Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled or by March 1, 2018. We will accept applicants on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early.



This application is open to post-secondary (undergraduate) students aged 18-30. In the United States, this opportunity is available to students attending Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint campuses), and Wayne State University. The opportunity is also available to undergraduate students aged 18-30 from Libya, Morocco, Tunisia or refugees currently residing in one of these four countries. (Note: The program is no longer accepting applications from Egypt, as the applicant pool is at capacity.) We encourage applicants from a variety of disciplines – including Engineering, Business, Healthcare, and Liberal Arts – to apply. We strongly encourage women, refugees, and persons with disabilities to apply. (Students who have previously participated in a U.S. Government-funded exchange program are, unfortunately, ineligible for this program.)

In the application, you will be prompted to upload a one-paragraph bio, a photo of yourself, and a scanned copy of your passport if you possess one (not necessary for U.S. students). These documents will help the program coordinators and your fellow participants learn more about you and enable preparation of the visa documents if you are selected to travel to the USA at the end of the program. (Note that only project management and visa processing personnel will see your passport copy.)

You may return to the application within one week using the same link by using the bookmark feature (if you do not bookmark your spot, you will lose your progress). You must use the same computer and browser (or smartphone). Do not press the final >> button until you are completely finished (you will be notified when you reach this point).

If you have any questions or concerns, or need additional information, please contact us.



The Stevens Initiative is an international effort to build global competence and career readiness skills for young people in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa; it is funded by several public and private donors including the U.S. Department of State and the Bezos Family Foundation.

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