Applications Open for 2019 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program!

Applications are open for 2019 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program in Thailand.

Secondary school students from Thailand are invited to apply for participation in the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) which will take place in April 2019. The program will host 50 to 60 participants from countries in Southeast Asia that are members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). There will be 5 students selected to represent Thailand.

The program will employ a highly interactive approach both in workshops and in a range of public and community settings.  Through engagement with U.S. high schools, community organizations, youth groups, and community leaders, student and adult mentor participants will evaluate challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. and ASEAN in the 21st century.


If applicants are selected for the program, the United States Government, in conjunction with its private partners, will pay for domestic transportation, international transportation to and from the United States, orientations, program fees and administration, site visits and seminars, lodging and most meals, some cultural activities, educational materials, accident and sickness coverage, and a modest amount of pocket money. Participants will stay with volunteer host families.

Eligibility Criteria

Student applicants must:

  • Be a Thai citizen currently residing in Thailand (applicants with dual U.S. citizenship will not be considered);
  • Be born from April 5, 2002 to April 5, 2004;
  • Be a high school student in Thailand and will have a high school graduation year of 2019 or later;
  • Have proficiency in English;
  • Have permission from both parents/guardian(s) and school to participate in the entire program.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application packages via given website.

Deadline: 23 November 2018

For more information, please visit Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program.