International Opportunity for Young Professionals

Announcing a wonderful opportunity to attend a International fellowship & education experience with bright minds from all across the Americas!

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) is looking for Canadian applicants for the first time this year! The YLAI program brings together entrepreneurs from all across the Americas to learn, connect and strengthen their skills to help improve their businesses and their communities.

Free travel, accommodations & meals throughout the 6 week long program.

Eligible participants must be between 25 – 35 years old at the start of the program & have at least 2 year business experience at the time of application.

DATES: June 7th – July 17, 2020

DEADLINE to APPLY: September 18, 2019 at 11am EDT

The program includes (copied directly from their website):

  • Four-week Fellowship: In cities across the United States, YLAI Professional Fellows gain valuable professional development skills and experience at U.S. entrepreneurial organizations from each Fellow’s business sector. Fellows will collaborate with their fellowship host on their Entrepreneurial Leadership Action Plan (E-LAP), which the Fellows will implement upon return to their home countries.
  • YLAI Entrepreneurial Leadership Curriculum: The YLAI Professional Fellows Program includes online and in-person coursework, developed by IREX and Arizona State University (ASU), that combines technical entrepreneurship training and leadership development. Using the E-LAP, Fellows will sent and achieve their entrepreneurial leadership goals.
  • U.S. Orientation and YLAI Closing Forum in the United States: YLAI Fellows participate in the U.S. Orientation in Tempe, Arizona and YLAI Closing Forum in Washington, D.C., as well as networking events with business and social entrepreneurial leaders, and U.S. government representatives.
  • Post-Fellowship Sustained Engagement: After successful completion of the U.S. Fellowship and YLAI Entrepreneurship Institute, YLAI Professional Fellows continue their collaboration with U.S. partners and have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, mentorships, networking, and alumni activities. YLAI Fellows will have the chance to welcome a Fellowship host to their country through the Outbound Program, sharing their expertise on the entrepreneurship climate in their country.

To learn more about eligibility and how to apply go to