Exchange Programs and Deadlines

Every year, the Embassy of the United States offers Algerians the opportunity to engage in firsthand cultural exchange with their American peers through its diverse educational and cultural exchange programs.

The U.S. Embassy in Algiers strives to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Algeria. This mission, implemented by U.S. embassies around the world, is overseen within the Department of State by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Educational and cultural exchange programs are offered both to students and professionals. They range from short-visit programs not exceeding one week to long-term postgraduate studies. These programs may be directly administered by the Embassy or are run by American cultural organizations. Not all programs are administered on an annual basis, and the U.S. Embassy will share information when available.

Note: Employees of the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. government and their immediate family members are not eligible for exchange opportunities.

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Program is a MEPI initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who are from underserved backgrounds. The program will provide four-year university enrollment and internship opportunities at select institutions of higher learning in the MENA region.

Eligible students include men and women who have the potential to become leaders, represent the region’s cultural, religious, and geographic diversity, are from socio-economically deserving backgrounds, and are unable to afford four years of college enrollment at an American university in the MENA region.

The primary objective of MEPI’s Tomorrow’s Leaders program is to build a cadre of university-age leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able, and professionally skilled, who will become community, business, and national leaders in the future. The program intends to nurture leadership skills and the spirit of civic engagement and volunteerism among outstanding students at the American University of Beirut (AUB), the American University in Cairo (AUC), and the Lebanese American University (LAU). Selected students will join the 559 Tomorrow’s Leaders who have participated in this program.

Tomorrow’s Leaders may pursue an eligible undergraduate degree in a selected field at one of the three host institutions and should be prepared to begin the program in the Fall 2021 term. Participants are expected to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, engage in community service activities, and participate in career-relevant internships. Students may also have an opportunity for a study abroad semester in the United States.

Students are expected to have strong English language skills; limited English-language training will be provided for some participants.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Current high school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2020;
  • A citizen or, national of Algeria;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English with a minimum of 55 for the TOEFL iBT® that is less than two years old;
  • Students who qualify may be eligible for up to one year of intensive English language training;
  • Maturity, flexibility, and leadership potential;
  • Must maintain a high GPA and pass high school leaving exam in final year;
  • Ability to start the program in August/September of 2021.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION IS DECEMBER 4, 2020

Apply here: TomorrowsLeaders

For questions, please contact AMIDEAST at:
Email: HLahrech@amideast.org; Tel: 0550756099

Application Deadline: December 6, 2020
Application: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2021/
Program Duration: Three to Six Months

The U.S. Embassy in Algiers is pleased to announce the annual Fulbright competition for Algerian scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, widely known as the Fulbright Program, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participants—chosen for their leadership potential—with the opportunity to observe each other’s political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.  Under the Fulbright Program, thousands of scholars have established professional contacts in their field and made long-lasting friendship with colleagues in the United States; have developed collaborative research relationship with U.S. scholars, and have enhanced their scholarly publications and made other contributions through research conducted in the United States.

The Fulbright Visiting Senior Scholar Award provides an opportunity for Algerian women and men residing in Algeria, who hold a doctorate degree or equivalent professional qualifications, to spend three to six months doing research at a university in the United States. The application requires that the scholar develop a theoretically sound, well written, and feasible proposal. Proposals that demonstrate a commitment to cross-cultural understanding and exchange will be given preference. All candidates must currently be affiliated with one of the universities or research institutions in Algeria.

Special preference will be given to candidates who have the capacity and commitment to take full advantage of a program of research at a U.S. institution, and who are willing to share their experience and knowledge after returning to Algeria. The Fulbright experience should be of value not only to the scholar but also to the scholar’s home university –its students and faculty – as well as to the host U.S. institution. Fulbright scholars serve as cultural ambassadors and should be prepared to speak about their country, culture, and research to academic and community groups.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be citizens of Algeria.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent professional training or experience;
  • Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English appropriate to proposed research project to be carried out in the United States;
  • A detailed statement of proposed activity for research at a U.S. institution; and
  • Certification of good health.

Note: Persons holding permanent residence in the United States or U.S. citizenship are not eligible to apply.

Application Process:

  • Interested applicants who meet the criteria as outlined above should complete the online application
  • Detailed project statement of proposed activity for research in the U.S.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Three letters of reference
  • Bibliography – for research proposals, a list of one to three pages of references relevant to the proposed research.
  • Letter of invitation from a U.S. university or institution – should be typed on institutional letterhead and signed. The letter should also contain the proposed academic year.
  • Photocopy of doctoral degree
  • Photocopy of passport bio page

 Note: Grants are not for the principal purpose of:

  • Attending conferences,
  • Completing doctoral dissertations,
  • Travel and consultation at multiple institutions or
  • Clinical medical research involving patient contact.

