Leadership Academy

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, BAFF regrets that both BAFF 2020 Leadership Academy programs in the U.S. have been CANCELLED.

Please view the official message from BAFF Directors here.

Leadership Academy

  • Gain experience in entrepreneurial skills and shape your career
  • Improve your English skills
  • Make new friends
  • Learn to spot and capture opportunities with vision, resilience, and resourcefulness – qualities that are important for both your education and your career
  • Have a chance to work on a team to develop and pitch your business idea
  • Work directly with people behind small and large businesses
  • Get expert guidance in creating a business/action plan, elevator pitches, and presentations
  • Learn about American culture and explore Maine by enjoying a minor-league baseball game, spending a day at the beach on the Atlantic Ocean, kayaking one of Maine’s many lakes, rivers or the ocean, touring Portland Harbor and its gorgeous Casco Bay islands by ferry boat

BAFF offers this exciting scholarship as part of its mission to strengthen ties between the Baltics and the United States and to invest in the development of young Baltic leaders and entrepreneurs. Scholarship recipients will complete an innovative experiential three-week curriculum provided by CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange through the Global Navigator High School Summer Program for Global Entrepreneurship.

This program will engage participants in the mindset, skills, and practices of successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders. All participants will create their own personal action plans and present them in a professional setting before implementing them upon return home. Participants will increase their self-confidence, improve communication skills, and practice leadership skills in informal and formal environments. Lectures and workshops will be held on the college campus, but there will also be fun sports and activities as well as relaxing down time to keep a good balance between fun and the professional environment of the course. At the conclusion of the program, participants will take a short tour of New York City and Washington, D.C. in order to complete their unforgettable American summer experience.

What you’ll receive:

The Leadership Academy Scholarship includes:

Scholarship Recipient and Parent Responsibilities:

Who Can Participate?

Program Eligibility

Applicants to the Summer Leadership Academy must:

Scholarship Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

Dates & Deadlines

Applications Open


Application Deadline


Short-listed applicants will be invited for in-person interviews to be conducted in Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius.







Leadership Academy: Session I


Leadership Academy: Session II



Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Academy program.
The application round is currently closed. 

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