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The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) enables Iraqi and U.S. high school students, undergraduate students, and adult mentors to develop leadership skills and build action plans to strengthen the future of Iraq and the U.S. Founded in 2007, IYLEP has brought together over 3000 young leaders together to foster relationships among youth from different backgrounds and promote mutual understanding between the people of Iraq and the U.S.

World Learning encourages all qualified individuals from all backgrounds in Iraq to apply. 

Deadline to Apply: December 6, 2021 (11:59 PM EST Time) 



For additional questions, please email us at IYLEP@worldlearning.org or call the Embassy Help Desk for Youth Exchange Programs at 07704432032 (Sunday through Thursday 8:00a to 4:00p)

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**We continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on IYLEP (Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs) and the travel industry. As such, we are currently planning for in-person exchanges for summer 2022. Given the changing nature of the pandemic, programs may need to pivot to virtual exchanges. Regardless of the format we will offer programs in 2022 and will post updates as available.**

***2020 and 2021 Virtual IYLEP Program participants are ineligible to reapply for in-person high school programs. However, Summer 2021 digital IYLEP participants are now eligible to apply for only the in-person IYLEP Undergraduate exchange moving forward as long as all eligibility requirements are still met. IYLEP Undergraduate digital participants (ages 21 and up) are eligible for the in-person Adult Mentor role for IYLEP High School.***

World Learning respects the privacy of your personal information. Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, protect, store, and use your data. Personal data collected via this application will be used to consider you for participation in, and communicate with you about WorldLearning Programs. Personal data provided via this application may be transferred to and processed by the U.S. Department of State or other partner organizations, as necessary, to administer WorldLearning Programs. IYLEP and Youth Ambassadors Applicants below the age of 16 years must have the consent/permission of parent(s) or legal guardian(s) prior to completing the application. World Learning may verify that such consent has been given prior to considering applicants for any WorldLearning Program.

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