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Ibrahim Student Leadership &
Dialogue Middle East Program

The Ibrahim and Queens College Student Leadership Program in the Middle East
offers qualified undergraduate students a fully funded, four-week exploration of Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. Students will meet with national, cultural, and religious leaders as well as grassroots activists and economic entrepreneurs—people who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to promoting tolerance and mutual understanding. Students also will meet with people who represent more challenging viewpoints. This on-the-ground experience will ultimately inform students’ subsequent ideas and endeavors concerning this vital region.

Our Mission

To empower cross-cultural, interfaith networks of American student-scholar-activists with a nuanced understanding of the complexities of this strategically vital region. Students interact with a broad spectrum of Middle Eastern cultures and perspectives, particularly in the fields of religious understanding, social entrepreneurialism, and conflict transformation.

Apply Now

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, leadership skills, and an interest in the Middle East, apply now for a once-in-a-lifetime transformative experience in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.

The program runs from mid-May to mid-June; exact dates are forthcoming. Applications will be accepted up until March 1. (Please note: a late recommendation letter will not disqualify an applicant.) Click here to apply.

“My experience with the region was all on paper…getting to actually go and experience perspectives firsthand from people who are living across the region, that was a really exciting feeling and also a little bit nerve wracking at the same time.”

“It was definitely a rush of happiness, excitement, and not knowing what I’m going
to see next.”

“It’s not just about politics, it’s not just about times of pain and sorrow and frustration and anguish. It’s really about appreciation…and there’s also a lot of fun that’s added in.”



Contact Information

Professor Mark Rosenblum
Nashwa El-Sayed
Research Fellow and Assistant Manager

Jefferson Hall, Room 308
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY, 11367

Phone: 718-997-4527
Website: Ibrahim website
Application: Click here


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