The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem Announces the MEPI Student Leaders Institute Program

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem Announces the MEPI Student Leaders Institute Program

Deadline: No later than February 8th, 2013


The MEPI Student Leaders Institute is fully-funded five-week intensive leadership training program in the U.S. for undergraduate students. The program will last approximately six weeks, from June 22 – August 3, 2013. Georgetown University will handle all travel arrangements to and from the United States. All programs will also share two key components: a five-week academic residency at the host institution and a one-week study tour designed to complement and reinforce the concepts explored in the academic residency. The Institute consists of hands-on leadership training workshops, academic sessions, site visits, community service projects, optional home stays and other opportunities for interaction with Americans peers.

You can apply if you:

Are a Palestinian citizen, living and attending school in the West Bank, East Jerusalem or Gaza.


Are not carrying an American passport or an American green card.


Are a current university students, aged 18 to 24 years old.


Are proficient in English.


Are mature, responsible, independent, open-minded, tolerant, and thoughtful.


Have a strong interest in learning about the United States.


Are committed to returning to your home country/community following completion of the program;


Demonstrate strong leadership potential;


Have a sustained high level of academic achievement;


Demonstrate a commitment to civic engagement;


Have no prior travel experience in the United States and limited or no study or travel experience outside your home country;


Are willing and able to participate fully in intensive academic, community service, and educational travel activities;

Are comfortable with campus life, sharing living accommodations while traveling with a multinational group of participants from the Middle East and North Africa region and with U.S. citizens, and making adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those of their home countries/communities; and


Are comfortable spending a portion of Ramadan in the United States.


Are not a former US Government grantee. 


Nomination forms can be found at: (US Consulate website: 

Nomination forms should be submitted electronically to (Gaza). 

Please submit a copy of your passport, CV and nomination form by February 8, 2013.


Gaza Applicants: Email CV and application to (; call 08-286-4623 or 059-967-7317 for more information.

You can find more information in this file:

13 MEPI Student Leaders Announcement.docx