Atlas Corps Fellow From From NigeriaAtlas Corps fellowship can be a landmark experience that enriches both your personal and professional trajectory in an unparalleled way. Not only Atlas Corps fellowships provide the opportunity to further your research interests, but also open you up to the invaluable experience of getting to know other places and cultures.

There is a wide range of international fellowships for you to choose from, but am strongly recommending that you look into Atlas Corps. If you are sitting on the fence as to whether or not you should apply for these prestigious fellowship, it’s worth considering that the decision to do so can be genuinely life-changing. It was for me.

Here are four of the top skills you will gain from the Atlas Corps fellowship.

1. ADD INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE TO YOUR RESUME

Yes, Atlas Corps fellowship stand out on your CV. Right off the bat, prospective employers will be impressed that you were selected from a large group of fellowship applicants to further your knowledge in your field. They will also be aware that you are more than likely adaptable to new environments and are able to effectively communicate with a range of different people.

2. GAIN A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER CULTURES

In today’s increasingly globalized world, it is crucial that you gain a broad understanding of those whom you share this planet with. By doing a fellowship with Atlas Corps, the experiences you have both in and outside will bring you face to face with different ways of thinking. You will gain new insight into the perspectives of others, allowing you to find both surprising similarities and fascinating differences. Deepening your empathy towards people who are different from you is vital to fostering peaceful societies.

3. BE AN AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR COUNTRY

Sometimes it takes leaving your home country to fully understand what is so magical about it. Having some distance provides you with a unique perspective that you may not have gained when looking at the picture from too close-up. When you see the wonder of your home with new eyes, you will want to share it with others.

4. GROW LIFELONG INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS

One of the best aspects of doing a fellowship with Atlas Corps is that you will forge friendships that may last for the rest of your life. These may be with mentors, or with other fellows whom you meet along the way. Some of these connections will survive distances and time, knitting you firmly into a global community.

Doing a fellowship with Atlas Corps is an experience unparalleled to any other. While the application process may seem daunting at first, it is worth wading systematically through the steps that will get you there.

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Today is the birthday of Atlas Corps President Scott Beale! And he’s doing the equivalent of buying him a drink by donating to Atlas Corps? He’s 43 years today and he’s celebrating a run of 43 km triathlon in Mexico. Perhaps a $43 donation makes sense? 

AtlasCorps is now 13 years old, they have supported over 700 leaders from 94 different countries. The theme for 2019 is “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion” hope to use this year to shine a bright light on how diverse teams create better outcomes, on how the social sector needs to pursue greater diversity to more productively achieve their important missions, and on how far too often individuals with diverse backgrounds are not included in the leadership roles that are shaping the world.

I believe in this mission, that is why am here today as a fellow and supporting this mission. If you believe in Atlas Corps, or if you know a friend and you’re up for celebrating his birthday, please consider making a $43 or $13 (for 13 years of Atlas Corps) donation to support this cause. Thank you!