Young Hispanic Leaders Summer Program in Spain

Santander & Madrid, Spain, June 21 – 30, 2007
Description and Objective of the Program:
The annual Young Hispanic Leaders Program was founded in 1998 by the U.S.-Spain Council. The objective of this program is to allow future Hispanic leaders from the United States to familiarize themselves firsthand with Spain’s new political, economic, social and cultural environment.
The program will focus on: politics, economy, society and culture, and relations between Spain and the United States. Participants will meet with young Spanish leaders, have institutional visits and meetings and cultural visits. All activities will be carried out in Spanish. For this reason a good knowledge of Spanish is required and participants will at times make contributions to the program in Spanish.
The sponsors of the program will cover travel, lodging, food and medical insurance expenses.
Application Requirements:
• U.S. citizenship and Hispanic origin
• Ages 28-38
• Good knowledge of Spanish
• An acceptance of the conditions, schedule and program of events of the seminar
• Application Components (submit 2 copies of each): U.S. passport or driver?s license (must have validpassport to travel to Spain)
• Resume (in Spanish or English)
• Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must concern applicant’s professional activities (in Spanish or English)
• A personal essay of no more than 500 words, written in Spanish, on what it means to be Hispanic/Latino in the U.S.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted from March 1
to March 31.
For more information on the program, where to send the
requested components, and to download the application, please go to www.joveneslidereshispanos.com. If you have questions, please contact the Embassy of Spain directly at (202) 452-0100.

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