 The submission deadline for the online application is December 6, 2020.

Inquiries:

Feel free to email Public Affairs Section, Nadia Ouhenia, Cultural Affairs Assistant at ouhenianx@state.gov or PASAlgiersProfessional@state.gov

 

Application Deadline: Deadline:  December 18, 2020
Application: https://stevensinitiative.smapply.io/prog/application_for_the_2021_virtual_exchange_academy/
Program Duration: Four weeks from March 8, 2021 to April 2, 2021 
Program Description:

The Virtual Exchange Academy prepares education and exchange leaders and practitioners to participate in the innovative and powerful field of virtual exchange. This month-long training teaches foundational elements of virtual exchange planning and implementation. Participants will get a comprehensive introduction from experts and will be better positioned to adopt this powerful global learning tool.

The Virtual Exchange Academy will take place over four weeks (March 8, 2021 to April 2, 2021) and will include four live sessions via Zoom. Each two-hour session will take place on a Wednesday with two time offerings: 9am and 12pm U.S. Eastern Time.

Applications are due at 5pm U.S. Eastern Time on Friday, December 18, 2020. 

Selected participants will be placed in a small cohort with distinguished peers from around the world and will be recognized for their increased knowledge about virtual exchange. As part of this cohort, participants will:

  • Be added to a LinkedIn Group for their cohort.
  • Receive recognition of their participation in the Virtual Exchange Academy through certificates or other badging.
  • Have access to ongoing guidance on virtual exchange.

Eligibility: Educators and administrators as well as education/exchange program administrators at both the K-12 and higher education level are welcome to apply. Applicants should have little knowledge of or experience with virtual exchange. Prioritization will be given to applicants:

  • With little knowledge of or experience with virtual exchange.
  • From United States and the Middle East and North Africa, though applications from other countries will be considered. If from the United States, applications from states where the Stevens Initiative has low or no reach will be prioritized. These states include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
  • Representing communities that have been marginalized from international education.
  • Interested in increasing virtual exchange opportunities as part of internationalization (incorporating global education) programming at their entire school, institution, or organization, not just a single classroom.

Click here to apply: https://stevensinitiative.smapply.io/prog/application_for_the_2021_virtual_exchange_academy/

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Application:https://www.legacyintl.org/techgirls/participants/eligibility-and-application/
Program Duration: 3 weeks in summer 

TechGirls is a three-week, U.S.-based summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire girls to pursue careers in science and technology.  Program activities include hands-on technology classes, labs, team-based project design and development, mentoring experiences, job shadowing, site visits to high-tech companies, and opportunities for interaction with American peers. Participants implement at least one peer-training program or service project within their communities. 

Requirements to apply include:

  • 15 to 17 years old.
  • Demonstration of advanced skills and a serious interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math in their academic studies and interest in these fields for future studies.
  • Have at least one semester of secondary school to complete following return from the program.
  • English language proficiency.
Application Deadline: December 23, 2020
Application: https://cee.irex.org
Program Duration: Three months from October 2021 to January 2022 

Program description:

The Community Engagement Exchange Program is a transformational year-long leadership development program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 20-27 from communities in over 100 countries to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good, specifically on issues related to civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender, resilience and sustainable development, and youth engagement.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
Competition for the CEE Program is merit-based and open to emerging civil society and community leaders who meet the criteria below. Applications that do not meet these eligibility requirements will be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the selection committee. Please note that the U.S. Department of State and IREX reserve the right to verify all the information included in an individual’s application. If there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the applicant will immediately be disqualified.
•You are between the ages of 20 and 27 as of November 1, 2020
•You are a citizen of one of the eligible countries listed below
•You are living and working in your home country at the time of application
-Individuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special consideration
•You are working on a community engagement initiative in your home country, either in a professional or volunteer capacity, with a vision to pursue a career working to support civil society
•You have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English at the time of application
  • Semifinalists will be required to take or submit recent scores for a TOEFL or IELTS English language test
•You are available to travel to the U.S. for three months from October 2021 to January 2022
•You are committed to returning to your home country to complete a community-based project or CEE “Community Engagement Project (CEP)”
•You are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and have not applied for U.S. permanent residency within the past three years
•You are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa
  • Applicants who have participated in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government must have fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement before applying for CEE
•You are committed to returning to your home country for a minimum of two years after completing the program and
•You are not a current employee of or consultant for the U.S. Department of State or IREX or an immediate family member
Applications must be submitted online at https://cee.irex.org/by Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to be eligible for the program. Please direct any questions after reading this to Apply.CEE@irex.org.

