Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program ( IYLEP )
IYLEP ((Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program)
IYLEP is a four-week summer exchange program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is currently administered by the U.S. NGO, World Learning. This flagship program provides Iraqi students the opportunity to develop leadership and community skills while learning about American culture as they travel across the United States. IYLEP high school and undergraduate programs have provided invaluable cross-cultural opportunities for approximately 2,500 Iraqi students since its creation in 2007. They return to Iraq as inspired young leaders who make a positive impact in their home communities. This year IYLEP will provide more than 290 Iraqi high school and undergraduate students with this unique educational exchange experience.