Summer Cultural Exchange Program for High School Students – Travel around US!

IYLEPExciting opportunity for Washington, DC high school students with the US-Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). IYLEP provides a fully-funded leadership building and cultural exchange experience to selected students from Iraq and the US.

This summer (2014), 10 American students will participate alongside 31 Iraqi high school students to travel around the US for four weeks in July/August 2014. Activities include leadership trainings, site visits, cultural dialogues with Iraqis, skills workshops. More information is included in the flyer US IYLEP one pager-DC.

The deadline to submit an application is December 15, 2013 and the application can be reached here:


My Community, Our Earth – Collaborative Mapping for Sustainable Development



The Association of American Geographers has a program called MyCOE Global Connections & Exchange. The focus is on sustainable development (e.g., climate change, food security) and raising awareness in our local communities via collaborative mapping. The program is open to high school students and teachers can earn $300 for their classroom. See more details here and visit: