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Announcing Global Hosting Opportunities

May 31, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is announcing three opportunities to bring the world to your home through the long-term Kosovo Youth Exchange Program (KYEP), or the short-term Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs (IYLEP) and the Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) program.

KYEP brings student leaders from Kosovo to study in area high schools for one academic year. The program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo, and run by CCWA. Currently, there are seven KYEP students studying in Ohio, and they are enjoying their time in our communities very much! CCWA is accepting applications to host for the 2014-15 academic year (semester placements also considered). Apply by May 29 to be considered!

IYELP is a short-term exchange program with student leaders from Iraq. CCWA is working with the U.S. Department of State to bring 14 Iraqi students and an adult mentor to the Cleveland area this summer, July 10-24. Students will study the theme of social entrepreneurship while getting to know Cleveland and American culture. A group of local high school students will be able to accompany the Iraqi group on the program and learn about social entrepreneurship and leadership. CCWA is accepting applications to host a student or the adult mentor over the program, July 10-24. Apply by June 6 to be considered!

Jóvenes en Acción is another short-term exchange program with student leaders from Mexico. A group of 15 high school students selected by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City will be in Cleveland July 21-August 2. Students will attend a program focused on domestic violence and bullying prevention, and use the skills they learn to create projects to implement in their home communities. CCWA is accepting applications to host a student over the program, July 21-August 2. Apply by June 20 to be considered!

Share your culture, learn about Kosovo, Iraq, or Mexico, and make a friend for life – host!

For more information, contact Madeline Rife, Global Youth Programs Officer, at or 216-255-9007.


May 31, 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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