Program Profile

World Learning – DYLEP

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.

The DYLEP conducts a competitive summer exchange and leadership development training entirely online for a diverse cadre of future Iraqi and American youth leaders, with a curriculum emphasizing global leadership, education, and engagement. In addition to meeting and engaging with each other in online workshops and discussion forums, participants explore each other’s cultures through informal contact and pairings with virtual host families. Following the program’s completion, participants are encouraged to implement community-focused projects.

  • Number of Participants: 325
  • Participant Age Group: University/Young Adult
  • Partners in the Middle East and North Africa: World Learning Iraq and Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program
  • Partners in the United States: Global Ties U.S. Member Institutions
  • Project Duration: 22 Months (March 2016 – December 2017)