DEADLINE TO APPLY IS January 31st, 2020

Fill out the application below to apply to be a participant on the Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Program in the Middle East in late May/early June of 2020 (exact dates forthcoming). Due to the early arrival of Ramadan, we are now splitting the program into two trips (Winter/Summer). The Winter trip will begin after Christmas & before New Year, and end 2 weeks later (before the Winter semester begins). Students will visit the UAE and Oman. The 2-week Summer trip will begin sometime early in the Summer, and students will visit Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. Students can apply to either or both trips. The application you see below is for the Winter 2020 trip.

In order to be eligible you must:

  1. Be a US Citizen
  2. Be over 18 years of age
  3. Have completed at least one year of undergraduate study by the program travel dates.

Note: Seniors will only be considered for the program if they can demonstrate clear plans to continue their studies and benefit the academic community upon their return.

Successful applicants typically:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  2. Demonstrate strong leadership potential based on involvement in extracurricular activities and school organizations, or in internship and work experience

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Application Form

Attach a copy of your transcript from any and all universities where you were enrolled as a student.
Must come from a professor at your university who can accurately comment on your academic ability.
May come from another professor, advisor, employer, community member, or other personal contact (excluding family members) who can accurately comment on your involvement in your community.
(please note: limit is 250 words)
Please describe your reasons for applying to the 2020 Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Program. Provide details about your background and explain why you are passionate about the Middle East specifically. Indicate why participation on this program is necessary to achieve your personal and professional goals. (Please note: limit is 700 words)
Please describe how you would incorporate your experience on the 2020 Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Program into your academic and surrounding communities. Relate your plan to the program objectives and explain how your plan will foster mutual understanding between different faiths and cultures. (Please note: limit is 700 words)
Provide details about projects you plan to execute on campus and in your communities upon your completion of the Ibrahim leadership and dialogue student travel program in the Middle East with Queens College. Make sure to include a timeline table in your proposal. If you plan to collaborate with current or former fellows, please provide names and indicate duties per fellow. (Please note: limit is 700 words)
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