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The USA Eisenhower Fellowship is a professional and leadership development program that awards 10 mid-career U.S. leaders a four-to five- week fellowship to  visit one or two countries in the EF network. Unique to EF is that all Fellows pursue an individually-designed program in their field of interest. The fellowship includes meetings with experts and leaders in the Fellow’s field, cultural visits and local hospitality. In collaboration with program staff and global Fellows, USA Fellows select the most professionally relevant and rewarding destinations. Every USA Fellowship includes a three-day opening seminar held, in Philadelphia, in conjunction with one of EF’s global programs, as well as a closing seminar when they receive their Eisenhower pin. These interactive experiences allow USA Fellows to immediately collaborate and connect with EF's global network, across the U.S. and the world. On fellowship, USA Fellows travel independently and on schedules arranged with country partners between January and December of their fellowship year.
USA Fellows hail from all professional fields, and represent the private, public and nonprofit sectors. They are recruited on a national basis, with EF’s Leadership Steering Committees helping nominate and interview candidates in six regional hubs: New England (Boston), MA; Research Triangle (Raleigh), NC; St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; and San Francisco, CA. EF expects to open two additional hubs, Los Angeles and Miami, in late 2017.
                                                                            Meet our 2017 USA Fellows


After Fellows are selected, each person is assigned an EF program officer who work closely with them to plan and implement each fellowship. Program officers are accomplished professionals with extensive experience in a variety of fields, including international program management and development. Fellows also work with a local country partner who will help design the program, as well as organize logistical and travel arrangements.


Fellows begin to work with their program officer approximately three months before the fellowship begins. Fellows need to be full and equal partners in the planning of their program. The content, depth and ultimate outcomes of the fellowship program directly reflect the amount of planning and preparation Fellows invest in collaboration with their program officer prior to your travel. The program officer and country partner will depend upon Fellows to explain clearly their background, subject area expertise and fellowship project. 


For more information on the policies and structure of the USA Fellowship, please take a look at the 2017 USA Fellowship Manual