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.

Between the Lines: International Application 2024 Peace and the Writing Experience.
This program brings together a wide range of international and U.S. writers to examine current trends in literature including fiction, drama, poetry, and screenwriting. It explores the creative process involved in writing in a unique environment. The international writers will spend 2 weeks in residence at the University of Iowa presenting their work to local audiences, working with translators, and participating in university level classes and workshops. The program is open to:
  • Algerian students that are 15 to 18 years old.
  • Algerian professionals over age of 19, and interested in creative writing who can apply to be a chaperones
    Deadline is February 29, 2024
Application link for both Students and Chaperones :

2024-2025 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2024-2025 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. 

Program Overview

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former United States Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas. Fulbright grants are awarded to students, scholars, teachers, and other professionals from the United States and to foreign nationals to study, teach, or conduct research. Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Fulbright program.

Teachers are nominated to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program based on their educational and professional experience, academic training, and leadership. Final selection of Fulbright TEA Program teachers is made by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB). The FFSB is an independent, presidentially appointed board that has oversight responsibility for all Fulbright academic exchange programs.

Program Components

Teachers who are selected to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program will:

1) Take part in tailored graduate-level seminars at a U.S. host university.

2) Observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues in U.S. secondary schools.

3) Engage in an online professional learning community with other participants to share best practices and other elements of host and home country educational systems; and

4) Take part in other educational and cultural activities while on program in the United States.

Upon returning home, teachers will share the knowledge and experience gained on the program with teachers and students in their home schools and communities.

University Coursework:

Participate at their host university featuring presentations and discussions led by university staff, faculty members, and invited educational experts. The Fulbright TEA Program provides academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, student-centered learning, content-based instruction, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers.

Online Professional Learning Community:

Each Fulbright teacher will participate in a virtual community with other international educators to collaborate and share best practices about education and leadership in the participating countries.

Logistical Information:

Travel: IREX will make international travel arrangements and provide all teachers with an international airline ticket and a travel allowance to cover the cost of incidental expenses. Fulbright teachers will also be reimbursed for round-trip travel expenses between their home city and the point of departure for the United States; however, participants (or U.S. Embassies and Fulbright Commissions) are responsible for making these domestic travel arrangements to and from the international airport.

You must arrive in the United States on the start date of the Fulbright TEA Program and return home at the conclusion of the program. Any personal travel during the program must be approved by IREX. You may not miss any program activities (including, but not limited to, courses, workshops, field experience, cultural and civic activities) for personal travel or visits. You may not travel outside of the United States. If you do plan to travel within the United States, you are responsible for all related expenses and travel arrangements and must seek prior approval from IREX and your host university at least two weeks in advance by completing the U.S. Travel Authorization Form

Housing: Participants will live on or near the host university campus in housing in rooms arranged for them by the university. Dependents (spouses, children, etc.) are not permitted to accompany the teachers on the program.

Finance: Each Fulbright teacher will receive a maintenance allowance during the program to cover expenses such as supplies for classes, household items, personal items, and cultural and other activities. Included in this total is a daily stipend to purchase groceries, meals at local restaurants, or food from on-campus dining services.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Current secondary school-level, full-time teachers in a school that serves a primarily local (not expatriate) population.
  • Five or more years of classroom experience in English, EFL, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or Special Education.
  • Be citizens of and residents in Algeria.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Submit a complete application.

How to apply

  • 2024-2025 Fulbright TEA Online Application Guide for Applicants, here (PDF: 1MB). For more information about Fulbright TEA Program, please visit TEA’s website: achievement-program-0

Deadline for submission: March 02, 2024

Contact Information:

Lamia Lachtar, Education and English Language Specialist
Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Algiers

Application: CLOSED 
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 547kb)
Recommendation Form (PDF 189kb)
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ  (PDF 121kb)

NB: Please kindly note that due to the high number of applications received, we cannot send individual feedback to every applicant. Only applicants who will make it to the interview phase will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

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 Elgibility and Application Form

The Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program offers foreign English teaching professionals the opportunity to take innovative, online university-level classes and online professional development programming for teachers.

  • Course Description :

“Teaching English for the Future: Teaching to Take on Climate Change”.

This course is delivered by Kansas State University.

  • Course Overview  

The purpose of this online course is for participants to learn about, discuss, and create English Language Teaching (ELT) materials they can use in the classroom to help prepare their students for the future. Participants will examine documents about climate change and the environment and evaluate their usefulness in their own teaching contexts. Participants will then prepare to share what they have learned in the course with colleagues through conference presentations, workshops within their schools, or discussions with others within their context.

