2017 Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders – Religious Pluralism in the U.S. Program

The U.S Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the 2017 Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders – Religious Pluralism in the U.S. program.

The program will take place in June and July of 2017 and will start with a four week academic residency that consists of a series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. Following the classroom portion, students will take an educational tour to meet with local leaders of different faiths and leaders of nonprofit organizations. They will also visit important religious sites.  The Institute will conclude with a three-day program in Washington, D.C.

The program is open for Lebanese and long-term Palestinian residents in Lebanon who are undergraduate students with at least one academic semester left in their studies after the program. They should be between 18 and 25 years and interested in interfaith dialogue.

The program application deadline is January 6, 2017 at noon and more information is available on the program page on the Embassy website.

As with all U.S. Embassy-sponsored programs, the U.S. Government pays for all major expenses, including roundtrip airfare, shared accommodation during the program, meals and health insurance.  Competition is merit-based and Lebanese and long-term Palestinian residents in Lebanon from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex, age, and/or physical impairment.