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TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the Chair and President....................... 1

AMIDEAST’s English for Kids classes help young learners get an early start in becoming confident English users.

Creating Hope, Opportunity, and Understanding.........2 Hope .................................................................4 Opportunity...................................................... 8 Understanding ................................................ 12 Financial Statements............................................... 16 Donors, Partners, and Sponsors............................... 17 AMIDEAST Board .................................................... 19 Advisory Boards......................................................20 Senior Staff............................................................. 21 Training Partners.....................................................22 Field and Project Offices..........................................24

OUR MISSION AMIDEAST is dedicated to creating 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.

ABOUT AMIDEAST Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST is a private, U.S. nonprofit organization with a long and distinguished record of engagement in international education, training, and development assistance in the Middle East and North Africa. Working with local, regional, and international partners, it provides programs and services to improve educational opportunity and quality, expand access to U.S. study, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy.

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Hope – Opportunity – Understanding. Three words that re-define the AMIDEAST mission and signal a renewed call to action to buttress three much-needed pathways during these challenging times: • A hopeful future for youth • Opportunities to acquire tools and knowledge to shape that future • Understanding that fosters the global perspective needed for the 21st century Our mission is straightforward, yet the difficulties are many. Across the MENA region, youth seek education and training opportunities that translate into jobs and career paths — the critical elements of a more hopeful future. Our 2018 annual report highlights our work during the year to pursue our three-pronged mission. Notably, our 11 country operations spearheaded training in English language and workforce skills for nearly 60,000 individuals. We also enabled 2,350 students and professionals to benefit from opportunities for educational and cultural exchange. With the support of generous sponsors and donors we sustained more than 80 programs, enabling us to empower over 15,500 young men and women, many of them disadvantaged and underserved. Equally important though less visible were our efforts during 2018 to continue laying the groundwork to meet emerging challenges in the coming years. The ongoing turmoil in the region since 2011 requires us to adjust to rapidly changing landscapes and develop better ways to marshall and deploy our resources to meet new, pressing needs, particularly among the thousands displaced by conflict. Critical help from supporters like you has made it possible during the past nearly seven decades for AMIDEAST to stay proactively engaged in addressing education and training needs in the Middle East and North Africa. Over the years, we have been buoyed by the positive difference our work has helped make in so many lives. On behalf of the board and staff of AMIDEAST, we thank you for your interest and support and look forward to continuing our work together. Sincerely,

Dr. Mary W. Gray Chair, Board of Directors

The Honorable Theodore H. Kattouf President and CEO

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Tunisian high school students were excited as they arrived in the United States in August 2018 at the start of their exchange year on the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program.

COUNTRIES

• Egypt

• Saudi Arabia

• Iraq

• Tunisia

• Jordan

• UAE

• Kuwait

• West Bank/Gaza

• Lebanon

• Yemen

• Morocco

• USA

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EducationUSA ADVISING CENTERS

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 ARTNERS P & SPONSORS

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PROGRAMS IMPACT

2,350 EXCHANGE & SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS

15,500 YOUTH EMPOWERED

57,000 TRAINEES

100,000 EDUCATIONAL ADVISING CONTACTS

210,000 TESTS ADMINISTERED

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OPE, OPPORTUNITY, DERSTANDING “AMIDEAST was my gateway to realizing my dreams.” — KHALED SHEHADA

The youth we work with in the Middle East and North Africa are resilient, resourceful, and determined to succeed despite the unstable and uncertain future they face due to conflict, political turmoil, and the region’s high unemployment rates for youth and women. Our programs and services develop skills and knowledge that will help undergird their resolve and ability to navigate a more hopeful future for themselves, their families, and their societies in the following ways. • By providing lifelines of HOPE for youth facing the most challenging conditions • By expanding OPPORTUNITY as youth gain skills and know-how that enable them to realize their potential • By helping youth develop the global UNDERSTANDING required for success in an increasingly interconnected world

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HOPE AMIDEAST works with teens, such as these girls in Gaza, to build skills that will advance their educational and job prospects.

