We invite you to apply in order to be considered to participate in the winter 2017 Delegation! Selected beneficiaries will be hosted cost-free in Mexico by the USMF and its partners from December 5th- December 15th. Participants will become members of “USMF Binational Young Leaders Network,” the largest binational community of youth working together to promote a positive US- Mexico Collaboration.
1. DACA recipients, US Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) and US Citizens of Mexican origin. 2. For DACA recipients, DACA and work permit must be valid from July 15th through December 25 gth, 2017 or later.3. For DACA recipients and US LPRs, should have left Mexico at age of 11 or younger and have not returned since then4. For US citizens, should be first generation Mexican-American and should have never visited Mexico 5. Submit and complete this application including a video and a letter of recommendation from a Professor or employer.6. Currently enrolled or recently graduated from University or College.7. Between 21 and 30 years-old. 8. Commitment to participate in all activities included in the Program’s agenda. Including participation in the "Binational Young Leaders Network", which involves becoming an English mentor of a Mexican College student for a year. 9. Have not participated in previous Delegations to Mexico sponsored or co-sponsored by the USMF or any other organizations.10. Commitment to participate in the program’s final research project (when returning to the US), which includes writing an essay of your experience and learning during your stay in Mexico.11. Interest in promoting social development in your community of origin in Mexican thought binational collaboration. 12. Committed to attend program’s alumni reunions in the United States before and after travelling to Mexico.13. For DACA recipients: Capable to apply for the advance parole before the deadline established by the program. IMPORTANT: If selected to participate, The US-Mexico Foundation (USMF) will provide you with an acceptance letter which you would use to apply to the Advanced Parole. The USMF will provide basic guidance in order to help you get ready to apply for the Advance Parole, the application fee (required), and professional/ legal fees associated with applying for the Advanced Parole will be your participants responsibility.14. Non criminal record.
· Round trip airplane tickets from city of origin in the US to Mexico City· Fees associated with obtaining the legal documents required to travel such as passport and Advanced Parole in the case of DACA recipients.· Local transportation to and from the hotel in Mexico City from December 5th to 10th, where participants’ will be staying during the program.· Hotel, meals, local transportation and all other expenses associated with the days and activities NOT included in the Program’s agenda, which runs from December 5th to 15th.· All expenses associated with personal needs, souvenirs and any other type of personal shoppingThe USMF will absorb all expenses, such as hotel, meals, local transportation, attractions, conferences, and activities, incurred during the participants’ stay in Mexico City from December 5th (starting at 1:00pm local time) to December 10 (up to 11:00am local time). Additionally, the USMF will cover the expense associated with lunch and dinner on December 15th.In the case of participants from the states of Puebla, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Estado de Mexico and Michoacan, the States’ Government will absorb all expenses incurred during the participant’s stay in the Capital of their state of origin, from December 10th (starting at 11:00am) to December 15th (up to 1:00pm local time).
*Disclosure: All the information shared through this application will be treated with care and confidentiality.