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.

CSP is a four-month (August – December 2022) professional leadership development fellowship for emerging leaders age 25 – 38 working in gender equality, peace and conflict resolution, environmental issues, and governmental transparency and civic engagement. CSP offers hand-on experience and provides an opportunity for community leaders to develop leadership and technical skills to positively impact their local communities.

Application Deadline: Open
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 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.


  • Current high school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2021;
  • 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 the final year;
  • Ability to start the program in August/September of 2022.


Apply here: TomorrowsLeaders

For questions, please contact AMIDEAST at:
Email:; Tel: 0550756099

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021
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)  – French version (PDF 128kb)
– Personal Information Form  (PDF 32kb)
Application Instructions (PDF 869kb)
FAQ (PDF1000kb)

Application Deadline: August 20, 2021
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 334kb)
Recommendation Form (PDF 189kb)
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ  (PDF 447kb)

Application Deadline: CLOSED
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 858KB) – French (PDF 2MB)
Instructions for Completing the Application (PDF 794kb)
– Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 132kb)

Application Deadline: CLOSED
Application:  2022 TechWomen 
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.

Online Application
– Flyers:  English (PDF 444kb)Arabic (PDF 292kb )French (PDF 435kb)

Deadline for submission: Closed

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2021-2022 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program. This program will provide Algerian teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of the United States.

The Fulbright TEA is a six-week non-degree, non-credit academic program at a U.S. university. 168 international participants will travel to the United States for one of two six-week professional development programs in either in Spring 2022 or Fall 2022. Fulbright TEA provides academic seminars on teaching methodologies and strategies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology training. Intensive English language instruction will be offered to teachers who need additional practice. The program will consist of general academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, content-based instruction, project-based learning, infusing thematic topics into curriculum, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers. Intensive English language instruction will be offered to teachers who need additional practice. The program will include a practicum of at least 40 hours with a U.S. partner teacher in a U.S. secondary school near the host university to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program.

After returning home, teachers who successfully complete the program will be eligible to compete for small grant awards for essential teaching materials, follow-on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between participating American schools and their home schools, and other activities that build on the exchange experience.

Teaching disciplines for the Fulbright TEA Program are:

  • English or English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
  • Social Studies (social studies, civics, history, geography, etc.)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Special Education teachers in the disciplines listed above

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be current secondary school-level, full-time teachers in a school that serves a primarily local (not expatriate) population;
  • Have five or more years of classroom experience in Fulbright TEA teaching disciplines: English, EFL, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or Special Education;
  • Be citizens of and residents in Algeria;
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree;
  • Applicants must submit a TOEFL or other English test score as part of their applications; Obtain a minimum score of 450 on paper-based TOEFL or equivalent English language examination.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program; and
  • Submit a complete application.

* Please note that this is a program for practicing teachers of Algerian students. Ministry of National Education officials, full-time principals or educational administrators, full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, private English language tutors, and teachers from schools primarily serving expatriates are not eligible.

Tentative Program Dates in the U.S.

  • Cohort I: Late January – Mid-March 2022 (Spring)
  • Cohort II: September – Late-October 2022 (Fall)

Selection Timeline

  • April 10, 2021: Deadline of Online Application
  • May 10: Interviews for shortlisted candidates
  • May 21, 2021: Embassy submits nominees to IREX
  • Mid-August 2021: Finalists confirm acceptance of award, sign and submit all necessary documents.

Instructions & Submission Guidelines

Please answer all questions on the application.

Please type or print in black ink.

If a question does not apply to you, enter “N/A” (Not Applicable).

Include your full, legal name as spelled on your passport (if available).

Include complete contact information (House number, street number, city/province).

Write your full name, city, and country in the top right corner of each page.

You may attach additional pages if necessary to answer the questions completely.

Please indicate in which cohort (Cohort I or Cohort II of 2022) you would prefer to participate in. (Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate your first choice; however, applicants will be considered for both cohorts and placement in your first choice is not guaranteed.)

Institutional Support and Reference Form (ISRF)

The “characteristics” section must be completed by the applicant’s supervisor (i.e., school director). A family member may not complete the reference form. Please provide an English translation if it is not written in English (informal translation is acceptable).

