Apply to BFTF

International applicants, please contact the US Embassy/Consulate in your respective country to apply

BFTF Application Packet (for US citizens)

Important: The in-person on-campus exchange is contingent upon the safety and
feasibility of in-person programing and travel. A virtual program option may be
available if in-person programing is not possible due to the global health pandemic.

  • Application (online, PDF)
  • Resume or list of activities, projects, or experiences
  • Two essays (2-3 paragraphs each, single-spaced)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • ANY additional evidence that demonstrates your interest and willingness to participate in the Institute. Such evidence may include but not limited to diplomas, certificates, letters of support, articles in newspapers, letters from peers or superiors, etc.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Interest in diplomacy, international relations, and public policy
  • Maturity, open-mindedness, and independent thinking
  • Sustained high level of academic achievement
  • Demonstrated interest in volunteering and community work
  • Commitment to apply new knowledge and skills in his/her community
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Responsibility
  • Tolerance and willingness to collaborate with peers with different cultural backgrounds

Application deadline – March 10, 2024. All 16-18 years old U.S. citizens may apply.

Mail or send electronically the full package by March 10, 2024 to:
Dr. Anatoli Rapoport or Dr. Jeff Spanke

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Contact the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship
(765) 496-3029 or
Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education
100 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
Room 4176