Indonesia-US Youth Leadership Program

I-US-YLP Summer 2016


To view the Indonesian version of the website, click here.

The goal of the I-US-YLP is to promote civic engagement and participation among Indonesian and U.S. youth through cross-cultural exchanges and learning while increasing mutual understanding between the two countries. The program is designed to: (1) Improve youth citizens’ understanding of democracy, civic rights and responsibilities and increase their commitment to civic participation, community service and leadership; (2) Strengthen the capacity of youth by providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to become active and engaged citizens in their communities; and (3) Increase dialogue and facilitate meaningful and substantial interactions between Indonesian and U.S. participants in order to contribute to mutual understanding.

As part of this program, 9 U.S. students and educators will travel to Indonesia for 3 and 1/2 weeks and spend some time at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus (near Washington D.C.) before and after their time in Indonesia. Additionally, 19 Indonesian students and educators will travel to the United States for 3 1/2 weeks, with some time in Bali before their trip overseas. For U.S. participants, the program will begin on June 19 and end on July 20 and for Indonesian participants, the program will begin on July 12 and end on August 12. 

This program is no longer running in its current form. For information on a similar program that will run in the Summer of 2017, follow this link.

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This program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.