U.S. High School Students: APPLY TODAY for the Iraqi Young Leaders Student Exchange Program

IYLEP provides an opportunity for ten United States high school students to join their Iraqi counterparts in a four-week program aiming to develop leadership and peacebuilding skills, foster relationships among youth from different backgrounds, and to promote mutual understanding between the people of Iraq and the U.S. This program takes place domestically in the U.S throughout different program locations in Vermont, a host community, and Washington, D.C. IYLEP is a fully funded program, covering travel, lodging, food, and all program activities.

Program dates: July 14 – August 12, 2018

The U.S. students are full participants on the program and have the opportunity to share their own culture with the Iraqi participants while learning more about their counterparts’ cultures and way of life. Through teambuilding activities, dialogue, skills and theme-based workshops, living in dorms and with host families, and meeting teenagers from all over the U.S. and Iraq, participants will gain skills needed for their future education and professional goals.

U.S. students will participate in:

- Leadership training
- Cross-cultural communication and exposure
- Skills development
- Networking opportunities
- A unique and authentic exchange program
- Civic and social responsibility workshops
- Teambuilding and group work
- Cultural awareness and sharing opportunities

To learn more and to apply, click here: https://iylep.org/apply/


This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

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