Welcoming the Incoming Fall 2023 Cohort of Tomorrow’s Leaders: An Exciting Journey Begins!

We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to the newest cohort of Tomorrow’s Leaders (TL) Program students from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen. With students representing diverse backgrounds and cultures, this cohort promises to bring rich perspectives to the TL program.

This year, we are excited to announce that the  Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Program welcomes 26 students, while the Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate (TLU) Program comprises 52 students. 27 students will be attending the American University of Beirut (AUB), 24 will be joining the American University in Cairo (AUC), and 27 are set to commence their studies at the Lebanese American University (LAU).

Being selected for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Program is a testament to the hard work and dedication of these students. The demanding application process included challenging essay questions, an English assessment provided by Arizona State University (ASU), interview panels with U.S. embassy staff, and more. Selected students demonstrated not only academic excellence and language skills, but also leadership experience and potential. Each student brings with them a range of experiences and backgrounds that align with the program’s goal to serve socioeconomically underserved students with who represent the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s cultural, religious, and geographic diversity.

In preparation for their academic journey, the new cohort of Tomorrow’s Leaders attended pre-departure orientation and leadership training facilitated by FHI 360. These sessions provided a holistic approach to their upcoming educational experience, offering insights into the academic culture of American-style universities and enhancing their leadership skills . In preparation for their travel to Lebanon and Egypt, essential travel logistics were discussed, ensuring a smooth transition to their chosen universities. The pre-departure orientation concluded with an engaging panel led by TL alumni.  They offered valuable advice and encouragement, sharing their own experiences with the new cohort

We couldn’t be more excited to witness the incredible growth, achievements, and positive impact they will undoubtedly bring to their communities, countries, and the world. Here’s to the inspiring journey that lies ahead for the new cohort of remarkable Tomorrow’s Leaders!