• June 24 - August 3, 2024
  • Full Scholarship

Designed to connect hundreds of young people across the United States with peers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, such as Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Palestinian Territories, and Yemen, The Experiment Digital Leadership in STEM prepares participants to be more civically engaged and lead change. This fully funded six-week summer virtual experience teaches high school students to formulate and implement STEM projects in their local communities.

Students come away from the program with:

  • An enhanced understanding and practice of leadership
  • Increased knowledge on STEM career paths
  • Mutual understanding between youth from different cultures
  • The Experiment Digital, a pioneer in virtual exchange programming, launched in 2016. Our programs draw upon best practices in experiential learning accumulated over decades of Experiment programming. Originally launched to connect Experimenters with students in countries to which travel and traditional programs were not possible, The Experiment Digital Leadership in STEM is now providing a critical outlet for global intercultural exchange.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Completion in Leadership in STEM, access to the U.S. Department of State’s International Alumni Network, unique project funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of State, and a $400 scholarship toward participation in one of The Experiment in International Living’s summer 2025 programs around the world.

PROGRAM DATES

  • June 24, 2024 to August 3, 2024
  • Program orientation takes place the week of June 17, 2024, and is a time commitment of one hour.
  • The time commitment is 2-4 asynchronous hours per week, and 1 hour per week is optional synchronous online meeting time.

Location:

Online

Benefits

  • Students come away from the program with enhanced leadership and digital competencies, the skills necessary to plan and implement a community service project, awareness of college and career opportunities in STEM, and increased mutual understanding with youth from different backgrounds.
  • Students who complete the program receive a Certificate of Completion in leadership and global issues analysis, access to the U.S. Department of State’s International Exchange Alumni network, unique project funding opportunities, and a $400 scholarship toward participation in one of The Experiment’s programs around the world.

Eligibilities

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are between the ages of 14–19 years old
  • Are currently enrolled in or have not yet completed high school
  • Reside in the United States or the MENA region, including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Palestinian Territories, and Yemen
  • Have basic English language competency
  • Have regular access to the Internet*
  • Can devote 2- 4 hours each week to the program

*Internet support may be available upon request.

Eligible Regions: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Palestinian Territories, Yemen, United States of America

Application Process

  • Interested students can apply through the Apply Now link.
  • The application requires simple biographical data and 5 short responses of about 100 words.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2024 (74 Days Remaining)

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