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.

2021 Grantees
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Enactus US and Enactus Morocco
Enactus Morocco and Enactus US’s Entrepreneurial Exchange helps university students and young adults gain entrepreneurship fundamentals through a virtual course that culminates in ten cross-country, cross-culture teams competing in a project pitch competition.
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  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Morocco
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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Culturingua
Culturingua’s Global Social Entrepreneurship Journey joins high school students in San Antonio, Texas, and in Benghazi, Libya, to develop a social enterprise idea that solves a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal.
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  • Libya
  • Texas
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AMIDEAST
AMIDEAST’s Qisasna facilitates cross-cultural exchange between American and Yemeni students by providing participants with the skills needed to produce podcasts that focus on discussions of global issues, perceptions of both cultures, career opportunities for young people, and community service.
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  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • Yemen
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American University of Ras Al Khaimah
AURAK’s Acknowledge – Challenge – Transform (ACT): Developing Empathetic Leadership prepares college-aged youth in the United States and Middle East with the knowledge and skills required to acknowledge and challenge various forms of biases through empathy.
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  • Lebanon
  • Texas
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Seattle University School of Law
Seattle University School of Law’s Transitional Justice Legal Exchange brings together Moroccan and American law students for a class on transitional justice and human rights co-taught by professors from one Moroccan and one American institution.
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  • Morocco
  • Washington
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WorldDenver
WorldDenver’s World Affairs Challenge Virtual Exchange serves youth ages 14-17 in the state of Colorado and the Middle East and North Africa through an online, mobile-accessible exchange in which bi-national student teams of six to ten participants learn and practice leadership development, cross-cultural communication, and project management.
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  • Colorado
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Morocco
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The New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences’ Junior Academy is a virtual exchange program bringing together a passionate community of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and organizations around the world dedicated to designing innovative solutions to global challenges.
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  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Algeria
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Bahrain
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Morocco
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oman
  • Oregon
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Rhode Island
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Syria
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Yemen
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Hashemite University
Hashemite University’s Research, Education, and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) brings together college-aged youth in the United States and in the Middle East for online, face-to-face learning experiences.
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  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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Soliya – Global Circles
Soliya’s Global Circles are short online dialogue opportunities, bringing together young people from various backgrounds and nationalities for a face-to-face exchange around compelling global issues that matter to youth today.
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  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Morocco
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oman
  • Oregon
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Rhode Island
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Syria
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Yemen
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PATHWAYS Institute for Negotiation Education
PATHWAYS Institute for Negotiation Education’s Game Changers in Education brings together undergraduate education majors and pre-service teachers from the United States and Israel for interactive joint learning and facilitated online exchange focused on developing and applying creative negotiation skills in their schools and communities.
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  • Israel
  • Massachusetts
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LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New…
LaGuardia Community College’s Global Scholars Achieving Career Success (GSACS) is a collaborative multi-campus program that foregrounds UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and career readiness competencies in class-to-class virtual exchanges between students from the City University of New York and universities in the MENA region.
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  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • New York
  • Palestinian Territories
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Institute of International Education (IIE) – HIVER
The Institute of International Education’s Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange for Enhanced Results (HIVER) program develops intercultural communication and problem-solving skills among diverse students at participating U.S. and MENA universities.
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  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Egypt
  • Illinois
  • Jordan
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Palestinian Territories
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Virginia
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The International Foundation for Training and Development and the…
The International Foundation for Training and Development and the Onslow County School District’s Youth for Sustainable Development Goals Virtual Exchange Program brings together and engages high school aged students, grades 9-12, to learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), why they are important, and what these goals represent for students and their community.
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  • Morocco
  • North Carolina
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Global Ties U.S.
Global Ties U.S.’s MENA-USA Empowering Resilient Girls Exchange (MERGE) brings together girls ages 15-19 from the United States and MENA region in a supportive virtual space to learn about their own mental health, develop emotional resilience skills, and share this knowledge with their communities.
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  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Jordan
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Morocco
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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Games for Change
Games for Change’s (G4C) Game Exchange is a virtual exchange program for teens in Bahrain, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States in which teens from the four countries join in creative dialogue and collaboration based on a shared interest in video games and game design.
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  • Bahrain
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Florida International University
Florida International University’s Tabadul: Creating Language-Learning Community Through Virtual Reality brings together college-aged youth in the United States and in the Middle East and North Africa for language-learning and community building through virtual reality (VR).
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  • Algeria
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Morocco
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Engineering World Health
Engineering World Health’s Virtual Engineering Innovation & Cultural Exchange fosters an international collaboration between participants living in the United States, Lebanon, and Jordan with a focus on science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM).
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  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Jordan
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Lebanon
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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SUNY Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University's Bridging Cultures to Defeat COVID-19 is a virtual health sciences education program that brings together American, Middle Eastern, and North African clinical and scientific trainees for collaborative scientific and medical education and for unique professional development and cultural exchange opportunities.
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  • Libya
  • New York
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Empatico
Empatico’s Coding with Empathy Challenge, developed in partnership with Code.org, brings together middle school students from the United States and Egypt to collaborate on a series of empathy-building computer science and virtual exchange experiences.
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  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
2020 Grantees
Project
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and Texas A&M University
