Great Lakes Consortium for International Training & Development (GLC), a program of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership, is looking for U.S. professionals in community organizing and advocacy to host 2 European Fellows for four-weeks at their organization. Approximate dates for hosting are May 5th through June 1st 2023.

The program theme is “Empowering Citizen-Led Democracy”. The Spring 2023 European Fellows are from Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia and include mid-career professionals who focus on gender equity and women’s issues, youth empowerment, minority and rural education, healthcare access, immigrant and refugee rights, and LGBTQ+ youth organizing.

Those selected to be U.S. Mentors will have the opportunity for an expenses-paid reciprocal trip to Central and Eastern Europe. They will also gain access to the GLC international alumni network of more than 130 U.S. Mentor and 300 European Fellow alumni.

U.S. Mentors are expected to find and coordinate U.S. host families for their European fellows. Stipends for food and transportation will be provided to European Fellows. 

The GLC Professional Fellows Program is supported and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.

Please reach out to GLC Program Staff Brittany Ford at with any questions or concerns.

Apply before November 15th 2022.