2016 fully funded YouthActionNet Laureate Global changemakers summit, Costa Rica

youth action netSponsored by Laureate International Universities, the Laureate Global Fellowship will recognize 20 deservin young leaders who have taken positive steps to effect changes in their communities and beyond.


Applicants must be:
  • 18 – 29 years old as of October 1, 2016
  • Founders or co-founders of existing ventures or oranizations with at least one year of impact*
  • Fluent in English. Note that applications must be completed in English.


  • *Please note: Applicants must be founder or co-founder of a venture that has not previously participated in the Laureate Global Fellowship


  • Application opens on February 8, 2016
  • Applications must be submitted by March 13, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT
  • All applicants will be notified of their status by June 13, 2016
  • The leadership training and public events will be organized in Costa Rica, October 5-15 2016

How to apply

Please apply tusing the YouthActionNet’s 2016 Laureate Global Fellowship Online Application

There is an offline application process for applicants who may prefer this.Thus,there is a Microsoft Word version of the application for those who require it due to limited bandwith. Click here to access the Word application.

In order to provide our applicants with the opportunity to clearly and thoroughly explain their ventures and personal journey, the application consists of seven sections. Each must be completed in order for an application to be reviewed. There is one additional section which is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Part 1: Basic Information. You will provide basic information about you, including contact information.
  • Part 2: Video Submission. Using guidelines provided in this application, you will create an original video and post it online. Your video will be the first opportunity we have to see your passion, knowledge, and unique perspective. We hope you will be specific and succinct in explaining your personal relationship to your work (why you do what you do), the steps you have made towards change (what your venture does), and what a successful future looks like for your venture.
  • Part 3: Your Venture. You will describe key elements of your social venture, including core activities, beneficiaries, impact, and achievements.
  • Part 4: Your Business Model. Use this avenue to discuss your venture/organization’s funding model, revenue generation strategies, and partnerships.
  • Part 5: Tell Us About You. Share your background, unique thoughts about yourself, leadership style, and what you hope to learn if selected.
  • Part 6: Additional Information. Questions in this section are used primarily for statistics and program learning; they do not affect your eligibility for the fellowship.
  • Part 7: References. Please submit  the contact information for two references who can discuss your eligibility for the fellowship.
  • Part 8: Supporting Documents. You will have the opportunity to submit up to three additional documents that may provide judges with a better understanding of your venture. This section is optional but highly encouraged.


travel, meals and accommodation expenses will be taken care of by the International Youth Foundation.


-Immersive leadership training and retreat in san jose, Costa Rica.

-Yearlong fellowship experience as well as coaching and mentoring opportunities

-Exposure to a network of 1350 global changemakers

-A lifetime of alumni support.

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