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University's School of Agriculture, Fertilization and Environmental Sciences (ESAFE) and Texas A&M University's AgriLife and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences form “ENGAGE: Leadership in a Virtual World,” a collaborative seven-week virtual exchange program that introduces participants to international intercultural competencies through a variety of group assignments with agricultural and non-agricultural leadership themes.
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  • Ben Guerir
  • Texas
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LYDEX and ASU Prep Digital
Lydex and ASU Prep Digital’s Global Leadership Virtual Exchange provides participants in Morocco and the United States a chance to work together via an online exchange course to gain collaboration, cross-cultural, and leadership skills.
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  • Arizona
  • Ben Guerir
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Hassan II University of Casablanca and Kennesaw State University
Hassan II University of Casablanca and Kennesaw State University’s Women’s Leadership Virtual Exchange engages participants from both universities in a unique cross-cultural virtual exchange experience focused on better understanding women’s leadership through research, analysis, and digital storytelling.
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  • Casablanca
  • Georgia
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Enactus Morocco and Enactus U.S.
Enactus Morocco and Enactus U.S.’ Enactus Entrepreneurial Exchange engages participants through a four-week virtual and online entrepreneurship fundamentals course that culminates in a project pitch competition and the award of global entrepreneurship certificates.
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  • Beni Mellal
  • California
  • Casablanca
  • Fez-Meknes
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guelmim-Dakhla
  • Hawaii
  • Marrakech-Benguerir
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oujda
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
  • South Carolina
  • Tangier
  • Taroudant
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
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Stevens Initiative Coronavirus Response Fund Grantees
Through the work of 18 Stevens Initiative Coronavirus Response Fund Grantees, up to 4,500 new participants in 11 MENA countries and the Palestinian Territories and in 24 U.S. states, three tribal communities, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C. will participate in virtual exchange. A number of grants will also prepare 174 educators to implement virtual exchange in fall 2020.
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  • Algeria
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hopi Tribe
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Morocco
  • Navajo Nation
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Pennsylvania
  • Qatar
  • Syria
  • Tewa
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Yemen
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Stevens Initiative Connected Classrooms: Cohort 1
Stevens Initiative Connected Classrooms supports higher education institutions in Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States to build their capacity and prepare faculty to implement meaningful virtual exchange experiences for students.
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  • Georgia
  • Morocco
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Washington
2019 Grantees
Project
World Learning – The Experiment Digital
The Experiment Digital, implemented by World Learning, is a two-month summer virtual exchange program that helps high school-aged youth become more civically engaged by empowering them to plan and execute a community service project.
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  • Alabama
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Morocco
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oman
  • Oregon
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Pennsylvania
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Yemen
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Global Nomads Group (GNG)
Campfire, Global Nomads Group’s (GNG) flagship program, focuses on virtual storytelling – an interdisciplinary and powerful vehicle for youth to build empathy, self-awareness, and global understanding.
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  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • California
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kentucky
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • New York
  • Oman
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Yemen
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IREX
The Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge (GSSC), implemented by IREX, connects participants in the United States, Jordan, and Iraq to virtually collaborate on a sustainable solution to a contemporary business challenge.
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  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
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World Learning – NGCN
The NextGen Coders Network (NGCN) is a virtual exchange implemented by World Learning that brings together university students and young professionals to create solutions to their countries’ greatest challenges using code.
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  • Indiana
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Palestinian Territories
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Soliya – Connect Global: US-MENA
Soliya’s Connect Global: US-MENA brings together college-aged youth in the United States and in the Middle East and North Africa for online, face-to-face dialogue.
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  • Alabama
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Morocco
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oman
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • West Virginia
  • Yemen
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William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI)…
Implemented by WDI, Business & Culture: A Virtual Practicum is a classroom-to-classroom, action-learning course on international business cultures that brings together students from Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, and the U.S.
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  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Michigan
2018 Grantees
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Idmaj Neighborhoods Association
The STEAMuseum engages underserved high school and undergraduate/young adult participants from Casablanca and Chicago in a collaborative virtual exchange where they learn about one another and co-create digital exhibits that reflect their interests in science, technology, engineering, art and math.
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  • Illinois
  • Morocco
2017 Grantees
Project
Karam Foundation
"Innovating Across Boundaries” connects participants in the United States and in Turkey, including Syrian refugees, through project-based learning focused on coding and robotics.
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  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Syrian Refugees in Turkey
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Institute of International Education (IIE) – HIVE
Institute of International Education's (IIE) Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange (HIVE) program uses 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
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WGBH Educational Foundation
Design Squad Global (DSG) Clubs, a production of WGBH Educational Foundation, provide opportunities for virtual exchanges among middle school youth to build their engineering and global competence.
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  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Massachusetts
  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
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Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) is an engineering design and innovation virtual exchange program that brings students together through virtual, joint hackathons.
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  • Lebanon
  • Maryland
  • Palestinian Territories
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Ball State University
This project connects American and Iraqi college students who 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
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska Lincoln (Nebraska) Global Virtual Project fosters cross-cultural engagement between Nebraska and students at partner institutions in Oman, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates, through virtual exchange.
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  • Jordan
  • Nebraska
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Sister Cities International
The Special Education and Virtual Learning in the U.S. and Palestine (SEVLUP) program implements two programs between youth who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or require special needs education.
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  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Palestinian Territories
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An-Najah National University
Green Futures Exchange connects students in the Palestinian Territories and the United States at the high school/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
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Arizona State University
The project provides opportunities for high school/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
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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
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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
2016 Grantees
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 3
Project Profiles

