For Prospective International Fellows
Multi Nation, Single Region, and Common Interest programs offer a unique opportunity for emerging leaders aged 32-45 with a record of achievement and high potential for further advancements to broaden their horizons through the exchange of perspectives with U.S. leaders.
International Eisenhower Fellowships are awarded for a specific seven-week period and cannot be postponed. Once selected, international Fellows work in conjunction with experienced Program Officers to develop individually tailored programs that take them to 6 – 8 cities around the U.S. for anywhere from 50 - 60 meetings, site visits, and other activities. In addition, the Fellows participate as a group in opening and closing seminars in Philadelphia and a mid-program retreat at the Grand Canyon. These activities provide a unique opportunity for the exchange of ideas among Fellows and are critical in developing a sense of camaraderie, trust, and group identity.
Candidates are identified by in-country Nominating Committees composed of Alumni Eisenhower Fellows and other eminent citizens. A Philadelphia-based committee makes final selections. Depending on the program, spouses who are conversant in English may be invited to accompany Fellows and participate. However, children are not permitted to accompany the Fellow.
APPLYING FOR AN INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP
Applications for international programs are made directly to the Nominating Committee in each participating country. Applications are not accepted in Philadelphia.
The primary selection criterion for international programs is demonstrated excellence. We strive to empower emerging leaders in fields important to the development of their countries and who would benefit significantly from a seven-week professional and leadership development program in the U.S. Fellows are selected based on the following criteria:
- Five to ten years of exemplary leadership (age range of 32-45)
- Demonstrated impact in the individual's professional field
- Active leadership in broader professional/community activities
- Integrity, energy, and motivation to make a difference
- Breadth of perspective and enthusiasm for continued learning
- Likelihood of contributing to the home region and to the larger Eisenhower network, based on prior networking record
- Demonstrated potential for advanced leadership and societal impact
- Value of Fellowship to significantly enhance leadership abilities
- Note: International Fellows must be fluent in English
To see a sample of an international fellowship application, click here. If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, please contact the nominating committee in your country for current application materials. To request contact information for the Nominating Committee in your country, e-mail email@example.com.
GLIMPSE OF AN INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP
To see a sample of an international Fellow program in the United States, please visit the links below.
Barrister at Law
Wellington, New Zealand
2012 Fellow from New Zealand
Click here to read Greg's program summary.
Chairman, CX Technology
Taipei, China (Taiwan)
2011 Fellow from China (Taiwan)
Click here to see a segment of a program itinerary.
Click here to read Albert's program summary.