Application Deadline: November 29, 2020
Application: https://www.unr.edu/nnic/programs/algeria-youth-leadership-program
Program Duration: 4 weeks in summer 

AYLP is a four-week U.S.-based exchange program for high school students focused on civic education, youth leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement.  Students participate in workshops, community service, team-building exercises, and meetings with community leaders. Students also have the opportunity to stay with American families. After the program, students apply their new skills and knowledge to implement service projects in their communities. Program activity sites include Washington, D.C., and Reno, Nevada. 

Requirements to apply include:

  • 15 to 17 years old.
  • Have at least 1 year of high school remaining before graduation.
  • Demonstrate leadership in their schools and/or communities.
  • English language proficiency.

The Community Solutions Program (CSP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX, provides community leaders from around the world with an intensive professional development exchange program in the United States from August to December 2021. CSP fellows gain valuable experience in community work and strengthen their capacity for leadership and development in their home countries.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 25-38 as of January 1, 2021
  • Applicants must have at least two years of experience working on community development, either as a
    full-time or part-time employee or volunteer
  • Applicants must be living and working in their home country (individuals with refugee status working on
    behalf of their home community may be given special consideration)
  • Applicants must have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English
    The Community Solutions Program (CSP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX, provides community leaders from around the world with an intensive professional development exchange program in the United States from August to December 2021. CSP fellows gain valuable experience in community work and strengthen their capacity for leadership and development in their home countries.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Four-month U.S.-based fellowship: CSP fellows are matched with non-profit organizations, private entities, and government offices across the United States where they work with U.S. colleagues on initiatives related to issues they face in their own communities. Community Solutions Fellows work in one of four technical areas: energy and environmental issues, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender issues. For example, a gender rights activist from Vietnam focused on reducing human trafficking might complete a practicum with YWCA, focusing on human trafficking issues in Houston, Texas.

Community Leadership Institute: The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a leadership academy that provides customized learning and coaching to each CSP fellow. The CLI uses a blended learning approach, in which fellows participate in online sessions and in-person workshops, receive professional coaching, engage in experiential learning, and interact with other professionals in their field.

Community-based initiatives: CSP fellows develop innovative community action projects in collaboration with their U.S. host organizations and implement these projects after they return to their home communities, applying the new knowledge and skills gained through the U.S. practicum and Community Leadership Institute. Fellows share their projects in online portfolios, allowing them to connect and collaborate with a broad network of global change makers.

International network of community development professionals: CSP fellows continue to network and collaborate with like-minded leaders from around the world on global development issues through alumni activities such as the annual Solutions Summits which bring together CSP alumni, U.S. host organization representatives, and international thought leaders to exchange good practices and innovate solutions to shared community development challenges.

ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES BY REGION

Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

East Asia and the Pacific: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

Europe: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine

Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and West Bank/Palestinian Territories

South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay

PROJECT IMPACT TO DATE

  • 347 U.S. organizations in 90 U.S. cities have hosted CSP fellows, making life-long international connections
  • 630 grassroots leaders from 83 countries have participated in CSP since 2011
  • CSP alumni have impacted over 274,600 individuals with their community development initiatives
  • 100% of CSP hosts provide in-kind contributions to the program, including staff time and expertise and office space and support that has resulted in over two million dollars since the program began

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PROGRAM

Application Deadline: Closed
Application: https://apply.iie.org/flta2021
Program Duration: One academic year

The FLTA Program provides young teachers of English as a Foreign Language the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and broaden their knowledge of American cultures and customs, while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at colleges and universities in the United States. Participants teach Arabic in American universities and take graduate-level English and American studies courses.

Requirements to apply include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • An English language teacher or graduate student of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL).
  • Arabic and English language proficiency.

Program Details  (PDF 126kb)
– Personal Information Form  (PDF 32kb)
Application Instructions (PDF 1000kb)

Application Deadline: Closed
Application: https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey
Program Duration: 10 months  

The Humphrey Program provides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree, graduate-level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals in various fields. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and a demonstrated commitment to public service. The fellows are placed in groups by professional field at selected universities offering specially designed programs of study and training.

Requirements to apply include: 

  • An undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service in the community.
  • English language proficiency.

