A Department of State program that brings Iraqi students to the US for the summer – is looking for US exchange participants to join the Iraqi exchange participants on their trip around the United States.
Participants will have the opportunity to develop community action projects, build leadership and peacebuilding skills, and engage in experiential learning activities that promote mutual understanding between the people of Iraq and the United States.
This opportunity is open to students from all over the United States. To be eligible, students should apply at
There is no fee to participate in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program; participants will be selected through a merit-based application and interview process.
The deadline for applying is January 31st, 2018.
ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute
The 2018 ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of students from across the country for an intensive week-long program that includes:
Workshops on how to build effective advocacy strategies – for every community and against great odds
Visits with members of Congress and/or Congressional staff on Capitol Hill to discuss legislation and public policy
Events in and around Washington, D.C., including museums, monuments, and visits to college campuses
Lectures and seminars from a wide array of civil liberties and political experts and practitioners (see website for examples of past speakers)
This is an incredibly important time for politically engaged young people to come together with ACLU experts to develop strong leadership skills, build relationships with other activists, and advance their advocacy abilities to fight on behalf of justice and equality. Join us!
Space is limited and applications must be in by January 19, 2018. For more information, please visit