For interested candidates please send your applications to: Lamia Lachtar, English Language and Education Specialist at

Program Duration: 4 weeks in summer
Apply Here: Closed

The Student Leaders Program (SLP) is a rigorous leadership and civic engagement program for competitively selected undergraduate and graduate students between the ages of 20 and 24 from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Students are placed in U.S. universities where they complete academic coursework, develop leadership and project management skills, and expand their understanding of civil society and participatory governance processes in the United States and MENA region. The cornerstone of the program is the development of Community Engagement Plans (CEP), where each student identifies an issue/opportunity that they would like to improve in their communities. During the program, students will have the opportunity to meet their American peers, engage in community service activities, and meet civil society organizations.

The Student Leaders Program (SLP) is a yearlong three-part program: pre-summersummer, and post-summer with the most intensive part taking place during the summer. The summer program is an intensive 4-week program, and is tentatively scheduled to take place from June 28 until July 26, 2023. The summer program will either be a virtual, hybrid, or in-person program. Upon completion of the summer program, students will implement their Community Engagement Plans (CEPs) and receive follow-on support, training, and professional networking opportunities, including joining the 2,000 strong MEPI Alumni network. A competitive follow-on Accelerator Workshop may be held in the region.

NB: Please kindly note that due to the high number of applications received, we cannot send individual feedback to every applicant. Only applicants who will make it to the interview phase will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

Program Duration: 1 month in summer 

The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad. The SUSIs for Secondary Educators will take place over the course of five weeks beginning in June 2023.  Three Institutes for Secondary Educators will be offered, two with a focus on classroom teachers and the third with a focus on administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others.  Each Institute will have 20 participants and will include a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour.

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 250kb)
  • Application Form.  (PDF 500kb)


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 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program – World Learnin to learn more, confirm your eligibility, and start your application. Apply by December 15, 2023!

NB: Please kindly note that due to the high number of applications received, we cannot send individual feedback to every applicant. Only applicants who will make it to the interview phase will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding

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.


Application Form: Closed
Program Duration: 5-6 weeks in summer 

Are you a university student between the ages of 18 and 25? If so, the embassy is pleased to announce an exchange program opportunity for you! The Study of the U.S. Institute for Global Student Leaders on Economic Empowerment. The program will help develop participants’ leadership skills and knowledge about economic empowerment in the United States. Applications are Open October 22, 2023 to November, November 30, 2023. To apply visit this link: Summer 2024 Study of the U.S. Institute for Global Student Leaders on Economic Empowerment Application (

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 : Closed
Program Duration: 3 weeks in summer
Apply here:

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.

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 between the ages of 25 and 38 from 101 countries with an intensive professional development exchange program in the United States. CSP fellows collaborate with U.S. organizations to help promote mutual understanding, support local communities, and address some of the world’s most pressing social, political, environmental, and economic issues.

Ambassador Scholarship Fund recipients will travel to the United States for up to four months during their university summer break. You will be matched with host employers in seasonal communities throughout the United States, and will work in seasonal, entry-level jobs with a high-level of interaction with American colleagues and guests. Recipients will meet, work, live with and learn from both people of the United States and other international students while sharing daily experiences. All program fees, round-trip flights to United States, visa interview, SEVIS fee, and health insurance on program. We ask individuals to have access to emergency money just in case. Jobs: These jobs will be entry-level (cashier, waitress, bussing, hotel clerk, lifeguarding, hotel cleaning, etc.) and will give participants the opportunity to practice English, earn a fair wage, and experience summer activities.

NB: Please kindly note that due to the high number of applications received, we cannot send individual feedback to every applicant. Only applicants who will make it to the interview phase will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding 

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)
Application Checklist  (PDF 125kb)
FAQ (PDF1000kb)

2024 Program dates: June 30-July 24, 2024
Program locations: Reno, NV, and Washington, D.C.
Apply here: Closed

The Youth Leadership Program with Algeria (YLPA) is a leadership development opportunity for Algerian and American youth, ages 15-17. This cultural and academic exchange takes place every summer in Reno, Nevada and Washington, DC. The Northern Nevada International Center has coordinated the exchange for 15 consecutive years.

YLPA employs a highly interactive approach both in workshops and in a range of public and community settings. Through engagement in the activities, youth and adult participants will better understand civic participation and the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy, as well as the role that social enterprises play in a community. Participants will stay with an American host family and have the opportunity to engage with and learn from their host family throughout the program. This program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The program is comprised of an intensive training schedule that includes highly academic workshops, project planning, team-building activities, and cultural activities. After the completion of the U.S.-based program, participants are required to complete a post-program service project in their local communities. Participants can expect to be in programming sessions from 8 to 12 hours each day.


