How to Apply
Complete the online application form, and submit a 300- to 500-word essay or a 1- to 2-minute video on the topic below. We recommend that you draft your essay as a separate document, then paste it into the application when you’re ready. You won’t be able to save your application and return to it once you’ve begun the process. Please note that CIEE will accept only one entry per participant.
The goal of CIEE Work & Travel USA is to increase mutual understanding between Americans and citizens of other countries. At the CIEE Civic Leadership Summit, you will join young leaders from around the world to learn about leadership, social entrepreneurship, and cultural understanding. In a 300-500 word essay or a 1-2 minute video, please address the following:
- Share a story about a person or an experience that inspired you to take action.
- Looking forward to your time in the United States, how do you think this exchange program will impact your life and how will it help you to make a difference in your community when you return home?
Applicants must be participants of the summer 2017 CIEE Work & Travel USA program. CIEE cannot accept applications from anyone who has attended the Civic Leadership Summit in previous years.
CIEE will award fellowships to 60 participants to attend the CIEE Civic Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., July 31 - August 3. Fellowship grants include the cost of travel to and from Washington, D.C., accommodations, meals, and activities during the Summit.
Applications are due May 15. Fellows will be announced on June 2.