Project Profiles

Where We Work

The Stevens Initiative supports projects across the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. Explore our projects below.

Cohort 2
Project
Karam Foundation
Innovating Across Boundaries” will be a virtual exchange program between students in the United States and in Turkey.
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  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Project
The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
The Dimensions of Storytelling: Media Literacy in a Digital Age (DS) will offer 900 secondary students and their teachers in Cairo and Los Angeles the opportunity to participate in a cross-cultural media literacy program.
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  • California
  • Egypt
Project
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Institute of International Education's (IIE) Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange (HIVE) program will use virtual exchange to form peer-to-peer relationships between university students in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, the West Bank, and the United States.
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  • Arizona
  • California
  • Egypt
  • Illinois
  • Lebanon
  • Montana
  • Morocco
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
  • Virginia
  • Washington
Project
WGBH Educational Foundation
Design Squad Global (DSG) Clubs, a production of WGBH Educational Foundation, provide opportunities for virtual exchanges among middle school-aged children to build their engineering and global competency skills.
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  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Massachusetts
  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Project
Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) is creating an engineering design and innovation virtual exchange program that will bring students together through virtual, joint hackathons.
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  • Lebanon
  • Maryland
  • Palestinian Territories
Project
Ball State University
This project will connect American and Iraqi college students who will collaborate to complete a STEM project-based learning opportunity that is delivered via a computer and/or smart phone mobile platform. 
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  • Indiana
  • Iraq
Project
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska Lincoln (Nebraska) Global Virtual Project is designed to foster cross-cultural engagement between Nebraska and students at partner institutions in Oman, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates, through virtual exchanges, or “global classrooms”.
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  • Jordan
  • Nebraska
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Project
Sister Cities International
The Special Education and Virtual Learning in the U.S. and Palestine (SEVLUP) program will implement two programs between youth who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or require special needs education.
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  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Palestinian Territories
Project
An-Najah National University
Green Futures Exchange will connect students in the Palestinian Territories and the United States at the secondary and university level, providing them with a deeper understanding of environmental sustainability concepts, green buildings, and public policy through team-based projects.
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  • Arizona
  • Palestinian Territories
Project
Arizona State University
The project provides opportunities for secondary school girls from Arizona and Egypt to learn about working with each other through virtual, collaborative, problem-based learning (PBL) in science.
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  • Arizona
  • Egypt
Project
IREX
Post-secondary students from the U.S. and Jordan team up to take on the global challenges facing the hospitality field.
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  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Jordan
  • Pennsylvania
  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Project
The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan
WDI’s M²GATE program connects students across cultures to develop social entrepreneurship projects using virtual resources.
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  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Michigan
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
Project
Al-Quds University
Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement (PAYCE) brings together Palestinian and American university students through a shared curriculum to inspire productive, effective, and positive civic engagement.
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  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • New Hampshire
  • Palestinian Territories
Cohort 1
Project
Wofford College
Wofford College scales up a classroom virtual exchange pilot to integrate the exchange across disciplines, supplement it with research resources, expand the project’s reach, and conduct thorough impact evaluation.
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  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • South Carolina
Project
University of California Berkeley
The University of California Berkeley is running virtual exchanges in a number of its Middle Eastern Studies department courses.
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  • California
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Project
SUNY COIL Center
The SUNY COIL Center provides professional development training and workshops for professors who pair university courses as part of a virtual exchange for their students.
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  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • New York
Project
Soliya
Soliya’s Connect Program connects post-secondary students from vastly diverse backgrounds in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa in face-to-face, curriculum-driven, semester-long dialogue proven to foster understanding and build critical skills.
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  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Morocco
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
Project
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
The National Democratic Institute (NDI)'s Civic Tech Leadership Program is a three-stage intensive mentorship virtual exchange program dedicated to using innovative technology to promote good governance.
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  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Morocco
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Virginia
  • Yemen
Project
iEARN-USA
Through online, teacher-facilitated exchanges, iEARN-USA’s Building Respect through International Dialogue and Global Education (BRIDGE) Program enables students in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa to engage in deep, interactive social learning.
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  • Algeria
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • North Carolina
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Virginia
  • Yemen
Project
Global Nomads Group
Global Nomads Group’s Campfire connects secondary students to complete an online project-based curriculum focused on global citizenship and 21st-century skills in communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
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  • California
  • Jordan
  • Kentucky
  • Morocco
  • New York
  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Tunisia
  • Utah
Project
Eurasia Foundation
Eurasia Foundation’s Generation 7.0 is an integrated mobile game and social networking platform that will connect young adults from the Middle East and North Africa and the United States.
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  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
Project
Chicago Sister Cities International
Chicago Sister Cities International’s STEAMuseum brings students together virtually to create a global online museum.
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  • Illinois
  • Morocco
Project
World Learning
The Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program (DYLEP) is a competitive summer online exchange program, connecting students in the United States with students in Iraq to hone their leadership skills.
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  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Iraq
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington
Cohort 2
Project Profiles

Karam Foundation

Innovating Across Boundaries” will be a virtual exchange program between students in the United States and in Turkey.

