Apply Now: The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Iraqi and U.S. high school students

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Apply Now: The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Iraqi and U.S. high school students

A Four-Week Program in the U.S. During Summer 2017

 visit IYELP 2017 for more information and to apply

The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Iraqi and U.S. high school students, Iraqi undergraduate students, and Iraqi adult mentors is pleased to extend this fully-funded scholarship opportunity to talented and dedicated young leaders and adult educators from Iraq and the United States to apply for a summer leadership program in the United States.

Please read more about each program and its eligibility, overview, and selection criteria at the pages on the left.

New Program Announcement: IYLEP High School in Arabic

Since 2007, IYLEP has brought together over 2,000 participants have together for U.S. exchange programs held entirely in English. Now, World Learning is excited to announce that the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad is sponsoring and funding IYLEP-Arabic, to be held entirely in Arabic.

IYLEP-Arabic will provide four-weeks of Arabic-language based activities to Arabic-speaking high school students in Iraq who do not have English proficiency. This new program caters to students who meet the same criteria of IYLEP–such as leadership potential, involvement in communities–except for the English language requirement.

Iraqi high school students will only be eligible to apply for one program–the English or Arabic IYLEP. Students who possess proficiency in speaking and listening in English must complete the application for the IYLEP-English program.

Application Instructions

For all Iraqi high school students, Iraqi undergraduate students, Iraqi adult mentors, and US high school students, please begin your application by clicking the link below: Apply now!

You will be directed to create login information, and once logged in, the list of applications are on the right side. Please select and complete the correct application.

Reminder: You can only submit one application. You can save your work and continue at another time. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

 Apply Now!

  • Iraqi High School Students (English and Arabic): December 1, 2016
  • Iraqi Undergraduate Students: December 1, 2016
  • Iraqi High Adult Mentors: December 1, 2016
  • U.S. High School Students: January 15, 2017

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