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US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Programs

US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Programs






USA, Jordan

Fully Funded

Some countries


Feb 3, 2023

More details :

U.S.-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program (UJLEP) is a three-year program designed to support a new generation of collaborative, creative and values-driven Jordanian leaders who drive success and growth in their economy and civil society while strengthening ties between the U.S. and Jordan. To build skills essential to collaboration and interdisciplinarity, creative problem-solving and innovation, and equity and inclusion. The first phase of  UJLEP is a robust leadership training to judiciously selected diverse cohorts of fellows with demonstrated high potential in key economic and social development disciplines; the second phase of the program is U.S. exchange experience - including tailored practicums at selected U.S. host organizations, visits to entities working in the UJLEP disciplines, homestays with American families, volunteer work and cultural activities - will enhance fellows’ technical skills and understanding of U.S. culture. Through follow-on projects upon their return from the U.S., UJLEP fellows will practice their new leadership and technical skills, while benefitting Jordanian communities. Upon returning from the USA, UJLEP Alumni will be part of a sustainable Alumni Network providing the supporting infrastructure for their continued leadership journey. Alumni will have the opportunity to network across cohort years to develop new network connections, exchange technical expertise in their disciplines, and explore collaborations. Alumni will have the chance to partner with other alumni and with their U.S. host organizations in a small grants program for community-based solutions to local and regional issues, under which young specialists from the U.S. host organizations will come to Jordan for an abbreviated reciprocal exchange.

Eligibility :
  • Age 21-35;

  • Citizen of Jordan;

  • Currently living and studying/working in Jordan at the time of application;

  • Has a minimum of one-year of professional experience (work, internship, volunteer or initiatives) in one of the eight UJLEP disciplines: Business and entrepreneurship; civil society; community engagement; women’s empowerment; diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility (DEIA); civic participation; public health; and environment and climate change), at the time of application;

  • Able to begin the UJLEP Program in the United States in 2023;

  • Able to receive a U.S. J-1 Visa;

  • Committed to returning to their home country after completion of the program and implementing a community-based project.

Required documents :
How to apply :

This is the official application for the first US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Programs (UJLEP) for Young Jordanian Leaders, all applicants must complete their application through this system.  Please click the button below to begin your application for the program.

The Scholarship Benefits:
  • J-1 visa support

  • Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the U.S.

  • Accommodation will be in a form of homestays with American families.

  • Monthly allowance to cover transportation, meals, and other living expenses while in the U.S. and Accident and sickness health benefits.

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