Apply to the 2020 Young Leaders Program

January 23, 2020

The French-American Foundation is accepting applications between January 15 and March 20 for the 2020 Young Leaders program in France.

The 2020 seminar in France will begin in the evening on Tuesday, October 13 and end in the evening on Saturday, October 17. American Young Leaders should plan to arrive in New York on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) for an afternoon activity, fly to Paris the evening of October 12, and travel home on Sunday, October 18. Young Leaders are expected to attend the entirety of the seminar and ensure that the dates of October 12-18 are clear on their calendars.

Created in 1981, the Foundation’s Young Leaders program brings together a vibrant group of French and American professionals, aged 30 to 40, from a diverse array of sectors who are dedicated to forging bonds in a globalized world and using their influence for the common good.

In this two-year program, alternating each year between France and the United States, a group of 40 Young Leaders spends five days together discussing issues of common concern, meeting with local and global specialists, and getting to know one another. The Foundation covers Young Leaders’ travel and lodging expenses for both meetings.

After two years as Young Leaders, participants join an active community of lifelong alumni. Alumni attend and organize events, use the network to advance common causes, and are encouraged to contribute to the program’s future success.

Learn more about the 2019 program in Chicago.

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