Program Details  (PDF 501kb)
Recommendation Form (PDF 215kb)
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ  (PDF 447kb)

Application Deadline: May 30, 2020
Application: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021
Program Duration: Two academic years 

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is the premier international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The program’s aim is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Algeria.  The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students to pursue master’s degrees in the United States.

Requirements to apply include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Strong academic qualifications and leadership abilities.
  • English language proficiency.

Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program Details (PDF 823KB)
 Letter of Reference (PDF 180kb)
Instructions for Completing the Application (PDF 474kb)
Recruitment Flyer (PDF 5Mb)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 143kb)

 

Application Deadline: Application Deadline: April 14, 2020
Program Duration: 12 weeks in the fall

The International Writing Program is a forum held annually at the University of Iowa, which brings together rising literary figures from around the world for a writer-in-residency program. The forum is designed to help participants hone their writing skills, collaborate on group projects, teach, and participate in outreach events with U.S. communities, organizations and businesses. Participants in the IWP Fall Residency spend 12 weeks in Iowa City presenting their work to local audiences, engaging students, and attending and teaching classes.  The program enables participants to present their countries’ literary works to U.S. audiences and to learn more about U.S. society and culture at the same time. Additionally, participants can enhance their entrepreneurial skills and learn about professional development strategies and the U.S. publishing industry, as well as experience U.S. volunteerism and its central role in American society first-hand.

Requirements to apply include: 

  • Fiction and literary non-fiction writers, bloggers, film/television screenwriters, playwrights, and poets are all eligible.
  • Applicants should have at least one prior published volume of work or professional script, or works that have appeared in significant publications or attracted significant audiences over a period of at least two years.
  • Applicants should be comfortable with cross-cultural dynamics, and eager to engage with writers from diverse cultures.  Participants must stay the full 12 weeks in the United States; there are no exceptions to this rule.
  • English language fluency.- Program Details

The program brings together a wide range of international and U.S. writers to examine current trends in literature including fiction, drama, poetry, and screen-writing, and to explore the creative process involved in writing in a unique U.S. environment. The international writers spend two weeks in residence at the University of Iowa in Iowa City presenting their work to local audiences, working with translators, and participating in university level classes and workshops. The program is open to 15-18 years old Algerian students.

Application Deadline: April 16, 2020

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) provides outstanding secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math, science, and special education with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.

Teachers come to the United States from all world regions for a six-week academic program at a U.S. university graduate school of education, including intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for their home environment, teacher leadership, and the use of instructional technologies. The program also includes field experience at a secondary school to engage participants with American teachers and students.

The international participants will travel to the United States in two cohorts of approximately 80 teachers each in spring (January – March) or fall (September – November) 2021. Teachers working in under-resourced communities and for girls’ education are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Eligibility and Application Overview

All applicants must:

  • Be current secondary school-level, full-time teachers in a school that serves a primarily local (not expatriate) population (Public Middle and High Schools);
  • Have five or more years of classroom experience in TEA teaching disciplines: English, EFL, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or special education;
  • Be citizens of and residents of Algeria;
  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Obtain a minimum score of 450 on paper based TOEFL ITP or 80 on TOEFL IBT. IELTS test is accepted). The TOEFL test is mandatory as strong English skills are a requirement for the program.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program; and
  • Have submitted a complete application

Candidates interested in this program should submit a complete application which includes the following documents:

  • A completed online application form at https://oas.irex.org/fulbrighttea
  • A current CV;
  • Completed Institutional Support and Reference Forms (ISRF), completed by a supervisor;
  • Leave Approval Form (LAF) completed by the headmaster of the school;
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s passport (information data page only);
  • One passport size photo; and
  • Copies of academic records and diplomas along with the official English translated version
  • TOEFL IBT or TOEFL ITP score report

Please note that this is a program for practicing teachers. Ministry of Education officials, educational administrators, and full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, and private English- language tutors are not eligible to apply.  Applicants must follow all application instructions and submission guidelines. Short-listed candidates will be called for an interview, and applications that do not meet the eligibility requirements listed above will not be forwarded to the selection committee.  The applicants need to complete all the listed forms and send them to Public Affairs Section at: ouhenianx@state.gov

For additional information about this program, please contact Nadia Ouhenia, Cultural Affairs Assistant at: ouhenianx@state.gov

 Application package: 

Please return completed applications to Public Affairs Section: ouhenianx@state.gov

Program Duration:  12 weeks
Program Dates:  June-May
Application Period Opens:  January 20, 2020
Application Deadline:  February 17, 2020
To apply: https://ldf.secure-platform.com  

Since 2007, the Leadership Development Fellowship (LDF) has provided leaders from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the opportunity to complete training in civic engagement, social entrepreneurship, and leadership. Emerging civic engagement and social entrepreneurship leaders across sectors from the MENA region will participate in a 5-stage, 12-month LDF Fellowship to identify innovative ways to address social and economic challenges in local communities. The LDF Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and implemented by World Learning.

