Exchange Opportunities for Malaysians!

Applications are now being accepted for the following programs, funded by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State:

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program Fall 2020 applications

The themes, participating countries, and the links to the application pages are as follows:

Theme: Civic Engagement
Implementing Partner: University of Montana
Participating Countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam

Application deadline: March 31, 2020

Theme: Economic Empowerment
Implementing Partner: American Councils
Participating Countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Program Home Page: http://professionalfellows.americancouncils.org/

Application deadline: March 31, 2020

Theme: Governance and Society
Implementing Partner: American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)
Participating Countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Program home: https://www.acypl.org/what-we-do/professional-fellows/

Application deadline: March 31, 2020

Theme: Sustainable Development and the Environment
Implementing Partner: International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Participating Countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Program Home Page: https://icma.org/programs-and-projects/yseali-professional-fellows-program

Application deadline: February 1 – March 31, 2020


2020 YSEALI Regional Workshop – YSEALI Advocasea

The YSEALI Regional Workshop 2020 aimed at elevating the strategic communications and advocacy skills within the fields of anti-human trafficking, anti-wildlife trafficking, and environmental conservation will be held on June 22-26, 2020, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 80 participants, representing different NGOs and other entities from ASEAN and Timor-Leste, will be selected to gain a network of digital tools, skills, expertise, and resources. The workshop will serve as an incubation period for these participants to collaborate, communicate and innovate new solutions that focus on combining their collective efforts towards a communal impact.

The YSEALI Advocasea workshop aims to connect all impact partners around the ASEAN region working towards these three topics, giving them the digital technology they need to scale their impact and reach.

  • Human Trafficking
  • Wildlife Trafficking
  • Environmental conservation

Application deadline: March 21, 2020


FY2021-2022 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA)


Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Study (YES) Program

Come participate in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program! Experience 6-months of U.S. high school and living with American host family, on this life-changing exchange program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Application deadline: April 30, 2020