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HOPE In the face of many challenges across the Middle East and North Africa, AMIDEAST provided pathways to a more hopeful future.

IN YEMEN, our offices in Sana’a and Aden continued to provide the full range of AMIDEAST services. Our Aden office also delivered training to more than 350 young men and women through the Youth Restoring Hope, or Nahdhat Shabab, Project, giving them employability and vocational skills that will enable them to contribute to economic recovery and to support postconflict governance mechanisms. Moreover, the English After School Program helped 100 disadvantaged youth to develop language and life skills, as well as the values of civic responsibility, tolerance, and openness needed in war-torn Yemen.

IN PALESTINE, our five offices in the West Bank and Gaza delivered training to nearly 12,000 Palestinians, including more than 2,650 teenagers in the U.S. Department of State-funded English Access Microscholarship (Access) Program. They also advanced the college dreams of hundreds of youth through the Taawon Bridge Palestine and MEPI-funded Abraham Lincoln Incentive Grants programs, as well as through EducationUSA advising services and scholarship and exchange programs. Of particular note, the Hope Fund counted 47 Palestinian students, many from refugee backgrounds, in various stages of their undergraduate studies in the United States on scholarships awarded with its support. Equally important was AMIDEAST’s ongoing work to advance basic education reform through the Education for the Future project, the latest of several USAID-funded projects through which AMIDEAST has helped build capacity in the Palestinian education sector.

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Left to Right: In Gaza, training for English teachers and an advising session for graduate students; and in Yemen, a young female trainee in the Nahdhat Shabab Project, youth performing community service, and an EducationUSA advising session.

KEY PROGRAMS IMPACT & PARTNERS DIANA KAMAL SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH FUND — REGIONAL 2007–2018

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SCHOLARS

HANA BA-SABAA — DIANA KAMAL

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH FUND (DKSSF), YEMEN

Hana Ba-Sabaa, a young woman from Yemen, demonstrated her resilience and determination as she overcame numerous obstacles to achieve her dream of studying in the United States. The complicated application process — daunting enough for most international applicants — was compounded by the disruptions in services, including education, in Aden due to fighting and occupation by rebel militia groups. With

HOPE FUND 2001–2018

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PALESTINIAN SCHOLARS

BRIDGE PALESTINE 2016–2018

100 YOUTH TAAWON

NAHDHAT SHABAB — YEMEN 2017–2018

350+ YOUTH U.S. Department of State

the support of AMIDEAST’s dedicated staff and the DKSSF program, Hana succeeded in receiving a full scholarship from Dartmouth College and then overcame one last obstacle — the travel ban — enabling her to receive her visa in time to begin fall semester. Grateful for the help she received, Hana advises,

“Do not be discouraged from trying out different opportunities; you never know which one will be your stepping stone.”

GERGI TATROS — SKILLS FOR SUCCESS, SYRIAN REFUGEE IN LEBANON As a young Syrian refugee in Lebanon, Gergi Tatros worried about his uncertain future and the welfare of friends and family he left behind. He had a biomedical engineering degree from a Syrian university and was full of ideas, but didn't know how to put them into practice. That changed when he joined the Asfari Foundation-funded Skills for Success — Employability and Entrepreneurship Program.

PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM — EGYPT 2015–2018

600+ YOUTH USAID

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Learning shortly afterwards that a friend had lost a limb due to the war, he opted for the entrepreneurship track in order to start a prosthetics business in Syria. The skills he gained, along with the mentoring and coaching provided, enabled him to transform his idea into a product. “Thanks to

AMIDEAST, I am able to help Syrians with war injuries have a more hopeful future.”

