Algeria Youth Leadership Program

Algerian Youth Leadership Program Counselor Applications are open!

AYLP Students

Pay: $2,250

Application Deadline: May 12

Staff Training: June 2, 2017

Program Dates: August 7-31, 2017



The Algerian Youth Leadership Program is an intensive 25-day US-based cultural exchange program for 25 Algerian high school students (15-17 years old) and 3 adult chaperones. Counselors will accompany participants to cultural and academic sessions as they learn about civic and community engagement, youth leadership development, diversity and cultural understanding, and technologies such as social media.

Counselors are required to attend a training session on June 2. In addition to pay, all room and board will be paid for during overnight segments at Lake Tahoe (Aug.19-Aug.27) and Washington, D.C. (Aug.28-31)


Applicant requirements include:

  • Ability to work long hours and manage a group of 8-9 young adults throughout the day

  • Must be 21 years or older

  • Must have a clean driving record and be willing to drive 12-15 passenger vans

  • Must pass a background check

  • Interest in international exchange

  • Experience working with youth preferred

  • Lifeguard experience, CPR and/or first aid training is a plus, but not required

  • Knowledge of French and/or Arabic is a plus, but not required


Please submit a resume and cover letter, via email or mail, no later than May 12th to:


Stacy Kinion, AYLP Coordinator

Northern Nevada International Center

821 N. Center St.

Reno, Nevada 89501


For more information contact Stacy Kinion at or 784-7515 x 226





2017 Algerian Youth Leadership Program


2017 Algerian Youth Leadership Program Applications have closed. 

We look forward to receiving your application for the 2018 program in

January, 2018!


Program Information

For 8 consecutive years, NNIC has hosted 28 Algerian secondary school students and educators as part of the Algeria Youth Leadership Program (AYLP). The four-week U.S.-based cultural exchange program, which this year will take place in Washington, D.C. and Reno, Nevada from August 7-31, 2017,  focuses on the primary themes of civic education, youth leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement.  Participants will engage in a variety of activities, such as workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes, interactive training and discussion groups, small group work, presentations, local cultural activities, and homestays with American families, among other activities.

The program will be intensive, academic, and highly interactive. The U.S. Embassy and other sponsors oversee this program to ensure participants are ready to develop their skills in order to be effective leaders in their schools and communities.

Information for AYLP Algerian Participants

The United States government, in conjunction with its private partners, will pay for ground transportation to and from Algiers, international transportation to and from the United States, orientations and workshops, program fees and administration, site visits and seminars, lodging and most meals, some cultural activities, educational materials, and accident and sickness coverage. Participants will stay with volunteer host families.

Participants are responsible for expenses related to the application process (copying, mailing, photographs, etc.), passport fees, spending money for souvenirs, telephone calls, and other personal items in the United States.

Participants will travel to the United States on J-1 exchange visitor visas provided through this program. By accepting this visa, participants will be subject to a two-year home residency requirement, meaning they must return to and live in Algeria for a total of two years before they would be eligible for an immigrant or temporary worker U.S. visa. This does not restrict other types of visas, however, so this would not prevent participants from being able to apply for a student visa to attend university, for example.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Northern Nevada International Center.

2017 Algerian Youth Leadership Program Applications have closed.