About

World Learning’s Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program (DYLEP) is an online exchange program for high school students in Iraq and the United States from June to August 2017. Through DYLEP, students develop their leadership skills, learn how to work together with people of diverse backgrounds, and design concrete projects to address issues in their communities.

Started in 2016, DYLEP is a program funded by the Stevens Initiative, a partnership aimed to increase exchanges between youth in the U.S. and the Middle East. Selected students will participate in DYLEP completely free of charge, and learn using videos, discussion forums, online chats, webinars, and games. Students will also meet online in small groups to exchange opinions and perceptions towards global issues with other participants in Iraq and the U.S.

Since DYLEP is an online program, it does not involve any travel. Students can participate from anywhere and structure the work around their own schedules. We encourage people with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds to apply!

DYLEP is sponsored by the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (Stevens Initiative), the U.S. Department of State, and the Bezos Family Foundation.