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As of this moment, the Cultural Leadership Fellowship does not have an immigration attorney to serve as a legal representative for each fellow. However, each accepted fellow will get support from the team to submit their Advance Parole application.
This program falls under the education category. We will provide all evidence required for the Advance Parole application for all accepted fellows. This will include, but is not limited to, an acceptance letter, program itinerary, website, and more.
You can have multiple advance parole applications filed. However, if they have overlapping travel dates, your application are likely to be denied.
Everyone in this program will apply to a single entry Advance Parole.
Scholar Fund will purchase travel insurance on behalf of all participants as a part of program fees. We will be able to refund up to 75% of program costs for Advance Parole delays, denials, or federal changes to DACA (this does not include the non-refundable deposit). Refund requests that do not meet the aforementioned criteria will not be accepted.
In order to travel to another country outside of the program, you will need to put those countries in your Advance Parole application for your ethnographic project. There is a chance you may need to present extra evidence to ensure that USCIS accepts your application with the additional countries.
The ethnography section of the trip will occur immediately after the week long trip to the selected countries for 2-3 weeks depending on the fellow. Ethnography project cannot happen before.
3 months total is the typical Advance Parole approved time for this program.
We are unable to help you apply for visas as the requirements are different for individual countries based on country of citizenship. We encourage you to contact your consulate, as well as the country's consulate, for specific questions and eligibility requirements.
Everyone will travel on the same day to their designated program and will arrive around the same time. Fellows traveling from the same state will be encouraged to travel together. You will need to travel to the hotel on your own. All of these details will be coordinated with the program staff and fellows prior to traveling.
You can apply to all of the programs, but will be selected for only one of them.
Fully vaccinated means the first two COVID-19 vaccines, and you are required to show proof upon applying, so you need to be fully vaccinated for the application. The most-up-to date booster is required before travel, but not for the application, regardless of CDC guidelines.
No, there isn’t a requirement of language fluency for any of the programs.
Yes, but everyone is encouraged to apply to the international program regardless if they are native or not to those countries.
No, this would not be an issue. You can still apply even if you are renewing your DACA.
Yes, your passport is needed by the September 1, 2023, but not needed by the application due date.
Virtual classes should be less than 3 hours, we will be in touch with the fellows regarding times.
Right now we are only planning for 2024, but we hope to plan new cohorts in the near future.
Brazil: 14 fellows
Japan: 12 fellows
Portugal: 14 fellows
South Africa: 14 fellows
We could accept a few more per program depending on capacity.
Unfortunately, this program can only accommodate accepted applicants. However, we encourage your family and friends to join you during the ethnography portion of the trip.