- United States of America
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Once the program begins, all costs are covered by the hosting hostelling association except for snacks, souvenirs, and free-time activities.
Upon successful completion of the program, American participants will receive a $500 travel stipend from Hostelling International USA.
IOU Respect is a two-week, intensive, cultural exchange program designed to increase the participants’ knowledge of other cultures, help them develop skills for intercultural communication and foster attitudes that promote mutual understanding and tolerance. Participants from the six countries will engage in a mix of facilitated dialogue sessions (5+ sessions, 3-4 hours each), team-building project work and group outings and activities.
- 18-23 years old
- Fluent in English
- Citizens of the US, Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon or Tunisia with a current passport at the time of the program.