Student Leader Predeparture Orientation

On June 20, Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson and Cultural Specialist Janan Shaikh Abdulla met with six Bahraini students participating in a Student Leaders Exchange program.  The Student Leaders program is a fully-funded, six-week, intensive leadership training program in the U.S. for undergraduate students.  The program will take place in various U.S. host institutions, from June 26 to August 5, 2016.

Alumni from the 2015 program shared their first-hand experience of university campus life in the United States. with the outgoing 2016 participants. Alumni encouraged the students to be proactive in the program, learn as much as possible about U.S. culture and society and engage with their American peers.

Participants in the Student Leaders program, develop leadership and collective problem-solving skills, and explore U.S. history and culture..  The program also includes hands-on leadership training workshops, academic sessions, site visits, community service projects, optional homestays to interact with American peers, and other cultural activities.  This year’s partnering U.S. host institutions are Georgetown University, University of Delaware, Montana State University, Benedictine University, Roger Williams University and Portland State University.