his or her work at home. While there fellows will gain first-hand knowledge about US organizations and institutions and build networks and relationships with US counterparts.
    Participate in a fully-funded program with comprehensive on program support. Travel and living arrangements will be covered as well as emergency health insurance, and visa fees on program.
    Become part of two prestigious networks – YSEALI and PFP. Alumni will gain access to tremendous resources and an international network of like-minded professionals spanning the globe.


To participate you must be:

    25-35 years old at the time of the program;
    A citizen and current resident of either: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam;
    Speak fluent English to work fulltime in a US worksite;
    Interested in participating in a reciprocal program for Americans coming to your country.
    Have at least two years relevant work experience and be currently employed;
    Have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills.

How do I apply?

Please Visit: https://kh.usembassy.gov/young-southeast-asian-leaders-initiative-yseali

Application Deadline: April 7, 2017

Hubert Humphrey Fellowships in USA for International Students

Deadline: before 1 Oct (annual)

Brief description:

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries.

Host Institution(s):

Fellows are placed at one of the participating USA universities. Fellows are not able to choose which university they will attend. Rather, they are assigned in diverse groups of 7-15 to the most appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field.

Level/Field of study:

As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. The eligible program fields are:

• Agricultural and Rural Development
• Communications/Journalism
• Economic Development
• Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
• Finance and Banking
• Higher Education Administration
• HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
• Human Resource Management
• Law and Human Rights
• Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
• Public Health Policy and Management
•  Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
•  Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
•  Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
•  Technology Policy and Management
•  Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
•  Urban and Regional Planning

Number of Awards:

Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually.

Number of Awards:

Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually.

Target group:

Citizens of eligible countries in Sub-Saharan AfricaEurope and EurasiaMiddle East and North AfricaEast Asia and PacificSouth and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Fellowship provides for:

•  Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
•  Pre-academic English language training, if required;
•  A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
•  Accident and sickness coverage;
•  A book allowance;
•  A one-time computer subsidy;
• Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the program and domestic travel to required program events);
• A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.


The applicant must have:

•  An undergraduate (first university) degree,
•  A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
•  Limited or no prior experience in the United States,
•  Demonstrated leadership qualities,
•  A record of public service in the community, and
•  English language ability

Please contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commission in your country of residence to learn about possible specific program requirements (link found below).

Application instructions:

Application deadlines vary by country but falls around May to September each year. The nominating U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission will advise you of its internal deadline for receiving applications. Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by 1 October.

Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures.

It is important to read the FAQs and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: http://humphreyfellowship.org/




George Washington University Global Leaders Fellowship

Deadline: 5 Feb 2017 (annual)

Brief description:

The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master’s and doctoral) at the George Washington University who will return to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at the GW. The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries.

Host Institution(s):

George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Field of study:

Masters and Doctoral programs under the following schools offered at Foggy Bottom campus :

    • College of Professional Studies
    • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
    • Elliott School of International Affairs
    • Graduate School of Education and Human Development
    • School of Business (Executive Education program is not eligible)
    • School of Engineering and Applied Science

Number of Awards: 3

Target group:

Students from the following countries or regions:

    • China (PRC)
    • Cambodia
    • Eastern Europe
    • Laos
    • Latin America
    • The Caribbean
    • Mongolia
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • U.S.S.R. Successor States
    • Vietnam

Scholarship value/duration:

The award will cover up to 18 credit hours. The grantee is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses, and must provide certification of this support.

A Fellowship is renewable each year for a cumulative maximum of three years for Master’s candidates and up to five years for doctoral candidate.


Students holding or intending to apply for an F-1 visa  and who are from the following countries or regions: China (PRC), Cambodia, Eastern Europe, Laos, Latin America, The Caribbean, Mongolia, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S.S.R. Successor States, Vietnam, are eligible to apply.

This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country. Please note that permanent residents, resident aliens and U.S. Citizens are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must have an F-1 (J-1 visa for Fulbright applicants only), no exceptions.

Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified incoming GW full-time graduate degree program seeking students who have gained admission to the University and whose program is on the main Foggy Bottom Campus.

As part of the admissions process, applicants must have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the internet based exam, or an IELTS overall band score of 7.5 (with no individual band below 6.0).

