Algeria Youth Leadership Program
The 2018 Algerian Youth Leadership Program Application is Closed
2019 AYLP Applications open in December 2018.
This program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is operated in partnership with the Northern Nevada International Center.
History on the Algerian Youth Leadership Program
For 10 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, 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 to the end that participants develop their skills in order to be effective leaders in their schools and communities. The Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Northern Nevada International Center. The students will be immersed in the culture of Reno while they work with journalism students attending the University of Nevada, local consultants and community businesses and organizations. As a follow-on activity, Algerian participants will be tasked with creating a service project for their home community as a way to reinforce their learning. Additionally, the NNIC will plan several activities for the participants to learn about the culture and history of Nevada and the United States.
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 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 insurance coverage. Participants will stay with volunteer host families.