Fellowship Cycle

This is an intensive civic engagement and social entrepreneurship fellowship and selected candidates are expected to fully participate in each stage of the fellowship. Starting in 2020, the LDF Fellowship will take place over 12 months and include 5 stages:

Stage One: Fellowship begins with two weeks of in-person workshops and trainings with World Learning and Duke University focused on: studying the systems that contribute to societal challenges; building effective partnerships for social change; and developing inclusive and equitable interventions.

Stage Two: Fellows refine interventions and complete exercises that provide local focus on systems analysis, inclusive interventions, building partnerships, and other acquired tools and knowledge from Stage One.

Stage Three: Fellows spend three weeks in the United States as part of the English Track (for high-proficiency English speakers), or in Lebanon as part of the Arabic Track (for high-proficiency Arabic speakers), to gain academic and local insights into civic engagement and social entrepreneurship and to report and reflect on the findings of their Stage Two activities.

Stage Four: Over six months, Fellows apply the lessons of the LDF Fellowship and report on results to strengthen their ongoing civic and social entrepreneurial activities. During this stage, Fellows may apply for small grants or technical assistance.

Stage Five: In the twelfth month, the Fellows reconvene for three days to learn and share the impact of their LDF experience.

The 2020-2021 LDF Fellowship is approximately twelve months in total starting June 2020 through May 2021.

Eligibility:

For the English Track, which includes a visit to the U.S. as part of Stage Three, applicants must:

Eligible Countries: Be from Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Israel.

English Fluency: Be able to function comfortably in English-speaking academic and professional environments. All U.S.-based activities are conducted in English.

For the Arabic Track, which includes a visit to Lebanon as part of Stage Three, applicants must:

Eligible Countries: Be from Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Iraq.

Applicants for both tracks must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Age: Applicants must be between 28 and 35 years of age.

Professional Experience: Applicants must have at least five years of professional work experience in a relevant field.

Civic Engagement and/or Social Entrepreneurship Experience: Applicants must have a minimum of five years of relevant Civic Engagement and/or Social Entrepreneurship experience.

Academic Background: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.

Arabic Fluency: Applicants in both tracks must able to function comfortably in Arabic-speaking academic and professional environments.

Full Participation:Applicants must be willing and able to participate fully in all five stages of the LDF Fellows will travel out of the MENA region for two weeks at the beginning of the LDF Fellowship, for three weeks to either the U.S. or Lebanon during Stage Three, and again for three days at the end of the LDF Fellowship.

Application: Applicants must have the capacity and ability to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the LDF

Selection Criteria:

MEPI seeks emerging leaders who are innovators and problem-solvers, are currently engaged in civic engagement and social entrepreneurship, can work in a cross-cultural setting, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and commit to applying the learning and skills built during the LDF Fellowship.

Applications will be reviewed based on clearly defined criteria, including that the applicant:

Demonstrate that they are emerging leaders with a strong commitment to affecting positive change in their communities;

Demonstrate that they have already been actively engaged in civic engagement and/or social innovation activities for a minimum of five years;

Demonstrate that they can immediately apply the knowledge and skills gained during the 12-month LDF Fellowship; and

Demonstrate through practical examples their capacity to adapt to a multi-cultural environment and their ability to work collaboratively with a diverse cohort of peers regardless of their gender identity, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, political view and socioeconomic status.

Those selected will come from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, organizations, and political affiliations. The LDF Fellowship does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical challenge or social status.

The LDF Fellowship will cover the cost of international travel, lodging, and health insurance, and provide a modest living stipend to cover meals and incidentals during the in-person engagements.

Application Process: The online application process for the LDF Fellowship is now open.  Application will be live from January 20, 2020 to February 17, 2020.  The process includes completing an online application; recording a short video statement; and submitting a resume, a professional reference form, a certificate of graduation, and a passport copy (if available).

