Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

About Us


Grant Partner


The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) serves as the grant partner for the Tomorrow’s Leaders program. MEPI is situated within the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. The primary focus of MEPI is to support efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in various areas, including:

  • Expanding political participation
  • Strengthening civil society and the rule of law
  • Empowering women and youth
  • Creating educational opportunities
  • Fostering economic reform

MEPI collaborates with governmental and non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and academic institutions to support projects and initiatives that contribute to reform and positive change in the MENA region. Over 250 organizations have received MEPI funding for their work in the region. works with governmental and non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and academic institutions in support of these goals and has funded projects implemented by more than 250 organizations working for reform and change in the region.

MEPI and LAU are funding the Tomorrow’s Leaders program.

For more information, visit the MEPI website.

Student Recruiter


FHI 360 serves as the student recruiter for the Tomorrow’s Leaders program, acting as the intermediary between MEPI and the program itself. FHI 360 takes on several important responsibilities in the recruitment and selection process of students for the undergraduate and graduate programs. These responsibilities include:

  • Program Promotion and Advertising: FHI 360 is responsible for promoting and advertising the Tomorrow’s Leaders program to potential applicants. 
  • Application and Pre-selection Process: FHI 360 manages the application process for prospective students. They collect and review applications, ensuring that applicants meet the necessary eligibility criteria.
  • English Proficiency Testing: FHI 360 administers English proficiency tests for students applying to the program. This ensures that candidates possess the necessary language skills to excel in the program.
  • Pre-departure Activities: FHI 360 organizes and facilitates pre-departure activities for selected students. These activities may include providing information and support to help students prepare for their academic journey.

US Semester Facilitator

FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization, also serves as the U.S. Semester Facilitator for the MEPI TL program. FHI 360 operates in more than 70 countries and works across all U.S. states and territories. In the context of the MEPI TL program, FHI 360’s role is to facilitate the U.S. semester experience for the program’s participants. 

The responsibilities of FHI 360 as the U.S. Semester Facilitator include: 
  • Orientation: FHI 360 provides orientation sessions to MEPI TL students upon their arrival in the United States. These sessions aim to familiarize the students with the local culture, academic environment, and any necessary practical information to help them adjust to their new surroundings. 
  • Activities and Support: Throughout the U.S. semester, FHI 360 organizes various activities and provides support to MEPI TL students. These activities may include cultural events, workshops, advising, networking opportunities, and other initiatives aimed at enriching the students’ experience and facilitating their integration into American society.  

Find out more about FHI360.

MEPI Alumni Connection

Upon graduation from the Tomorrow’s Leaders program, alumni are referred to the MEPI Alumni Connection, which is currently managed by World Learning.

The MEPI Alumni Connection serves as a platform to support and connect MEPI TL program graduates, helping them to strengthen their networks in their home countries and assist to explore, plan and execute leadership initiatives.

To learn more about the MEPI Alumni Connection, you can visit their website.