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U.S.-Spain Council Now Taking Applications for Young Leaders Program

U.S.-Spain Council Now Taking Applications for Young Leaders Program

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The U.S.-Spain Council is now accepting applications for the Young Leaders Program. You can download and complete the Application and Program Information Document by clicking here. The application deadline has been extended to February 20, 2012. Travel dates for the Young Leaders Program are April 14-21, 2012

In its 11th year, the goal of this program is to increase understanding and knowledge of Spain, and the important bilateral relationship between the two countries. In conjunctions with Spanish counterparts, the Fundacion Consejo Espana - EEUU, offers this invaluable, career-enhancing opportunity to 10 young profressionals, of varied occupations, from the United States.

The present program will bring one group of 10 young American leaders to Spain and will have three main components:

*  A day-long set of general briefings and discussions with government officials, journalists, and academic representatives on Spanish politics, society and business in Madrid.

*  A two-day discussion focused on present day US-Spain themes and topics with the options of pricate breakaway meetings with professional counterparts.

*  A two-day tip tentatively scheduled for Santiago de Compostela that will include meetings with regional officials, business leaders, and other concerned parties.

Candidates must be between 30 and 45 years of age at the time of travel, citizens of the United States, and have an outstanding record of achievement in their profession.

The review process will be completed by February 29th 2012 at 6pm. Announcements will be made to the 10 selected applicants for the 2012 Young Leaders program by mail and via email. Thank you all for your interest in the program.