Deadline: March 2, 2018
Applications are now open for the 2018 Caux Scholars Program in Switzerland. The Caux Scholars Program is a peacebuidling academic institute that teaches young leaders to analyze conflict, conflict transformation and bring positive and peaceful change.
Each year, Inititatives of Change USA (IofC) USA selects 20 outstanding community leaders from all sectors and diverse backgrounds across the world. They are looking for committed students and young professionals to be part of an intensive four week program; participants who are willing to be challenged today in order to build peace tomorrow.
Through role playing, conference participation, teambuilding, classroom learning, and trustbuilding sessions, the Caux Scholars Program combines traditional education with practical application. It focuses on breaking down stereotypes, challenging worldviews, and equipping students with effective peacebuilding strategies. The Caux Scholars Program teaches students to analyze conflicts, to understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and provide practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflicts – conflict prevention, negotiation and transitional justice.
Twenty students from around the world are selected for this four-week course held in Caux, Switzerland, during the Initiatives of Change global summer conferences. The program includes approximately 40 hours of academic classes, seven hours per week of “Service for Leadership” practical work, a field trip to Geneva and participation in the Caux conferences.
Tuition and Scholarship
Tuition – $3,800 (includes accommodation, meals, and field trip to the UN in Geneva)
Financial aid is available for those applicants who can demonstrate need. Through fundraising efforts, CSP offers merit-based and need-based scholarships that are given to scholars who have made important community contributions and who demonstrate leadership skills and a clear commitment to furthering the mission and values of CSP and Initiatives of Change in their chosen professional field.
- Be between the ages of 21 and 35 (Exceptions have been made for outstanding candidates)
- Have a high level of academic achievement
- Demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to public or community service
- Exhibit interest in the ethical dimensions of world affairs
- Possess openness to a multi-cultural learning experience
Twenty scholars from around the world are selected for this four-week course held in Caux, Switzerland, during the Initiatives of Change global summer conferences.
For questions, contact us at [email protected].
Complete the online application.
For more information, visit Caux Scholars Program.