Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students 2014

APPLICATION IS NOW LIVE for 2014 IYLEP Undergraduate Program

Meridian International Center is now accepting applications for the 2014 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students. Funded by the US Embassy, Baghdad and implemented by Meridian International Center, this prestigious program is designed to provide talented, hard-working, and highly motivated Iraqi undergraduate students with an opportunity to spend five weeks studying at a US University on an intensive academic institute in the summer of 2014.

The Application can be found online here:

Applications are DUE December 1st, 2013 by 11:59pm Baghdad Time

Please send any questions that you might have, in regards to the application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


In summer 2014, Meridian International Center will implement the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP), a series of summer exchange programs in the United States for Iraqi undergraduate students sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The program will occur between late June and July 2014. Participants on the IYLEP program will attend daily classroom lectures on their program topic, learn about American society and civic engagement, and receive training to develop practical leadership skills. In addition, there will be daily group activities designed to reinforce classroom learning, including site visits and weekly volunteer opportunities.