The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is located within the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Its focus is on assisting efforts in the MENA region to:
- expand political participation
- strengthen civil society and the rule of law
- empower women and youth
- create educational opportunities
- foster economic reform
MEPI 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.
For more information, visit the MEPI website.
Both MEPI and LAU are funding the Tomorrow’s Leaders program.
The America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) is the link between MEPI and the Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate Program’s academic partners and students. Its responsibilities include promoting and advertising the program, conducting the application and pre-selection process,administering English proficiency tests for students, and conducting pre-departure activities, including orientation workshops and visa arrangements.
Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST is a private, non-profit organization that works to strengthen ties between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa region. The organization provides a range of educational services, supports numerous institutional development projects in the region, and administers educational exchange programs.
For more information, visit the AMIDEAST website.
IREX-MEPI Alumni Connection
Upon students’ graduation, LAU MEPI TL refers the alumni to the MEPI Alumni Connection currently managed by IREX which, in its turn, helps them to establish solid grounds with the purpose of strengthening their networks in their home countries and assisting to explore, plan and execute leadership initiatives.
Find out more about IREX by visiting their official website.
US Semester Facilitator
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. FHI 360 role in the MEPI TL program is to provide orientation, activities to MEPI students during the US semester. As the recipients come from a different cultural background, FHI 360 takes necessary measurements to integrate them in the society and make out of the US semester an enriched and successful experience.