World Affairs Council
Program Dates: Summer 2021
Application Deadline: April 20, 2021

Designed to connect hundreds of young people across the United States with peers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, The Experiment Digital Youth Leadership & Community Service prepares participants to be more civically engaged and lead change. This fully funded eight-week summer virtual experience teaches high school students to formulate and implement service projects in their local communities.

Students who participate in The Experiment Digital: Youth Leadership & Community Service will come away from the program with:

• An enhanced understanding and practice of leadership
• Increased involvement in civil society and volunteering
• Mutual understanding between youth from different cultures

The Experiment Digital Youth Leadership & Community Service, a pioneer in virtual exchange programming, launched in 2016. The program draws upon best practices in experiential learning accumulated over decades of Experiment programming. Originally launched to connect Experimenters with students in countries to which travel and traditional programs were not possible, The Experiment Digital Youth Leadership & Community Service is now providing a critical outlet for global cross-cultural exchange in a time of crisis.

Upon successful completion of the program, experimenters receive a Certificate of Completion in Leadership & Global Issues Analysis, unique project funding opportunities, and a $400 scholarship towards participation in one of The Experiment in International Living’s Summer 2022 programs around the world.

For more information, learn more here.