Application instructions:

Students need to apply for admission separately through the online process. No Fellowship applicants will be considered who have not completed the admissions application, including payment of their application fee.

Applicants must apply via the online submissions portal by the deadline, 5 February 2017, 12:00 PM (NOON) EST. Instructions on how to apply through the portal can be found here.

For more detail can be found here.




2017 On-Demand TESOL Exchange Program

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the On-Demand TESOL Exchange Program, which will take place in Seattle, U.S.A., on March 16-26, 2017. One educator from Cambodia will be selected to participate in this program through a rigorous selection process. The U.S. Embassy will cover all costs, including transportation, lodging, and meals.

This 1-week exchange will offer leaders, policymakers, and innovators in the field of English language teaching the opportunity to attend the 2017 TESOL International Convention in Seattle, Washington. The program also includes 2-3 days of meetings with government representatives at local and state levels, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Be either an English language program administrator at a K-12, university, or non-governmental institution, a professional association leader, an English language program director, or a ministry official. Note: School Principals/Administrators or Senior Officals are eligible with strong written justification of demonstrated leadership in their communities.

  2. Have a minimum English language proficiency equivalent to a B1, or Independent User, as outlined in the CEFR of Languages. Please access the following link for detailed language proficiency descriptions: B1- C2 language proficiency as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages.

  3. Have not received any grant or award from the U.S. government to attend international conferences or programs in the last two years.

  4. Preference will be given to applicants without prior U.S. experience.

How to apply

  1. Fill in the application form (DOCX: 69 KB)
  2. Submit the application form to Mr. Ou Socheat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application deadline: January 31, 2017

For information, please contact:
Mr. Ou Socheat
Public Affairs Specialist
Phone: 023 728 248
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details about 2017 On-Demand TESOL Exchange Program

2017 Future Global Leaders Fellowship

Brief description:

Freshmen students are invited to apply to the 2017 Future Global Leaders Fellowship, an internationally competitive program granting first generation and low-income students entry into the Fortis Society – the world’s first private network for diverse leaders. This program has gathered students from leading universities worldwide including; Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Sciences Po, and Peking University.

Host Institution(s):

Future Leaders Foundation in USA

Level/Field of study:

Leadership Training and Fellowship

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Freshmen students who will be the first in their families to attend university and/or low-income students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

All programme costs are covered the by the Future Leaders Foundation.

(1) Mentorship from world renowned professionals;
(2) Three-week Intensive leadership training;
(3) Funding and support for an internship abroad;
(4) Customized career advice and tools;
(5) Access to an influential international network – the Fortis Society


Applicants must be:

(1) First-Year undergraduate students
(2) Be the first in their families to attend university and/or Low-Income students
(3) Have a track record of academic excellence and leadership
(4) Have limitless global ambition
(5) Have a strong desire to join the Fortis Society

Application instructions:

Applications are done online before 31 January 2017.

It is important to read the official website thoroughly and download the Honor Pledge, the Sample Application, and the Resume Template before you start the application.

For more detail : 2017 Future Global Leaders Fellowship

Full Tuition Scholarships

Pepperdine has partnered with two distinguished dispute resolution organizations for the 2017 - 2018 academic year to provide full-tuition scholarships for students in the LLM Program.

JAMS Scholarship

The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law is pleased to announce that JAMS is sponsoring a full-tuition scholarship for Pepperdine's LLM in Dispute Resolution program. JAMS is the largest for-profit provider of mediation and arbitration services in the United States, with offices in more than 25 cities and more than 300 retired judges and senior lawyers on its panel. JAMS has been focusing on international opportunities, including the opening of an office in London, and sees this scholarship as an expression of its support for future practitioners. 

Seegmiller Law Firm Scholarships

The Seegmiller Law Firm, headquartered in Newport Beach, serves those who need legal services in both California and Nevada. For the 2017 - 2018 year the Seegmiller Law Firm has offered to expand their scholarship from one to the following two programs:

Seegmiller Scholarship for Korean Nationals

This scholarship is available to applicants from Korea looking to earn an LLM from Straus Institute's LLM program options.

Seegmiller Scholarship for Europeans

This scholarship is available to applicants from Europe looking to earn an LLM from Straus Institute's LLM program options.

