Filipino Young Leaders Program Immersion 2023 Applications Are Now Open


UPDATE April 14, 2023: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 21, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Pacific

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Leezel Tanglao


March 6, 2023

Filipino Young Leaders Program Immersion 2023 Applications Are Now Open

The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is pleased to announce the return of its signature immersion program this summer.

The annual immersion trip has been the signature piece of the partnership with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, the Ayala Foundation and FYLPRO since 2012. The program was deferred the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It returned in 2022 during Thanksgiving week.

This year, the immersion program is scheduled to take place the last week of August. 

The week-long program brings 15 young leaders from across different industries to the Philippines where they meet with business, community and civic leaders in an effort to bridge and strengthen ties between the United States and the Philippines.

“Every year is another opportunity to level up and leave a lasting impact,” said FYLPRO 2022 President Leezel Tanglao. “We’re looking forward to welcoming another cohort of Filipino leaders ready to grow and serve the community.”

The immersion program is scheduled to take place the week of August 27. 

Last year, the immersion program committee decided to raise the eligibility age limit to 45 to account for those who might have aged out during the last two years. Previously, the program age eligibility was 25 to 40.

It has been a life changing and transformative trip for many of the 99 alumni thus far. It has led to the creation of many businesses, collaborations and partnerships serving Filipino and Filipino American communities. 

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Applicants must complete the application form, pay a $20 processing fee, essay questions and obtain recommendation letters by April 14, 2023 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time deadline (April 21, 2023, 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time last day for recommendation letters to be submitted). 

About the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
FILIPINO YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM (FYLPRO) is a network of high performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the  Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries. 

We continually expand the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora.  By connecting them to the motherland, we foster collaborative multinational  relationships that create innovations and support the socio-economic  progress of the global Filipino community.

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About the Ayala Foundation, Inc.

As the social development arm of the Ayala group of companies, Ayala Foundation envisions communities where people are creative, productive, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. Ayala Foundation is committed to community development, working closely with communities in identifying compelling developmental needs and providing suitable solutions with measurable outcomes. It implements programs under the following themes: Education, Sustainable Livelihood, and Love of Country.  

About the Philippine Embassy in the United States

The Philippine Embassy’s mission is to promote and protect Philippine interests in the global community. Republic Act No. 7157, otherwise known as “Philippine Foreign Service Act of 1991”, gives mandate to the Department of Foreign Affairs to implement the three (3) pillars of the Philippine Foreign Policy, as follows:

  • Preservation and enhancement of national security
  • Promotion and attainment of economic security
  • Protection of the rights and promotion of the welfare and interest of Filipinos overseas.