No passport needed. No cost. Just an opportunity to connect with peers in Iraq! Applications due before MARCH 1, 2017.
The Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program (DYLEP) is an online exchange program for high school students in Iraq and the United States. Through DYLEP students develop their leadership skills, learn how to work together with people of diverse backgrounds, and design concrete projects to address issues in their communities. The themes covered during the exchange include leadership, digital citizenship, civic engagement, global issues, exchange, diversity, and empathy.
Started in 2016, DYLEP is a program funded by the Stevens Initiative, a partnership aimed to increase exchanged between youth in the U.S. and the Middle East. Selected students will participate in DYLEP completely free of charge, and learn how to use a variety of technological tools. Students will explore global issues, share ideas, and collaborate on solutions while learning about each other’s cultures. By the end of the program, students will be empowered to take action in their local communities and will have gained a network of peers they can turn to for support.
Eligibility for U.S. Students
be at least 15 years old but not more than 18 years old at the time of June 1, 2017;
have completed at least one year of high school before the start of the program in June 2017;
have a high school graduation year of 2018 or later;
have permission from a legal guardian to participate in the exchange program online;
reside in the United States;
have English language proficiency.
Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2017. The virtual exchange program will take place June – August, 2017.
For more information and to apply, eligible students can visit the DYLEP website.