Applications now open for ‘19 FYLPRO PH immersion program

Applications now open for ‘19 FYLPRO PH immersion program

/ 10:36 PM July 09, 2019

The 2018 FYLPRO delegation. AYALA FOUNDATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Applications for the 2019 FYLPRO Immersion program to be held on November 23-29 in the Philippines are now being accepted by the Philippine Embassy.

Launched in 2012, FYLPRO is a joint initiative of the Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the United States, the Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI), and the FYLPRO non-profit organization.


Each year, the program selects ten (10) outstanding young professionals within the Filipino communities across the United States to take part in a weeklong immersion program in the Philippines.

The ten delegates will have the chance to meet and interact with Philippine government officials and various leaders in the fields of business, arts and culture, and civil society. The delegates will likewise have the opportunity to connect with their Filipino heritage through community service, cultural tours, and other civic activities.


Young leaders between the ages 25 and 40 are encouraged to apply. They must be ready and capable to travel to the Philippines; demonstrate leadership skills within their school, community, workplaces, or other areas of involvement; and have the potential or have demonstrated involvement in the Filipino community, or in issues and/or activities that align with the interest of the Filipino American community in the Philippines.

“We consider the next generation of Filipino-American young leaders as partners in further advancing our country’s development, and in strengthening the dynamic relations between the Philippines and the United States,”

“The growing FYLPRO alumni network here in the United States composed of young professionals in the fields of business and marketing, public affairs, theater and the arts, multimedia and entertainment, and some even serving in the US government reinforces the bridge that connects our two countries,” said Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez.


The 2019 FYLPRO application requirements may be viewed at the FYLPRO website. Deadline for submitting applications is on 1 September 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.

The Embassy together with select FYLPRO alumni will organize an Info Session and networking mixer on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the Philippine Embassy Chancery Annex (1617 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. Washington DC 20036). Interested young professionals may RSVP here.

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