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Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes Benefits

Program Description

The Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes are academic programs hosted by a U.S. college or university. These programs focus on global issues, in addition to leadership and community service. American youth participate in these programs, but do not travel abroad.

During the exchanges, students and educators participate in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, leadership development, and focus on a specific theme, such as conflict resolution, social entrepreneurship, or environmental stewardship.

General Program Requirements

In order to be eligible for these programs, you must be a U.S. citizen and be between the ages of 16-18.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Please visit Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes information page to find information about eligibility and the application process.

Program Contact Information

For more information about the program, please visit the Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes information page.