Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program
International professionals gain practical experience in U.S. government and business.
The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program (YSEALI PFP) is a two-way U.S. Department of State exchange program designed to strengthen people-to-people ties between young leaders from Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam, and the United States. Through intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise and enhance their leadership capabilities, YSEALI PFP provides emerging Southeast Asian leaders with the opportunity to gain first-hand experiences in, and exposure to, U.S. public and private sector offices working on a variety of issues related to civic engagement, economic empowerment, governance and society, and sustainable development and the environment. Follow-on reciprocal exchanges provide select American professionals with the opportunity to visit Southeast Asia to further enhance mutual exchange, support, and knowledge sharing with YSEALI PFP alumni in their home communities.
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam