U.S. Hispanic Leaders Program
Upcoming edition: from October 22 to 28, 2023
THE SELECTION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN!
The deadline for sending applications ends in June 11, 2023 at 11.55 pm (CEST).
The U.S. Hispanic population is growing in economic, political and social strength. This population group over 60 million strong is a young, diverse, enterprising community that is seeking a space of its own in the public sphere.
The U.S. Hispanic Leaders Program offers young Hispanic leaders in their respective fields, opportunities for learning and development through contact with the social, cultural, economic and political realities of Spain, a fundamental partner of the U.S. in its relations with Europe and Latin America.
Spain is a European country with strong ties to all the Americas. Enhancing U.S. Hispanics’ understanding of present-day Spain and increasing their contacts and exchanges with our country can be of special interest to U.S. Hispanics.
The fact of shared language, culture and history is a unique feature that facilitates this encounter, which is further enriched by a series of common affinities, values and interests from which Spain and the U.S. Hispanic community can mutually benefit.
The U.S. Hispanic Leaders program began in 1998 as an initiative of the Government of Spain with the goal of revealing the reality of Spain to young American Hispanics and creating a network of contacts among leading Hispanic professionals in the political, cultural, business and academic spheres and their Spanish counterparts, through an agenda in Spain dealing with the group’s specific interests. Since then, the program led to the identification of collaboration opportunities between our two countries, contributing to the empowerment of the U.S. Hispanic community and ultimately strengthening bilateral relations.
“It was an enriching experience that allowed me to delve into topics such as innovation and technology, the environment, culture and the history of Spain, as well as the importance of strengthening ties between both nations”.
“The program offered me the opportunity to learn from the inside about the initiatives that are being developed in Spain and understand how we can generate synergies and bonds from our professional areas to connect both countries and have a greater impact”.
“The program really exceeded all my expectations. The activities and presentations gave us the opportunity to learn, analyze and question different realities and points of view”.
“Visiting Spain and experiencing its rich culture, food, and government gave me a unique perspective on the country and its people, and undoubtedly left me with some insightful and memorable experiences”.