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HOPE

“Thanks to AMIDEAST, I am able to help Syrians with war injuries have a more hopeful future.” —GERGI TATROS ALI — HEI PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM, EGYPT

Blind since the age of five, Ali received an HEI Public University Scholarship in 2017 to study

IN LIBYA, despite not having an office there, AMIDEAST delivered PCELT

commerce at Mansoura University, becoming

training to 12 English language teachers and Skills for Success programs to

one of the first blind students in Egypt to study

75 high school students, as well as made it possible for 20 Libyans to access

law or commerce at a public university. All HEI

exchange and academic opportunities through the YES, Tomorrow’s Leaders,

students — with and without disabilities — attend

and Fulbright programs.

the same supplemental activities, including a

AIDING REFUGEES AND IDPs.

leadership and soft skills training that he and 17 other visually disabled law and commerce students took during their first mid-year break. That training inspired the group to launch the Youth Professional Initiative to share their new knowledge with students in schools and orphanages in Daqahlia Governorate and its capital,

AMIDEAST/Lebanon delivered

Skills for Success training to 40 Palestinians and Syrian refugees with funding from the Asfari Foundation, while AMIDEAST/Egypt partnered with Catholic Relief Services to provide English language and academic skills training to over 300 Iraqi, Syrian, Yemeni, Eritrean, and Ethiopian refugee youth of high-school and university age. Furthermore, the AMIDEAST office in Iraq offered a round of the Access Program to 100 Iraqi internally

Mansoura. “AMIDEAST empowered us by

displaced youth from Mosul.

giving us skills and competencies, and this has given us hope for tomorrow. We now feel we can do anything, and want others to have this knowledge and the same hope.”

HELPING THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. The USAID-funded Public University Scholarships program, part of the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI), worked with the Egyptian nonprofit organization Helm Consulting to establish sustainable, effective disability support centers at five Egyptian universities to promote equal access to higher education and serve the academic, physical, and community needs of university students.

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OPPORTUNITY A talented young winner of an innovation and technology contest at the AMIDEAST-managed Khouribga Skills Center, serving the city of Khouribga, Morocco, and surrounding area.

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OPPORTUNITY “The Access Program built hope for a future that can happen, a future full of dreams and the potential to achieve.” —DOHA AHMED

Opportunity empowers, and that creates hope. With the support of our donors and partners, we offered opportunities for more than 15,500 youth across the Middle East and North Africa to develop foundational skills, access exchange and higher educational opportunities, and overcome barriers to economic and social engagement, thereby empowering them to aspire to a more hopeful future.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING AMIDEAST advances English language proficiency — a skill linked to expanded educational and professional opportunities for MENA youth — through our own courses and special programs.

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS.

One of AMIDEAST’s most impactful

programs is the U.S. Department of State-funded English Access Microscholarship Program, which provides two years of English language training and enrichment activities that improve the educational and job prospects of the disadvantaged youth it serves. In 2018, our field offices in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Tunisia, the West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen worked with more than 6,300 teens in the Access Program.

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Members of the EducationUSA Competitive College Club in Lebanon celebrate their college acceptances.

Programs to engage children were a feature of World Environment Day festivities at the Khouribga Skills Center in Morocco.

KEY PROGRAMS IMPACT & PARTNERS ENGLISH MICROSCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — REGIONAL 2004–2018

36,000+

YOUTH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

DOHA AHMED — ACCESS ALUMNA, EGYPT Doha Ahmed gained foundational skills from the English Access Microscholarship Program that enabled her to achieve new goals. Currently a student at Nile University School of Business on a full scholarship, she is majoring in entrepreneurship, a new major that she helped shape. Moreover, Doha, who is 22 years old, has already started two businesses, an online retail cosmetics store and an export company that sells Egyptian handicrafts in China. Doha, who has been nominated as one of the top 20 Arab

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (PCELT) — REGIONAL 2016–2018

750

TEACHERS WORLD LEARNING/SIT GRADUATE INSTITUTE

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS® 2014–2018

1,250 YOUTH CITI FOUNDATION, ASFARI FOUNDATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, U.S. EMBASSY IN LIBYA

entrepreneurs, says, “The Access Program was not

only an English and soft skills program. It built hope for a future that can happen, a future full of dreams and the potential to achieve.”

KHALED SHEHADA — HOPE FUND, GAZA The Hope Fund was created with bright young Palestinians like Khaled Shehada in mind. Currently a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Khaled grew up in Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, attending UNRWA schools and dreaming of a brighter future. He knew that he would have to work hard, and he did, excelling in school and standing out by learning computer programming at a young age and engaging in community service and extracurricular activities. But he needed additional support, and that came from AMIDEAST. He improved his English through the Access Program and

SKILLS & LEARNING CENTERS — MOROCCO 2013–2018

9,600

earned a full scholarship to MIT through the Hope Fund.