Application Instructions

Interested students should send a two-page letter explaining why they would like to be selected for the JAMS or Seegmiller Scholarship with their application. Each letter should be unique to the scholarship applied. Scholarship applications will be due on March 3, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. 

In addition to the full tuition scholarships, Pepperdine provides partial scholarships at the point of admissions.  Priority deadline for partial scholarships is February 15.

In preparation for the LLM program, International LLM students may want to participate in Pepperdine's U.S. Law and Legal Writing Seminar, offering a four-week Legal English intensive experience in July.

Visit Full Tuition Scholarships for more information

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) For Secondary School Educators (Teachers) – Summer 2017

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2016


The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Summer 2017 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators (Teachers).

SUSI for Secondary School Educators (Teacher) is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours with the purpose of providing secondary school teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institute is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions around the world.

This year, the Institute for Secondary School Educators focuses on classroom teachers. The Institute will take place over the course of five weeks beginning June 2017 which will include a four week academic residency component and a one week integrated study tour.


SUSI for Secondary School Educators (Teachers) will provide one multinational group of 20 experienced secondary school teachers with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present. The focus of the Institute will be on providing content and materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States. Please note that the main focus of the Institute for teachers is on content and materials about the United States rather than teaching methods and pedagogy. To this end, the Institute is organized around a central theme or themes in U.S. civilization. Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, program content will examine the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values, broadly defined. The program will also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society. The four week academic residency will be complemented by a one week study tour. Participants may be asked to share living quarters during the residency portion of the program. During the study tour (up to one week), participants may share a hotel room with a participant of the same gender. During the residency, housing will typically be in college or university owned housing. Most meals will be provided at campus facilities, though participants may have access to a kitchen to cook some meals on their own. Care will be taken to ensure that any special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, housing, and medical care are satisfied. The aim of the study tour is to showcase the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.


All participants are expected to participate fully in the program. Selected participants must attend all lectures and organized activities and complete assigned readings. Family members and/or friends cannot accompany participants on any part of the program. This is an intensive Institute, and there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program. The Institute is not a research program.


To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  1. Have no prior or limited experience in the United States.
  2. Have firm plans to enhance, update, or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component.
  3. Have special interest in the institute topic as demonstrated through past scholarships, accomplishments, and professional duties.
  4. Be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced secondary school teachers.
  5. Seek to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.
  6. Demonstrate English language fluency. Institutes are rigorous and demanding programs; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively participate in all seminar and panel discussions. English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute, both for the applicant and participants from other countries.
  7. Be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.


Please email a completed SUSI for Secondary School Educators Application Form to Cultural Affairs Assistant Norn Soreimeas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “SUSI for Secondary School Educators – Summer 2017” as the subject line. The application form can be downloaded here (DOCX: 296 KB).

Contact Information:
Norn Soreimeas
Cultural Affairs Assistant
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh
Tel: 023-728-048
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit US Embassy in Cambodia for more details.

$40,000 Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity

 This is PSU's top scholarship program offered through the Honors College. This scholarship is very selective and competitive. International students are encouraged to apply. 

Here are the requirements for the Honors College scholarship: 
    1. Currently attending final year of high school or recently graduated high school and have not yet started at university 
    2. Minimum 3.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (based on the transcript evaluation)
    3. Minimum ACT composite score of 28 or higher OR SAT Critical Reading + Math score (CR+M) of 1310 or higher
    4. Minimum TOEFL Score of 68 (Internet based) or equivalent
Honors College Scholarship Application Process: 
It is important to follow these instructions:

Student must also complete the application for undergraduate admission: 
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: All materials must be postmarked by January 15, 2017. 
Finalist will be asked to do a Skype interview for the final selection process. 
Here are the scholarship awards offered through Honors College: 
Presidential Award
$9,500 per year for four years
Plus a one-time Study Abroad Stipend up to $2,000
Total four-year package: $40,000

University Award
$4,500 per year for four years
Plus a one-time Study Abroad Stipend up to $2,000
Total four-year package: $20,000

Crimson and Gold Award
$1,000 per year for four years
Plus a one-time Study Abroad Stipend up to $2,000
Total four-year package: $6,000
Please refer to the website for complete details: 


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