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 in cooperation with the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and U.S. State Department announced the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program. The YSEALI program strengthens leadership development and networking in ASEAN, deepens engagement with young leaders on key regional and global challenges, and strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and young Southeast Asian leaders.

Responding to priorities from youth in the ASEAN region, YSEALI programs focus on four themes:

  • Economic Development & Entrepreneurship,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Education, and
  • Civic Engagement.

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) focused on legislative process and governance for young political and policy leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States. The program will provide the fellows with an in-depth, hands-on knowledge of the U.S.’ political processes, as well as strengthen their understanding of American governance, politics, and the legislative process.

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


Are you a Professional Fellows Program alumni?

For all alumni of the YSEALI-ACYPL-USINDO Professional Fellows Program, we invite you to join our Facebook group "USINDO Education and Exchange Alumni" where you can keep in touch and expand your network with fellow alumni from all USINDO exchange programs in the U.S. and Indonesia. To join the group, please click here or contact