Application Link: https://ldf.secure-platform.com

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page here for common questions: https://mepi.state.gov/faqs

For questions about the LDF Fellowship please email ldf@worldlearning.org

For the latest updates and announcements, please visit the LDF Fellowship Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LDFProgram/

Application Deadline: January 5, 2020
Application Form  (PDF 103kb)
Program Duration: 1 month in summer 

SUSI for secondary educators and administrators invites participants to spend a month at a host university in the United States. Participants will take part in a series of lectures, seminar discussions, and site visits related to each institute’s theme. Participants learn about U.S. educational philosophies, explore new teaching methods, and pursue related research interests. Participants then take a two-week study tour to another geographic region, and conclude their tour in Washington, D.C.

Requirements to apply include:

  • Mid-career professional.
  • Highly motivated and experienced secondary school educator.
  • Committed to enhancing or developing courses with a U.S. studies component.
  • English language fluency.

Program Details   (PDF 122kb)

Application Form    (PDF 105kb)

Application Deadline: January 5, 2020
Application Form  (PDF 228kb)
Program Duration: One month in summer

SUSI for university-level scholars invites participants to spend a month at a host university in the United States. Participants will take part in a series of lectures, seminar discussions, and site visits related to each institute’s theme. Participants learn about U.S. educational philosophies, explore new teaching methods, and pursue related research interests. Participants then take a two-week study tour to another region, and conclude their tour in Washington, D.C.

Requirements to apply include:   

  • Strong academic and professional credentials.
  • English language fluency.

Program Details   (PDF 159kb)

Application Form    (PDF 271kb)

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Application: www.techwomen.org.
Program Duration: 5 weeks in fall

TechWomen connects emerging women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields with their counterparts in the United States. During the five-week program, participants engage in a project-based mentorship at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, participate in professional development workshops and networking events, and travel to Washington, D.C. for targeted meetings and special events to conclude the program.

Requirements to apply include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years of full-time, professional experience in a STEM field.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service in the community.
  • English language proficiency.

TechWomen Flyer – English  (PDF 145kb)
TechWomen Program Details (PDF 150kb)

Application Deadline: December 17, 2019
Application: studentleaders.fluidreview.com
Program Duration: 4 weeks in summer 

The Student Leaders program is an intensive 5-week training program in four U.S.-based universities for about 60 undergraduate and graduate students from the Middle East and North Africa.  The deadline is December 17, 2019.  To apply, please visit studentleaders.fluidreview.com.  For more information, see https://mepi.state.gov

Application Deadline: December 20, 2019
Application: http://1beat.org/apply
Program Duration: 1 month in the fall
(September-October 2020 (Exact Dates TBC))

OneBeat is an international music exchange that celebrates musical collaboration and social engagement through innovative people-to-people diplomacy. Musicians from around the world come together in the U.S. for four weeks to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop ways that music can make a positive impact on our local and global communities. More than a performance program, OneBeat balances three principles: dialogue, creation, and social engagement to foster mutual understanding and cooperation among citizens of the world. 

Requirements to apply include:

  • 19 to 35 years old.
  • Innovative musicians willing to cross cultural and musical divides in creating original music, or re-interpreting traditional music.
  • Active in their communities or greater societies.
  • English language proficiency.

  ABOUT ONEBEAT  ( PDF 177kb)
ONEBEAT 2020 Fellowship FAQs    (PDF 466kb)

Application Deadline: December 23,  2019
Program Details: Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development   (PDF 243kb)
Application Form: Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development  (PDF 197kb)
Program Duration: 5-6 weeks in summer 

SUSIs are five- to six-week American Studies programs for groups of undergraduate leaders from around the world. Hosted by academic institutions throughout the U.S., the institutes include intensive academic study and an educational study tour.  Participants take part in extracurricular cultural and community activities to broaden their understanding of the United States.  

Requirements to apply include:

  • 18 to 25 years old.
  • Undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated leadership and a strong interest in the U.S.
  • English language proficiency.

Frequently Asked Questions about SUSI Student Leaders

Q: Who can write the recommendation letter?
A: a recommendation letter is a document in which the writer assesses the qualities, characteristics, and capabilities of the person being recommended in terms of that individual’s ability to perform a particular task. Teachers, school directors, and heads of a charity or a volunteering group are some of the many possible writers of recommendation letters. The better the recommender knows you, the greater your chances are of having a stronger recommendation letter.

Q: I am in my third year of LMD. Am I eligible?
A: Unfortunately, students in their final academic year cannot apply.

Q: I am in the 1st year for my master’s degree LMD. Am I eligible?
A: This program is dedicated for undergrad students; you may check other exchange programs for graduate students such as the Fulbright Foreign Students program.

