Algeria Youth Leadership Program
Submissions for AYLP 2017 have ended. Please come back again in 2018!
Secondary school students and educators from Algeria participated in the Algeria Youth Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. and Reno, Nevada. The four-week U.S.-based cultural exchange program, scheduled for August 10-September 4, 2016, 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.
2017 Algerian Youth Leadership Program Applications have closed.