Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes

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The Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes are intensive academic institutes hosted by a U.S. college or university. These programs are academic in nature, and focus on global issues, in addition to leadership and community service.

During the exchanges, students and educators participate in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, leadership development, and focus on a specific theme, such as conflict resolution, social entrepreneurship, or environmental stewardship.

Program Length

3-4 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

Participants must be:

  • Between ages 16-18, and;
  • All European countries are eligible to participate.

Not open to public applications. Candidates are invited or nominated to participate.

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