Q: Do the essays need to be 200 words?
A: The word limit is not definitive, but you are highly encouraged to write no more than 200 words for each essay.

Q: Do I need to send you my CV or resume?
A: No. No additional application forms are needed besides what is listed on the application.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
Program Duration: One university semester
Online Application Form: worldlearning.org/ugrad

Through Global UGRAD, university students may apply to study at a U.S. university for one semester or an academic year (as available) for undergraduate, non-degree study. Participants are placed at a diverse network of accredited two- and four-year U.S. academic institutions, where they receive academic skill development classes and attend courses. Students also engage in local service projects and take part in cultural enrichment activities. 

Requirements to apply include:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated leadership and a strong interest in the U.S.
  • English language proficiency.

The American English E-Teacher Program offers 8-week, online university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions. The U.S. Embassy in Algeria is seeking to award 25 E-Teacher Scholarships for the Spring term for Methodology for TESOL course delivered by the University of Maryland Baltimore County from April 7 to June 2, 2020.

The American English E-Teacher Program Details  (PDF 158kb)
Application Form (PDF 165kb)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2019

 

APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPANTS AND MENTORS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
With support from the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, World Learning, in collaboration with the American Corners in Constantine, Oran and Ouargla, World Learning is launching a series of STEM activities and career training workshops for 20 young women aged 14-18 who show enthusiasm to learn with a potential interest in pursuing future careers in STEM fields in each of the three American spaces.

ABOUT STEM
STEM Education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where academic concepts are coupled with hands-on innovation. Students work on real-world problems in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, making connections between school, community, and the global world of work in an interactive environment of fun learning, English language practice, and creativity and innovation.

SELECTION CRITERIA
World Learning is launching this application form to select 20 participants who are:
* Female students in high middle or high school
*Aged 14 to 18
*Based in Constantine, Oran or Ouargla
*Able to attend workshops outside of school schedule (weekends, Tuesday afternoon and vacation).
NOTE: We are also seeking mentors who are interested in leading STEM workshops at one of the American Corners (Constantine, Oran or Ouargla).
Please select the option that applies to you to proceed for the application form.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 9, 2019.

Maharat now becomes  Bawsala: Career Mentorship Program.
Bawsala helps young Algerian women in Algiers and Oran to find or create employment opportunities by connecting them with female professionals and leaders in the community.
Applications are now open until November 23 | http://bit.ly/BawsalaDz19
This program is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Algiers and implemented by World Learning Algeria.

The Experiment Digital is a fully-funded eight-week virtual exchange program for high school students from the United States, Algeria, Iraq, and Yemen. Designed to connect students across the globe without leaving their living room, participants interact through videos, discussion forums, online chats, webinars, and playing games together. Through these activities, participants develop leadership and cross-cultural communications skills, speak with peers from different countries, and design youth-led projects to create positive social change. The exchange takes place from June 24 – August 18, and students can participate from anywhere. Apply to join the 2019 cohort by May 20, 2019: www.experiment.org/digital/

 

The MEPI Program provides grant funding to support partnerships between citizens, organizations, and governments in the MENA region to resolve shared challenges and promote shared interests in the areas of participatory governance, economic reform and educational advancement.

  • MEPI 2019 Local Grants NOFO is now posted on www.grants.gov website.  The MEPI Local Grants Program’s mission is to sustain the United States’ commitment to strengthen direct partnerships with local actors to promote prosperity and participatory governance.  Closing date for applications is May 21, 2019. 

For questions about Notices of Funding Opportunities, registering with Grants.gov, or applying for funding, send us an email at nea-grants@state.gov.

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019
Application: http://www.legacyintl.org/pfp/.
Program Duration: 5-6 weeks in the fall

The Professional Fellows Program brings emerging leaders in the fields of legislative process and governance; civic engagement; NGO management; economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; and journalism from around the world to the United States for intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise. Participants spend approximately one month in the United States, during which they receive hands-on exposure to national legislative offices, state legislatures, local government offices, businesses, and non-profit organizations through carefully designed full-time fellowships.  

Requirements to apply include:

  • Be community leaders, 25 to 40 years old, currently employed and with at least two years of professional experience at the time of application.
  • Have a track record of making an impact in their community, organization, or company.
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2018
Application:
Program Duration: 3-6 months 

The Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program provides Algerian scholars currently residing in Algeria the opportunity to spend three to six months doing research and/or teaching at a university in the United States. Applicants will be required to develop a theoretically sound, well-written, and feasible proposal as part of the application process.