Project Locations
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Project Profiles

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

The Dimensions of Storytelling: Media Literacy in a Digital Age (DS) will offer 900 secondary students and their teachers in Cairo and Los Angeles the opportunity to participate in a cross-cultural media literacy program.

Project Locations
  • California
  • Egypt
Project Profiles

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Institute of International Education's (IIE) Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange (HIVE) program will use virtual exchange to form peer-to-peer relationships between university students in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, the West Bank, and the United States.

Project Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Egypt
  • Illinois
  • Lebanon
  • Montana
  • Morocco
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
  • Virginia
  • Washington
Project Profiles

WGBH Educational Foundation

Design Squad Global (DSG) Clubs, a production of WGBH Educational Foundation, provide opportunities for virtual exchanges among middle school-aged children to build their engineering and global competency skills.

Project Locations
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Massachusetts
  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Project Profiles

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) is creating an engineering design and innovation virtual exchange program that will bring students together through virtual, joint hackathons.

Project Locations
  • Lebanon
  • Maryland
  • Palestinian Territories
Project Profiles

Ball State University

This project will connect American and Iraqi college students who will collaborate to complete a STEM project-based learning opportunity that is delivered via a computer and/or smart phone mobile platform. 

Project Locations
  • Indiana
  • Iraq
Project Profiles

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Lincoln (Nebraska) Global Virtual Project is designed to foster cross-cultural engagement between Nebraska and students at partner institutions in Oman, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates, through virtual exchanges, or “global classrooms”.

Project Locations
  • Jordan
  • Nebraska
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Project Profiles

Sister Cities International

The Special Education and Virtual Learning in the U.S. and Palestine (SEVLUP) program will implement two programs between youth who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or require special needs education.

Project Locations
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Palestinian Territories
Project Profiles

An-Najah National University

Green Futures Exchange will connect students in the Palestinian Territories and the United States at the secondary and university level, providing them with a deeper understanding of environmental sustainability concepts, green buildings, and public policy through team-based projects.

Project Locations
  • Arizona
  • Palestinian Territories
Project Profiles

Arizona State University

The project provides opportunities for secondary school girls from Arizona and Egypt to learn about working with each other through virtual, collaborative, problem-based learning (PBL) in science.

Project Locations
  • Arizona
  • Egypt
Project Profiles

IREX

Post-secondary students from the U.S. and Jordan team up to take on the global challenges facing the hospitality field.

Project Locations
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Jordan
  • Pennsylvania
  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Project Profiles

The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

WDI’s M²GATE program connects students across cultures to develop social entrepreneurship projects using virtual resources.

Project Locations
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Michigan
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
Project Profiles

Al-Quds University

Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement (PAYCE) brings together Palestinian and American university students through a shared curriculum to inspire productive, effective, and positive civic engagement.

Project Locations
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • New Hampshire
  • Palestinian Territories
Cohort 1
Project Profiles

Wofford College

Wofford College scales up a classroom virtual exchange pilot to integrate the exchange across disciplines, supplement it with research resources, expand the project’s reach, and conduct thorough impact evaluation.

Project Locations
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • South Carolina
Project Profiles

University of California Berkeley

The University of California Berkeley is running virtual exchanges in a number of its Middle Eastern Studies department courses.

Project Locations
  • California
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Project Profiles

SUNY COIL Center

The SUNY COIL Center provides professional development training and workshops for professors who pair university courses as part of a virtual exchange for their students.

Project Locations
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • New York
Project Profiles

Soliya

Soliya’s Connect Program connects post-secondary students from vastly diverse backgrounds in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa in face-to-face, curriculum-driven, semester-long dialogue proven to foster understanding and build critical skills.

Project Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Morocco
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
Project Profiles

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

The National Democratic Institute (NDI)'s Civic Tech Leadership Program is a three-stage intensive mentorship virtual exchange program dedicated to using innovative technology to promote good governance.

Project Locations
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Morocco
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Virginia
  • Yemen
Project Profiles

iEARN-USA

Through online, teacher-facilitated exchanges, iEARN-USA’s Building Respect through International Dialogue and Global Education (BRIDGE) Program enables students in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa to engage in deep, interactive social learning.

Project Locations
  • Algeria
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • North Carolina
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Virginia
  • Yemen
Project Profiles

Global Nomads Group

Global Nomads Group’s Campfire connects secondary students to complete an online project-based curriculum focused on global citizenship and 21st-century skills in communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.

Project Locations
  • California
  • Jordan
  • Kentucky
  • Morocco
  • New York
  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Tunisia
  • Utah
Project Profiles

Eurasia Foundation

Eurasia Foundation’s Generation 7.0 is an integrated mobile game and social networking platform that will connect young adults from the Middle East and North Africa and the United States.

Project Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
Project Profiles

Chicago Sister Cities International

Chicago Sister Cities International’s STEAMuseum brings students together virtually to create a global online museum.

Project Locations
  • Illinois
  • Morocco
Project Profiles

World Learning

The Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program (DYLEP) is a competitive summer online exchange program, connecting students in the United States with students in Iraq to hone their leadership skills.

Project Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Iraq
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington

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