NB: Please kindly note that due to the high number of applications received, we cannot send individual feedback to every applicant. Only applicants who will make it to the interview phase will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding

Application Deadline: Open
Application: 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 2024-2025 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:

  • 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.
    • Applicants must submit a detailed statement of proposed activity for research at a U.S. institution; and
    • Applicants must submit a 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 an online application at: Closed

    Application should include:

    • Detailed project statement of proposed activity for research in the U.S.
    • Detailed curriculum vitae.
    • Three letters of reference
    • Bibliography (a list of one to three pages of references relevant to the proposed research)
    • Letter of invitation from a U.S. university or institution typed on institutional letterhead and signed that specifies the proposed academic year.
    • A photocopy of the applicant’s doctoral degree
    • A photocopy of the applicant’s 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 09, 2023.


  • Fulbright Visiting Senior Scholar Program 2024-2025-English (PDF 210kb)
  • Instructions (PDF 807kb)
  • Fulbright Visiting Senior Scholar Program 2024-2025-FR (PDF 175kb)


Application: 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.

– Program Details (PDF 169KB)
Reference letter (PDF 117 KB)
Instructions for Completing the Application (PDF 591KB)

Application: Closed
Program Duration: 5-6 weeks in the fall

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) For Economic Empowerment in The Middle East and North Africa Is a Two-Way Exchange Program Sponsored by The U.S. Department of State.

PFP is designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders committed to strengthening their communities through social entrepreneurship and workforce development. PFP is a fully funded 6-week program including 1 week of intensive training, a 4-week fellowship at an organization in either Washington D.C. or Austin, TX, and a Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, D.C.

Eligibility Requirements

    • 25-40 years of age at time of program
    • A citizen and current resident of Algeria. Residence in Algeria should be during the whole application process till final placement
    • Fluency in English to work full-time at a U.S. worksite
    • A university graduate with a bachelor’s degree or higher
    • Interested in participating in a reciprocal program for Americans coming to your country
    • Currently employed with at least two years’ relevant work experience
    • Able to demonstrate leadership and collaborative skills

Program Details (PDF 131kb)

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


Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) program is a MEPI initiative aiming at offering students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a master’s degree through leading American University with U.S. accreditation in the MENA region. TLG equips graduate students with professional experience needed to advance knowledge and contribute to the achievement of socially relevant outcomes through research that furthers the professionalization of emerging leaders while supporting and increasing scholars’ knowledge in gender issues in specific in the various fields of study.

Graduate Students work closely with leading faculty in their field on research agendas crafted in line with the MEPI-TLG goals. Starting as graduate research assistants while taking their graduate courses, students gain solid research skills that prepare them to conceptualize and conduct their own full-fledged research.

Grounded in common foundational principles such as gender and intersectionality , as well as community service and leadership, the program provides participants with opportunities to engage in related extra-curricular activities. These activities create a sense of belonging and connections to an elite group of humanist and social entrepreneurs, with common concerns and leading roles. Those connections are expected to live beyond the span of the program study years as the participants become alumni of both, the TLG program, and the University. Over the whole path, students and graduates are treated as fellows of the program.

Note: Degrees in medicine or law are not supported under this program.

Application: Closed
Program Duration: 8-week in spring and fall of 2023

OneBeat is accepting applications for two month-long U.S.-based music exchanges scheduled for the spring and fall of 2023. OneBeat 11 (April-May) & OneBeat 12 (September-October) will bring 50 musicians (ages 19-35) from select countries to collaboratively write, produce and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. Each session begins with a residency followed by a tour. OneBeat Fellows will perform for a wide array of American audiences, collaborate with local musicians, and lead workshops with youth. After the program, OneBeat musicians return to their home countries and communities to develop projects linked to mutually-reinforcing networks of music-driven social enterprises.

OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, OneBeat is redefining music diplomacy through a suite of programs employing collaborative music-making as civic discourse. Young musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world explore how artists, communities and institutions can work together to rejuvenate local economies through music, technology, and the creative arts. OneBeat is a global community of tastemakers who link their artistic processes with the betterment of their communities.


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

Fortune – U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership
 May 8-28, 2022
Program Description — English (PDF  313 Kb) – French  (PDF 324Kb)
Application Form (PDF 523Kb)
– Deadline: Closed

The Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership directly supports the United States’ goal of advancing women’s economic empowerment, both locally and globally. Over the past 15 years, the program has connected more than 351 women from more than 55 countries and territories with executive women mentors from the Fortune Most Powerful Women community, resulting in the expansion of professional networks and skill development opportunities for international emerging leaders. This public-private partnership brings emerging women leaders from around the world to the United States for a fully funded mentoring program, which will take place May 8 through May 28, 2022.

