An­nounc­ing Op­por­tu­ni­ties for Study and Travel to the United States

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The U.S. Em­bassy in Bagh­dad is pleased to an­nounce that we are now ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the U.S. Gov­ern­mentspon­sored Iraqi Young Lead­ers Ex­change Pro­grams (IYLEP). This pro­gram will pro­vide 250 Iraqi high school and un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents a unique ed­u­ca­tional ex­change ex­pe­ri­ence in the United States dur­ing the sum­mer of 2014. Since their cre­ation in 2007, the IYLEP un­der­grad­u­ate and high school pro­grams have pro­vided in­valu­able lead­er­ship and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for more than 1200 stu­dents. Th­ese pro­grams di­rectly sup­port the goals of the U.S.-Iraq Strate­gic Frame­work Agree­ment to en­hance mu­tual un­der­stand­ing and strengthen con­nec­tions be­tween the peo­ple of the United States and Iraq, and have cre­ated a cadre of young Iraqi lead­ers who con­tinue to pos­i­tively im­pact their com­mu­ni­ties.

IYLEP – Un­der­grad­u­ate Pro­gram

The IYLEP un­der­grad­u­ate pro­gram is a four-week lead­er­ship ex­change pro­gram for stu­dents in their first, sec­ond, and third years of univer­sity. To ap­ply for the un­der­grad­u­ate pro­gram, visit http://www.re­gonline.com/IYLEP-UG.

IYLEP – High School Pro­gram

The IYLEP high school pro­gram is also a four-week youth ex­change pro­gram in­tended for Iraqi teenagers, ages 15-17, and Iraqi adult men­tors. To ap­ply for the high school pro­gram, visit http://www.re­gonline.com/IYLEP-HS.

To ap­ply to be an adult men­tor, visit http:// www.re­gonline.com/IYLEP-HSadult.

There is no cost to ap­ply to IYLEP. The U.S. Depart­ment of State will fully fund stu­dents’ aca­demic study, travel, health insurance, hous­ing, and pro­vide a mod­est liv­ing al­lowance while in the United States. The ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line is De­cem­ber 1, 2013.

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