U.S. Embassy announces Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship for Youths

The U.S. Embassy would like to invite Maltese youths between the ages of 16 and 18 to apply for the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship.  The Fellowship workshops will be held in the United States in the summer of 2016.

The program honors American statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin, whose life and career strengthened transatlantic cooperation.  The purpose of the initiative is to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans, to promote freedom globally and advance shared values.  About 45 Europeans and 10 Americans will participate in an intensive, three to four-week exchange focused on common challenges that youth on both sides of the Atlantic face in the 21st century.  The U.S. Embassy will fully fund one Maltese participant.

Please contact us at usembmalta@state.gov for more information.  The deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016.