2017 YSEALI Summit Application

As part of this application, you must complete the form below, which requests that you upload:

*A goals statement discussing what you hope to gain from the YSEALI Summit experience

*A statement on ways in which you will share and apply your previous YSEALI experience to the Summit

*A description of how you will build a YSEALI YOUnified (click here for more information) activity (to be initiated in December 2017)

*Letter of recommendation from a supervisor, mentor, senior colleague, or community leader who can speak to your character, performance, and the extent to which you have shared learnings from previous YSEALI experiences

*A copy of the biographic page of your passport

The deadline to apply is 10:00 pm (PHT), 21 August 2017.


Application Deadline 10:00 PM (PHT), 19 August 2017
We anticipate that participants will be selected by 25 August 2017)

All required fields must be answered completely. 


Please note that once started, this application cannot be saved. Have all required documents (letters, resumes, written materials, etc.) ready and in PDF formats. No other format types are supported and any materials submitted in other formats will not be used and your application deemed incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants must be an alumni of a YSEALI Academic Fellowship, YSEALI Professional Fellowship, YSEALI Regional Workshop or YSEALI Seeds for the Future, who did not participate in the 2015 YSEALI Summit in Kuala Lumpur or 2016 YSEALI Summit in Luang Prabang.


1. Prepare electronic versions of the following items; you will upload them at the end of this application:

- Essay Questions: Please answer the three essay questions below.

Current CV (Limit 2 pages)

- Letter of Support: The support letter needs to explain how you have applied what you learned in your previous YSEALI activity in your university, employer, or community. Family members and personal friends may not provide letters of recommendation.

NOTE: The Letter of Support may be sent via email to yseali@culturalvistas.org

- PASSPORT: Accepted participants must have a passport valid through 1 May 2018 at the time of the Summit. A copy of the biographic page (page with picture, legal name, birth information) must be uploaded with the online application.

2. Complete this form

3. Upload the documents

Personal Information

This information below must match your passport or other government-issued ID.

Does your passport expire AFTER 1 May 2018? *

Contact Information

Biographical Information

Please rate your English language proficiency on a scale from 1-5, with 5 being able to deliver high level academic or professional presentations to native English-speaking audiences. *
Gender *
Do you have any dietary restrictions? *
Do you have any physical conditions or allergies about which we need to be aware to prepare for your participation in the Summit? *
In which YSEALI program did you participate?  *
Have you participated in any other YSEALI activities?

Current Contact Address

Home Address (if different from current address)

Educational Experience

Current or Most Recent Education Experience

Do you use English in your professional or academic settings? *

Current Employer

(including full-time or part-time employment, and/or paid internship)

Volunteer or community service experience

International Experience

Do you have any previous non-YSEALI-related experience working or studying in another country (besides your home country)? *
Please indicate the areas you have visited:
If you have traveled outside of your home country, indicate the purpose of travel:

Interest Areas

Please rank your interest in the following Summit topic areas (please choose three) *
Please rank your interest in the following topic areas (please choose three): *
Based on the interest area you selected above, please indicate a sub-theme in which you are interested. *

Emergency Contact Information

Give the name and contact information of a spouse, relative and/or close friend which Cultural Vistas can contact in case of an emergency in which we cannot reach you.


Supporting Documents

Please upload the following documents:

Program Terms and Conditions

If you have any questions about these program conditions or other program details, please contact Cultural Vistas at yseali@culturalvistas.org

Read and check each statement below to indicate agreement.

As a participant in the YSEALI Summit, I hereby agree to the following terms and conditions: *
Application Deadline 10:00 pm (PHT), 21 August 2017
If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please e-mail Cultural Vistas at yseali@culturalvistas.org