Who We Are

Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST is a leading American nonprofit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. We believe that self-forged, fulfilled lives lead to understanding, mutual respect, and a more peaceful, productive world.

Our vision 

is a world where all people have access to opportunities that enable them go as far as their dreams, talents, and dedication can take them.

Our mission

is to create hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges.

Our goals 

  • Expand educational and training opportunities
  • Build cross-cultural understanding
  • Empower women and youth
  • Prepare individuals for jobs in the global economy
  • Strengthen institutions and communities

Making a Difference

With an annual portfolio of $66 million, staff of 1,200, and more than 20 offices in 11 MENA countries, AMIDEAST is making a difference. In 2018, our programs and services benefited:

  • 2,350 exchange and scholarship students
  • 15,500 youth and women empowered through special programs
  • 57,000 students and professional trainees
  • 100,000 recipients of academic guidance
  • 210,000 test-takers