A core component of the Humphrey Fellowship Program is a six-week Professional Affiliation (PA) experience that allows Fellows to collaborate with U.S.-based organizations, share best practices and knowledge with U.S. professionals, and apply their classroom learning to real-world settings. Humphrey Fellows serve an essential role at U.S. organizations while forming connections and impact that last long beyond their Fellowship year.
The Humphrey Seminar is a required course where Humphrey Fellows develop their individual program goals and plan. It focuses on broad programmatic objectives, including an increased understanding of U.S. society and culture, professional networking, and leadership development.
Global Leadership Forum
The Global Leadership Forum provides an opportunity for all Humphrey Fellows to participate in activities that enhance their leadership and professional skills; develop their understanding of social, cultural, and political processes and institutions; foster cross-sector collaboration between the cohort; and leverage the resources and networks available to them in our nation’s capital.
The Humphrey Fellowship provides development opportunities to contribute to Humphrey Fellows’ professional growth and help them build partnerships that can take their work to the next level. Humphrey Fellows expand their perspectives on their work and global issues through immersive learning, collaboration, and networking. This includes participating in a tailored experience at a U.S. community college, engaging in thematic workshops that enhance Fellows’ skillsets, attending high-profile events with policymakers and scholars, and much more.
Humphrey Fellows are placed in cohorts at one of 13 Humphrey host universities based on the host university’s impact areas and the Fellows’ professional expertise. Humphrey Fellows partake in an educational experience where they learn from renowned faculty without the expectation of meeting specific degree or diploma requirements. This makes it possible for them to travel and network with American counterparts in their field of work, attend conferences, and engage in professional affiliation.