Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute
June 29-July 26, 2012, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Do you know a teenager (16-18) who is interested in meeting young people from Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia? Do they have an interest in learning more about transatlantic relationships, democracy, and civic engagement?

The Department of Communication at Wake Forest University (WFU) is offering 10 Scholarships for American students to attend the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute. These $3,500 scholarships include the following:

-Designation as Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (covers tuition, activities, meals, and lodging in WFU dorm, and partial travel funds to and from Winston-Salem, NC).
-Participation in all Institute events, including classes on: Citizenship, Comparative Constitutionalism, Documentary Film Production, New Media, Public Advocacy, taught by WFU faculty.
-Six-day educational trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, including a visit to the State Department and several sites including the Newseum in D.C. and the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
-Civic engagement activities, local community service projects, and workshops on public advocacy.

The U.S. Fellows will join about 50 Fellows from Europe and Eurasia at Wake Forest University, June 29-July 26, 2012. The international Fellows are from over 40 countries ranging from Armenia to Iceland, Denmark to Kosovo, Malta to Lithuania. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and 16-18 years old.

For more information and the application form, visit http://blogs.bftf.org/

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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