World Learning – The Experiment Digital

The Experiment Digital, implemented by World Learning, is a two-month summer virtual exchange program that helps high school-aged youth become more civically engaged by empowering them to plan and execute a community service project.

Project Locations
  • Alabama
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Morocco
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oman
  • Oregon
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Pennsylvania
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Yemen
Project Profiles

Global Nomads Group (GNG)

Campfire, Global Nomads Group’s (GNG) flagship program, focuses on virtual storytelling – an interdisciplinary and powerful vehicle for youth to build empathy, self-awareness, and global understanding.

Project Locations
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • California
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kentucky
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • New York
  • Oman
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Yemen
Project Profiles

IREX

The Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge (GSSC), implemented by IREX, connects participants in the United States, Jordan, and Iraq to virtually collaborate on a sustainable solution to a contemporary business challenge.

Project Locations
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Project Profiles

World Learning – NGCN

The NextGen Coders Network (NGCN) is a virtual exchange implemented by World Learning that brings together university students and young professionals to create solutions to their countries’ greatest challenges using code.

Project Locations
  • Indiana
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Palestinian Territories
Project Profiles

Soliya – Connect Global: US-MENA

Soliya’s Connect Global: US-MENA brings together college-aged youth in the United States and in the Middle East and North Africa for online, face-to-face dialogue.

Project Locations
  • Alabama
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Morocco
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oman
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Texas
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • West Virginia
  • Yemen
Project Profiles

William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI) – Business and Culture

Implemented by WDI, Business & Culture: A Virtual Practicum is a classroom-to-classroom, action-learning course on international business cultures that brings together students from Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, and the U.S.

Project Locations
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Michigan
Cohort 2
Project Profiles

Karam Foundation

"Innovating Across Boundaries” connects participants in the United States and in Turkey, including Syrian refugees, through project-based learning focused on coding and robotics.

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

Institute of International Education (IIE) – HIVE

Institute of International Education's (IIE) Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange (HIVE) program uses 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 youth to build their engineering and global competence.

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 an engineering design and innovation virtual exchange program that brings students together through virtual, joint hackathons.

Project Locations
  • Lebanon
  • Maryland
  • Palestinian Territories
Project Profiles

Ball State University

This project connects American and Iraqi college students who 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 fosters cross-cultural engagement between Nebraska and students at partner institutions in Oman, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates, through virtual exchange.

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 implements 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 connects students in the Palestinian Territories and the United States at the high school/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 high school/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