Immersion Program Application

Every year, FYLPRO works with the Philippine Embassy and the Consulates General in the United States to search for the most outstanding, next-generation Filipinos in the United States to participate in its distinguished Immersion Program in the Philippines.

2018 FYLPRO IMMERSION PROGRAM DATES:*this schedule is subject to change

  • July 5 – application open
  • SEPTEMBER 1 – NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE
  • September 17 – 2018 FYLPRO Delegate Announcement
  • November 18-23 – Philippine Immersion Program

Who Can Apply

  • Leaders no younger than 25 years old and no older than 40 years old by November 18, 2018, the first day of the 2018 Immersion Program
  • Ready and capable of traveling to the Philippines, arriving in Manila by Friday, November 16, 2018 and departing no earlier than Saturday, November 24, 2018. If selected, the program will shoulder airfare and accommodations.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills within their school, community, workplace or other areas of involvement
  • Have potential or demonstrated involvement in the Filipino community, or in issues and/or activities that align with the interest of the Filipino American community or the Philippines.

2018 FYLPRO Application Requirements

  • I. General application form
  • II. ResumeFor your resume, please cite involvement in your school, civic or community organizations. Provide information on the name of the organization, position in the organization, duties and significant accomplishments, and dates of membership. Highlight specific examples when you exhibited leadership skills and the ways in which you have been active with the Filipino-American community and advocating Philippine interests.  Feel free to add additional pages to your standard resume.
  • III. Two letters of recommendation
  • IV. Response to 3 key questions (500 words maximum per question):
    • What factors influenced your decision to apply to FYLPRO?
    • What do you think are the main challenges facing Philippines (enumerate no more than 3)? Why do these issues matter to you and what would you recommend to the Philippine government as solutions for these issues?
    • How do you plan to echo what you learned from FYLPRO to your peers and stakeholders? How do you intend to use your leadership skills to contribute to the advancement of the interests of Filipinos and to the development of the Philippines?
  • V. Legacy Project ProposalLegacy Projects are social impact projects and initiatives that FYLPRO Alumni develop and implement after the Immersion Program in Manila. Legacy projects can be a non-profit, social enterprise, or a one-time campaign or initiative that advocate for and help advance the position of the Filipino community.

2018 FYLPRO Immersion Program

Please fill out this form to be included in the roster of applicants for this year’s program and to receive special announcements for this year’s program.

CHECKLIST

I am a U.S. Citizen
I meet the age requirement. My birthday is on:
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I am willing and able to travel to the Philippines and possess a valid U.S. passport.
Resume (include certificates and other supporting documents)
Two (2) letters of recommendation with signatures.
Completed Application Form
An official/professional head shot (High resolution, jpeg format)

CERTIFICATION/RELEASE

I hereby certify that all information contained herein and any supporting documentation is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I further authorize the release of any and all information contained herein and the supporting documents for the purpose of promoting FYLPRO's 2018 Immersion Program and do hereby release the Filipino Young Leaders Program, its officers, directors, members, agents, volunteers and affiliates, including the Ayala Foundation Inc., the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. and all the US Philippine consulates, from any and all claims relating to the release thereof.

APPLICATION













Please upload the following documents in a PDF format, with the exception of your photo (must be saved as a jpeg)

Official head shot/photo
Resume (must include complete educational background, employment history, accolades, and organization affiliations, including dates)
Two (2) letters of Recommendation (save as one document)
Supporting Documents

REFERENCES (2)

Must not be related to applicant.









EMERGENCY CONTACT




ESSAY

  • 1. What factors influenced your decision to apply to FYLPRO?
  • 2. What do you thinkare the main challenges facing Philippines (enumerate no more than 3)? Why do these issues matter to you and what would you recommend to the Philippine government as solutions for these issues?
  • 3. How do you plan to echo what you learned from FYLPRO to your peers and stakeholders? How do you intend to use your leadership skills to contribute to the advancement of the interests of Filipinos and to the development of the Philippines?
  • 4. LEGACY PROJECT. Legacy Projects are social impact projects focused on the Philippines and Filipino communities abroad that are either social enterprises, philanthropic causes or civic engagement activities. What would be your Legacy Project? Outline the objectives, impact, requirements and proposed schedule for your project. See fylpro.org/legacy-projects for examples.
  • 5. If selected, how do you plan to contribute to FYLPRO as a nonprofit organization after the Immersion Program?