MEPI – Student Leaders Programme United States


The Student Leaders program offers outstanding undergraduates from across the MENA region an intensive leadership training course of approximately five weeks in the United States from the end of June. The program emphasizes lessons in participatory governance and the application of leadership skills. The Student Leaders program is a rigorous leadership program for up to 60 undergraduate and graduate students from the Middle East and North Africa. Students are divided among U.S. academic institutions where they develop leadership skills and expand their understanding of civil society and participatory governance and how both may be applied in their home communities. Participants have the opportunity to meet their American peers, engage in local community service activities, and observe and take part in the governmental process on the local, state, and federal levels. The program includes academic coursework, as well as study tours to various regions of the United States.


Name of Primary Programme
MEPI – Student Leaders Programme
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Telephone Number
+1 202 647 4000
Programme Type
Leadership Development Programme
Region from which participants are selected
Northern Africa
Organisation website
Programme Funders
African country or countries of programme delivery
Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
Country of operation
United States
Government funding
US Department of State
Region of programme delivery
MENA and Global, North America
Organisation Name
US State Department
Programme Start Date
Are programmes continuing?

Leadership organisation location

Harry S. Truman Building, 2201 C St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
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About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.