Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994


As its in-country partner, USINDO facilitates exchanges for American and Indonesian political, policy, and community leaders to expand their network and to develop their skills.

YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

USINDO is honored to be one of the in-country partners of the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and the  U.S. State Department for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program. The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is the U.S. government’s flagship initiative to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. It provides best and brightest community leaders from Southeast Asia working in the fields of civic engagement, economic empowerment, governance, legislative process, environmental and natural resources management the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States for a professional development exchange program.

YSEALI takes into account emerging challenges facing the region and thus, the program focus on the following themes:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Governance and Society
  • Sustainable Development and the Environment

As an in-country partner organization for the Governance and Society component, USINDO will disseminate the program information to prospective individuals and institutions (national and local parliaments and governmental agencies, NGOs, INGOs, political parties, academics, media, civil societies, etc), as well as work closely with both ACYPL and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta in the selection process, visa application, and pre-departure briefing.

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program on Governance and Society will provide fellows with an in-depth and hands-on knowledge of the U.S.’ political processes, as well as strengthen their understanding of American governance, politics, and the legislative system.