“AMIDEAST was my gateway to realizing my dreams.”

TRAINEES OCP FOUNDATION & PHOSBOUCRAA FOUNDATION

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OPPORTUNITY METASKILLS/STEM READINESS. Education must prepare youth

school students benefited from its emphasis

to participate in the "fourth industrial revolution." This important goal finds its

on employability skills such as English language

way into our programs through training that develops digital skills and tech-

proficiency, information and communication technology

nical competencies, while encouraging creativity and innovation. By adding

(ICT), workplace readiness, and job-search strategies.

robotics and coding to our English language programs for young learners, we

In addition, customized programs funded by Citi

are also helping youth develop the STEM-related language competencies they

Foundation and the Asfari Foundation in Lebanon

will need to access this fast-growing area of opportunity worldwide.

offered more than 100 young men and women the

IMPROVING ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING. Teachers with effective classroom practices motivate students and achieve positive results. AMIDEAST emphasizes teacher quality and development through its PCELT

additional choice of an entrepreneurship track.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

program. Nearly 750 teachers across the region were PCELT-certified by year's

AMIDEAST supported the aspirations of young

end, while PCELT figured in a forum led by AMIDEAST to improve English lan-

entrepreneurs and business owners in Bahrain, Egypt,

guage teaching in Algeria, as well as in a national initiative planned to begin in

Lebanon, and Morocco. The Beirut-based AMIDEAST

2019 to improve the level of English language instruction in Morocco’s public

Entrepreneur Institute advanced entrepreneurship in

schools. In addition, AMIDEAST was selected by the Saudi government to sup-

Lebanon through workshops, mentoring opportunities,

port the “English for All” initiative to improve the professional development of

and a free legal clinic. In Egypt, the two-year Citi

the country’s 650,000 English-language teachers.

Foundation-funded Youth Entrepreneurship Project (YEP)

OPENING DOORS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

ended with a high success rate, with 43 participants taking concrete steps to implement their business plans, and its pay-it-forward component advancing

AMIDEAST's portfolio of educational and training services and extensive ties

awareness of entrepreneurship among 1,500 young

to the U.S. higher education community uniquely position it to help deserving

Egyptians through workshops delivered by YEP

young men and women make their dreams of higher education come true.

participants. Also of note, the Boeing Company-funded

Notable accomplishments during 2018 were the following:

Women Empowerment through Entrepreneurship

AMIDEAST SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH INITIATIVES — the

program, managed by AMIDEAST/Kuwait, empowered

Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund (DKSSF) and the Hope Fund — enabled 126 men and women from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen to pursue their undergraduate studies on scholarships in the United States and elsewhere, including 34 who earned scholarships to begin their studies in fall 2018.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

16 Bahraini women through entrepreneurship awareness and business skills development.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Helping youth find their place as productive citizens

made it possible for nearly 700

of their communities is a critical aspect of many

disadvantaged students to pursue their undergraduate studies in the

AMIDEAST programs, through which community

region. They included more than 600 disadvantaged Egyptian youth in

service and volunteerism are encouraged. Skills and

the USAID-funded, AMIDEAST-managed U.S.-Egypt Higher Education

Learning Centers, funded by the OCP Foundation and

Initiative (HEI) Public University Scholarships program, which awarded 107

Phosboucraa Foundation, empower youth in the

new scholarships in 2018; and 59 students from Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan,

four Moroccan cities they serve by providing

Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, the West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen,

employability, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit

who received MEPI-funded Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarships to attend the

management training, as well as cultural and other

American University of Beirut or the Lebanese American University.

enrichment activities. In 2018, the AMIDEAST-

COLLEGE PREPARATORY PROGRAMS advanced the college

managed centers delivered employability and entrepreneurship training to nearly 3,300 youths,

dreams of 300 students in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and the West

supplemented with career counseling, job-search

Bank, including 100 in the EducationUSA Competitive College Clubs in

coaching, and activities aimed at building cultural

these countries.

awareness. In addition, the Khouribga Skills Center

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

enabled 1,800 children from the Khouribga region to participate in beach camps throughout Morocco and launched a media library, offering a rich menu

AMIDEAST’s Skills for Success® program is giving many young graduates hope

of cultural activities attended by nearly 5,000

that they can overcome the region’s economic barriers to employment. In

individuals during its first year alone.

