July 12-August 5, 2013
Application Deadline: January 6, 2013
Description: In partnership with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning, WorldChicago is now recruiting Chicago-area high school students ages 15 to 17 to participate in the 2013 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, based in the United States. During this 3.5-week, fully-funded program, Iraqi and American teenagers will travel together to multiple American cities to explore the themes of civic responsibility, community development, global issues, leadership, and diversity, with the goal of promoting mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between the United States and Iraq.
The program begins in Brattleboro, Vermont at the SIT Graduate Institute, followed by two weeks with host families across the U.S., and concludes with a civic education week in Washington, DC. Participants will focus on the program themes through site meetings, experiential learning activities, leadership trainings, civic participation, mentoring by community, business, and NGO leaders, volunteering, cultural events, and outdoor leadership activities.
Questions? Please contact Maria Krasinski, Youth & Professional Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-254-1800 x102.
For complete program information, visit:http://blogs.worldlearning.org/iylep/. To apply now, link here.