Building cross-cultural understanding

Expanding educational opportunities

Preparing individuals for jobs in the global economy

Strengthening institutions and communities

Empowering women and youth

AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. 

Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST in its early years focused on promoting U.S. study to students in the MENA region and managing U.S. scholarships and exchanges such as the flagship Fulbright Foreign Student Program.  While these important programs continue apace, our work has expanded significantly. 

Today AMIDEAST programs and services touch the lives of half a million individuals a year – improving educational opportunities and quality, strengthening local institutions, and developing language and professional skills critical for success in the global economy. 

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