Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute


Application Deadline: 6 P.M., Monday, February 8, 2010

The Embassy of the United States in Tashkent is pleased to announce the open competition for the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute.

Students are invited to apply for the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute in the United States. The Institute will bring together approximately 45 students, ages 16-18. The Institute will host 35 students from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – seven students from each of these five countries – who will be joined at the Institute by 10 competitively-selected Americans. Activities will include discussions of global issues of common interest, leadership and media training, collaborative project development, community service, educational travel, and plans for follow-on activities. The Institute will be three-to-four-weeks in duration between late June and late August.

The program will be intensive, academic, and highly interactive. The program sponsors seek energetic applicants who are ready to develop their skills in order to be effective leaders in their schools and communities.

Students who may apply are those who:

  • were born on or after July 1, 1992 and before April 1, 1994
  • are currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade in high school or 1st or 2nd year in college/lyceum
  • are proficient in the English language
  • demonstrate strong leadership potential and interest in international relations or diplomacy
  • have permission from parents to participate in the entire program
  • are citizens of Uzbekistan and eligible to receive an Uzbek passport

Applicants must:

- Complete the application form and submit it, in hard-copy, together with a photocopy of your passport or birth certificate to:

US Embassy, 3 Moyqorghon Street, 5th Block Yunusobod district, Tashkent 100093 Uzbekistan

Application Form


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