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2012 Events

American Corner hosts MEPI session

Students from Polytechnic University attending MEPI session

American Corner at Polytechnic University

On January 22, alumnae of the Middle East Partnership Initiative Student Leaders Program (MEPI SL), Reem Mearaj, Huda Al-Hawaj and Eman Ahmed, held an information session in the newly-opened American Corner at Bahrain Polytechnic.  The alumnae shared their experiences with prospective applicants to the 2012 MEPI SL program, and answered a broad variety of questions.  They emphasized the uniqueness of the program and the value of understanding and appreciating the principles of democracy.  

The MEPI SL is a fully-funded six-week intensive leadership training program in the U.S. for undergraduate students.  Participants develop collective problem-solving skills while exploring U.S. history and culture to expand their leadership skills and knowledge.  The program consists of hands-on leadership training workshops, academic sessions, site visits, community service projects, optional home stays and other opportunities for interaction with Americans peers.