The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship (BFTF) is an intensive short-term exchange program, created to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and awareness of shared values. The four-week program will enable students, ages 16-18, to explore U.S. foreign policy priorities such as youth engagement, support for democracy and civil society, and economic prosperity. The program will consist of a series of lectures, seminar discussions and presentations, and a broad assortment of practical, faculty- and mentor-led workshops. The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by community service activities, site visits, social and cultural activities, and homestays with American families to deepen participants’ experience of U.S. society during their exchange.
Each January, U.S. Embassy puts out a call for applications to select a primary and alternate candidate for Luxembourg’s spot at the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute. Look out at the News below or follow our social media pages for the latest information on applications and deadlines.