Fortune’s Most Powerful Women mentors include CEOs and senior executives from some of America’s most internationally recognized companies such as Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, and Goldman Sachs. The program provides participants with unique opportunities to develop their leadership, management, and business skills while gaining experience in the U.S. business environment. Past participants have expanded their businesses, run for public office in their home countries, won prestigious awards, and been nominated for the CNN Heroes awards.

The program begins with an orientation in Washington, D.C., where mentees meet with senior women leaders in government, business, academia, civil society, and the media.  Participants then travel individually to their host company’s location for a ten-day mentorship with a Fortune Most Powerful Woman and her team.  The program concludes with a debriefing in New York City, where participants reflect on their experience and discuss future leadership opportunities. The program is fully funded by the US Government.

The qualifications for the ideal candidate include:

  • An excellent command of the English language, including business-related terms. The participant must be able to converse freely in English with her fellow mentees and mentors. There will be no exceptions to this qualification. Posts must interview every nominee before sending in her application form.
  • A potential for professional growth. Nominees may include women who are entrepreneurs, those who work in middle/upper management for non- U.S.-based corporations, or women who run business associations, foundations or NGOs.
  • A demonstrated willingness to participate in exchange programs. Participants should welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity.
  • A self-motivated work ethic. Participants should be destined for success in their professions and sectors and exhibit a willingness to work on their business and leadership skills.
  • A previously established commitment to “paying it forward” and helping others, especially women and girls, in their home communities succeed.
  • A compatibility of skills, background, and experience with their potential mentors.
  • A demonstrated ability to be dependable, prepared, and on-time. Participants must also exhibit flexibility and be open to treating the mentoring experience as a learning opportunity.
  • Little or no experience living, working, or studying in the United States, including other ECA-funded exchange programs. This program should be a unique and special opportunity for the ideal candidate.
  • Many past participants have had higher education degrees in business and management, but there is no mandatory education-level qualification.
  • Individuals who work for Fortune 500 companies abroad are not eligible.


Applications are due to the U.S. Embassy in Algiers on February 15, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered.

The application for the next cycle of the Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program will open Monday, November 15! Learn more about CEE and apply below before Friday, January 14 at 11:59 pm EST.


The CEE Program is a dynamic global network of innovators working with communities to address critical 21st Century issues. CEE equips dedicated visionaries with the expertise, skills, and resources to develop multisector approaches and build healthy and engaged communities in over 100 countries.

A transformational leadership development experience, CEE is a year-long program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 21-28, 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.

Fellowship components include:

Three-month Practicum in the United States: IREX matches CEE fellows to civil society organizations throughout the United States. Designated supervisors and peers support the fellows through a three-month, hands-on professional practicum.

Leadership and Civic Engagement Academy: CEE Fellows explore the program themes through interactive curriculum that includes service learning, face-to-face trainings, mentorship, professional coaching, and inclusion in a global network.

Community Engagement Project (CEP): With the help of their U.S. host organization and mentors, CEE fellows design and plan a community engagement project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities.

Community Engagement Project (CEP) Exchange: Select U.S. hosts and CEE Specialists will travel to a CEE Alumnus’ country and work collaboratively to support the fellow’s project implementation and bring back what they learn to strengthen communities across the United States or their home country.

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.

  • You are between the ages of 21-28 at the time of application
  • You are a citizen of one of the eligible countries listed below
  • You have a minimum of two years of professional or volunteer experience at the time of application
  • You are living and working in your home country
  • 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
  • You are committed to returning to your home country to complete a 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 by the time of application
  • 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 IREX employee or consultant, or their immediate family member

Finance Support

The program covers the cost of most expenses associated with:

  • J-1 visa support
  • Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the U.S.
  • Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses while in the U.S. and
  • Accident and sickness insurance

Community Engagement Exchange Online Application

You can use this web link to submit your application for the 2022 – 2023 Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program:

The application for the 2022-2023 CEE Program will be open November 15, 2021 to January 14, 2022.

For general questions about the program, please email For specific questions about hosting a CEE Fellow, contact A member of our team will follow up with additional information.

This course is delivered by the University of Maryland Baltimore

The course is designed to provide participants with current methodologies for teaching English learners (ELs) of different ages in many learning contexts. Participants will discuss and practice a wide variety of strategies and techniques for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). While exploring best practices for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including grammar and vocabulary, participants will learn how to create an effective and communicative language classroom for all learners. In addition, participants will examine what best practices means in the context of teaching English in the 21st century, where English is an international language, and the use of English incorporates modern technologies.

Please send your Applications to:



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 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:


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 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:  

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.


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.


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