DYLEP stands for Digital Youth Leadership Exchange.  It’s a fully funded digital exchange between American high school students and their counterparts in Iraq that lasts from June to August 2017.  Participants (ages 15-18 at the time of June 1st) engage with each other on designing community service projects and youth leadership activities through online forums, webinars, and other digital spaces.  They participate from their home community, and have the flexibility to do exchange activities around their schedules.

Since DYLEP is an online program, it does not involve any travel. Students can participate from anywhere and structure the work around their own schedules. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Eligible students should be 15 – 18 years old at the time of June 1, 2017, should have completed at least one year of high school before June 2017, should have a high school graduation year of 2018 or later, should reside in the United States, and should be proficient in the English language.

You should apply if you are:

  • Interested in international affairs, global issues, tackling problems in the 21st century
  • Interested in learning about different countries and bridging cultures
  • Passionate about bringing about change in your community


You can learn more here & can apply at dylep.org/apply/. The deadline for your application is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

You can email questions to dylep@worldlearning.org.