Requirements to apply include:

  • Doctoral degree, or equivalent professional training or experience at time of application.
  • Strong academic qualifications and leadership abilities.
  • English language proficiency.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program English version   (PDF 128kb)
– French Version  ( PDF130kb)
Application Instructions (157Kb)

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The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects using the skills and knowledge they gained during their exchange experiences.

Since it began in 2011, AEIF has supported more than 360 alumni-led initiatives around the world and reached millions of people both directly and indirectly through trainings, awareness campaigns, and leadership and empowerment programs. In 2017, the State Department awarded 68 grants of up $25,000 to alumni teams worldwide to support their public service projects. From mentoring youth in social entrepreneurship to creating clubs that promote religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence, alumni around the world are leading their communities with innovative solutions to global challenges.

 

Application Deadline:  

The Alumni Small Grants Competition is a post initiative that aims to support the alumni of U.S.-funded exchange programs in their efforts to strengthen civil society by sharing information, expertise, and values; mobilizing resources; and enriching relationships between Algeria and United States. We seek proposals that advance one or more of the following: youth leadership; women’s empowerment; entrepreneurship; and engagement of underserved populations.

Application Deadline:
Application: http://berlitz.dz  
Program Duration: 3 weeks in summer in Algiers 

The El Amel Project will focus on supporting Algerian youth looking to begin their professional careers. As in years past, this year’s Camp will target economically disadvantaged students, aged 20-25, with an intermediate levels of English proficiency. Participants will meet three days each week for two hours each day, with optional afternoon workshops. In addition to practicing English, participants will learn how to construct an effective CV, practice interview techniques, and hone their presentation skills. Expert Berlitz English language instructors teach the curriculum and American guest speakers from U.S. Embassy Algiers augment the program.  If you would like to apply for this program, please go to http://berlitz.dz/. 

Requirements to apply include:

  • Ages 20-25
  • Intermediate level of English language 

Application Deadline:
Application:
Program Duration: 2-3 weeks in summer 

The Access Teacher Training Workshop in the U.S. is designed to develop a set of best practices for the cultural enhancement and community service components of the Access program.  The goal is to equip teachers with the skills and resources they need to most effectively teach in the Access classroom. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop a best practice or sample lesson plan to share with the global Access community.  

Requirements to apply include:

  • Strong and ongoing commitment to the Access program.
  • Strong interest in sharing techniques and information gained from the workshop with their peers in their local community.
  • Strong interest in learning new techniques; as well as strong leadership and communication skills, including the English language skills needed to participate fully in the workshop.

Application Deadline:
Application: http://algeria.worldlearning.org
Program Duration: 2 years in Algeria

 The English Access Microscholarship Program offers teens aged 13-17 years English language training and exposure to American culture and values through dynamic classroom instruction and extracurricular activities. Access students gain language, cultural, and leadership skills that lead to employment and educational prospects. Access students also gain the ability to compete for future exchanges in the United States. In addition, the Access Program develops the English Language Teaching skills of Access teachers.

The Access Program is fully sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Algiers. In Algeria, World Learning implements the project in coordination with local schools across the country.

For more information, visit: http://algeria.worldlearning.org/access/   

The U.S. Embassy Algiers announces an open competition for non-profit organizations to submit applications to implement a program in which 5-6 U.S. citizen imams or Muslim religious/community leaders travel to Algeria to participate in an exchange with the Algerian Ministry of Religious Affairs’ regarding effective strategies to combat violent extremism.

Application Deadline:
Application:
Program Duration: 8 months in Algeria 

The Maharat Mentorship Program facilitates World Learning’s collaboration with public universities, private schools and businesses, vocational training centers, and local civil society organizations to help build their capacity to empower young people for future success. The program seeks to expand the impact of current programming in Algeria by engaging alumni of U.S. Embassy-funded Access and PLUS programs in a civic engagement and employment program. The goal is for the alumni to build on skills gained in previous programs, and to increase their chances of accessing high-quality education and employment options. 

Requirements to apply include:

  • Be female. This program is for girls only.
  • Be an Algerian citizen currently living or studying in Algiers
  • Be a recent graduate or completing your last year of university or vocational training school
  • Be an alumna of a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Algiers

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Alumni Affairs occasionally organizes professional development and networking conferences for the Middle East and North Africa region. The Embassy may fund participants to travel to the conference.

Essay Writing Tips  (PDF 352kb)

Important note: To avoid email overloads and technical difficulties, we encourage you to send in your application as early as possible in advance of the deadline.