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Global Programs

2024 Immersion Youth Program (Worldwide)
Applications opening TBD!

Dates: TBD

*Dates are approximate and subject to change based on flight availabilities.

We are thrilled to introduce our unique and innovative leadership program, designed specifically to develop bold and empathetic leaders aged 15-18 from around the world (excluding those from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the United States*).

With more than 10 virtual sessions and a trip to our FFI Center in Annalong, Northern Ireland, this program promises to be a transformative experience. And the best part? We are waiving 100% of the program fees for all accepted applicants. Please note that there are only 8 slots available, so apply soon!

Our program will focus on conflict transformation, both personal and community-based, along with public speaking, communication, and identity development. It is one of the most challenging youth leadership programs out there, and we emphasize resilience, empathy, and action. Participants will acquire practical skills and the confidence to become their best selves and help their communities thrive.

Click here for a sample program schedule! Please note that these are NOT necessarily the set dates of the full program.

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Program Details

FFI programs incorporate our RECIPE and are adapted to fit the interests of the individuals within each and every group.

There are a variety of qualities we are looking for in applicants and we encourage all to apply. Please note, each applicant will complete a personal virtual interview with an FFI staff member as a way to develop this essential skill. 

Applicants MUST have a valid passport upon submission. 

100% of the program fees will be waived for all accepted applicants. Only 8 slots are available, and applicants from countries around the world (excluding Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the United States) are encouraged to apply!

The program will be around six months in length and will be split into three phases:

Team Building - This phase will include virtual sessions that are 2 hours in length and one to two times a week.

Skill Building - This phase is the Immersion Trip at the FFI Center at Annalong.

Community Building - This phase will include virtual sessions that are once a week and a social action project that addresses a need in their communities.

For more detailed information about our phases, visit our Immersion Programs page.​

*All travel and in-person programming is subject to COVID restrictions and guidelines

Are you from the United States, Northern Ireland, or the Republic of Ireland and looking to apply for an FFI Immersion Program? Click the button below to learn about opportunities open to you!

How to Apply


Applications are closed!

  1. Apply! Fill out the FFI Program Application form.

  2. Schedule Your Interview! All applicants will be contacted by FFI to set-up a video meeting to discuss their application and interest in FFI's program.

  3. Receive Your Acceptance Packet! Space is limited in each round of programs. If you are not accepted, you are welcome to apply to future FFI Programs!


Questions about the application process? Contact Alex,, or call 603.397.5301.

Provide a Scholarship

In order for FFI to make these programs 100% tuition-free for accepted applicants, we rely upon individuals, companies, and foundations to donate towards scholarships. If you would like to do so, please click the button below for an online gift or mail a check to our Headquarters at 1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824. Please be sure to include a note directing your funds.

One full scholarship equals $3,000, but gifts of all sizes make an impact on the lives of the youth participants.

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