The “recommendation letter” section must also be completed by the applicant’s supervisor.

The ISRF must be signed by the school director. This will confirm that the school supports your participation in this program.

The ISRF is required for an online application. There is a section within the online application where you are prompted to print the form. You then need to upload the completed form and reference to the same section of the application for it to be considered “complete.” The Online Application System will not let you submit your application without uploading the ISRF.

How to apply

Applicants must submit a complete application through the Online Application System by April 10, 2021:

2021-2022 Fulbright TEA Online Application Guide for Applicants, here (PDF: 1MB).

For more information about Fulbright TEA Program, please visit TEA’s website:

Deadline for submission: April 10, 2021

Contact Information: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Algiers; Email:

Application Deadline: Closed
Program Duration: One university semester
Online Application Form:

Are you a university student interested in a scholarship to study in the United States? The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is a fully funded academic and cultural exchange program designed to increase participants’ knowledge and global connectivity. Visit to learn more, confirm your eligibility, and start your application. Apply by February 28, 2021!

Application Deadline: Closed
Program Duration: 8-week in summer and fall of 2021

Eligible Countries: Albania, Algeria, Barbados, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greenland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

COVID-19 has caused our in-person residencies to shift to virtual exchanges, and while the method of engagement is different between virtual exchanges and in-person programs, OneBeat Virtual will use the same collaborative music making methodologies, masterclasses, performance and community engagement projects that are hallmarks of all OneBeat programs.

OneBeat Virtual will digitally convene 70 musicians from up to 44 countries and territories in two separate 8-week virtual residencies taking place in the summer and fall of 2021.  Over the course of 8-weeks, OneBeat Virtual Fellows will investigate new forms of virtual collaboration, form ensembles to write, produce, and perform genre-defying work, attend virtual masterclasses and open-studios, lead online workshops, and produce a streaming final concert for the public. Fellows will also have the opportunity to pursue self-directed projects during the Fellowship. These projects will address a particular community and focus on community engagement and participation. We encourage the development of projects that explore innovations within a particular field of arts engagement, digital media, or technology.


Musicians and sonic artists, ages 19-35, from eligible countries and territories are invited to apply. Fellows will receive a $1,500 USD honorarium, a per diem for online work sessions, and based on individual need a small subsidy for technical support. Selected Fellows and Alternates will be notified by May 17th, 2021Learn more about eligibility, FAQs, or selection criteria.


  • OneBeat V.1: July 12 – September 6, 2021
  • OneBeat V.2: September 20 – November 17, 2021 

**Applicants will be considered for both fellowship dates, but placed in ONE virtual residency once selected. Applicants may list a date preference, but preferences cannot be guaranteed. The virtual fellowship will be a combination of synchronous (online) and asynchronous (offline) sessions with approximately 3 half-day online sessions. Please see the FAQ’s for more 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: Closed
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-English-French (PDF 100kb)
Application Form    (PDF 270kb)


The Online Professional English Network program (OPEN) 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 30 E-Teacher Scholarships for the Spring term for Methodology for TESOL course delivered by the University of Maryland Baltimore County from April 12 to June 7, 2021.


Application Deadline: Closed
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: Closed
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.


Feel free to email Public Affairs Section, Nadia Ouhenia, Cultural Affairs Assistant at or


Application Deadline: Deadline: Closed
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:

Application Deadline: Closed
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 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to be eligible for the program. Please direct any questions after reading this to

Application Deadline: Application Deadline: Closed
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

Application Period Opens:  Closed
Program Duration:  12 weeks
Program Dates:  June-May
Application Deadline:  February 17, 2020
To apply:  

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.


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:

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page here for common questions:

For questions about the LDF Fellowship please email

For the latest updates and announcements, please visit the LDF Fellowship Facebook Page:

Application Deadline: Closed
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: Closed
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  For more information, see

Application Deadline: Closed
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.


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.

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.

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.

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 |
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:


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 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, or applying for funding, send us an email at

Application Deadline: Closed
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: Closed
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)

Application Deadline:  

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: Closed
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 

Requirements to apply include:

  • Ages 20-25
  • Intermediate level of English language 

Application Deadline: Closed
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: Closed
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:   

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: Closed
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)

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