Topics: United States, Middle East, North Africa Pages: 2 (464 words) Published: February 17, 2013
The U.S Embassy Algiers announces… The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) MEPI STUDENT LEADERS PROGRAM Summer 2012

What is the MEPI Youth Summer Leadership Institute?  It is a fully-funded five-week intensive leadership training program in the U.S. for undergraduate students.  Participants develop leadership and collective problem-solving skills, exploring U.S. history and culture to expand their leadership skills and knowledge.  The Program consists of hands-on leadership training workshops, academic sessions, site visits, community service projects, optional home stays and other opportunities for interaction with Americans peers, and other cultural activities.  The program runs from June 26th, and August 07th, 2012 for six weeks. It includes a five-week academic residency program at the host institution, and a one-week educational study tour designed to complement and reinforce the concepts explored in the academic residency.  Students also participate in an alumni conference held in the Middle East or North Africa in early 2013.  The program is fully funded, including international airfare, travel within the United States, accommodation, food, and program fees. Can I apply for the MEPI Youth Summer Leadership Institute? Yes you can if…               You are an Algerian citizen, living in Algeria, and attending school in Algeria, You will be 18 to 24 years old as of June 1st , 2012, You are currently in your 1st, 2nd , 3rd or 4th year of college or university, Are committed to returning to your home country/community following completion of the program, You still have one year of studies to finish at your return to Algeria, You are proficient in English, You have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations, You are mature, responsible, independent, open-minded, tolerant, and thoughtful You demonstrate strong leadership potential, You have a strong interest in learning...
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