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UNDERSTANDING Participants in Unite the World’s first summer camp, held in Tunisia in July 2018.

ALUMNI — YES PROGRAM, TUNISIA Community service is part of the YES experience. For four YES alumni from Tunisia, it was also the inspiration to apply for YES alumni grant funds to initiate Unite the World, a summer camp where high school and college students could learn leadership skills and engage in activities that promote world peace. In July 2018, their idea came to fruition, as 25 campers from all corners of Tunisia gathered in Kasserine for the five-day camp. Buoyed by their success, Unite the World is organizing camps in Tunisia, Lebanon, the UAE, and Albania. “We are proud … of the culture we as YES alumni are building everyday: a culture of care, passion, gratitude, and proactivity,” writes Houcine Jedli, president of Unite the World and one of its founders.

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UNDERSTANDING “AMIDEAST provided opportunities that became the foundation for me to excel [and] give back to my community.” —NATALY NASER AL DEEN

AMIDEAST is as committed as ever to its longstanding core goal of strengthening mutual understanding between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. As the world becomes more globalized, youth also need opportunities for educational and cultural exchange that develop global perspectives and skills.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENA STUDENTS & PROFESSIONALS AMIDEAST's support for exchange and scholarship programs enabled nearly 2,000 students and young professionals from across the MENA region to have the transformative experience of living and studying in the United States or at U.S.-accredited institutions of higher learning in the region and elsewhere.

HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE. AMIDEAST has partnered with the U.S. Department of State-funded Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program since its inception. In this fifteenth year of the program, AMIDEAST managed the recruitment and selection of 206 teens from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and the West Bank/Gaza to spend the 2018–19 academic year in the United States. In addition, it celebrated the YES program and its accomplishment, with AMIDEAST’s support, of enabling nearly 3,000 youth in its first 15 years to have the life-changing experience of high school exchange.

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UNDERSTANDING

KEY PROGRAMS IMPACT & PARTNERS KENNEDY-LUGAR YOUTH EXCHANGE & STUDY (YES) 2003–2018

3,080 STUDENTS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, AMERICAN COUNCILS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

NATALY NASER AL DEEN — FULBRIGHT,

YES, TOMORROW'S LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS, LEBANON

Nataly Naser Al Deen stands out as one of Lebanon’s young cancer researchers and for her activism and commitment to breast cancer survivors. The Fulbright alumna is currently a Ph.D. student in cell and molecular biology at the American University of Beirut, conducting research that will help young women identify their early risk for breast cancer. She also used a Fulbright alumni grant to develop “Pink Steps,” an initiative that promotes physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle in breast

TOMORROW’S LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — REGIONAL 2008–2018

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STUDENTS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE MIDDLE EAST PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE (MEPI)

FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM — REGIONAL 1970–2018

3,000+ STUDENTS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

cancer survivors in Lebanon. Her outstanding achievements earned her recognition as a promising young woman scientist during the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. She feels immense pride to be an alumna not only of the Fulbright Program, but also of the YES and the Tomorrow’s Leaders programs. “AMIDEAST provided opportunities that

became the foundation for me to excel and pursue a career in cancer research and to never forget to give back to my community.”

CAT LITTEN — AMIDEAST EDUCATION ABROAD, USA

As a study abroad student in Cairo in spring 2011, Catherine “Cat” Litten was a witness to the hopes of the region’s youth for a brighter future. Evacuated from Egypt shortly after the start of the January 25 Revolution, she was able to continue her studies

TEACHERS OF CRITICAL LANGUAGES PROGRAM — EGYPT

in the AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Rabat. Cat loved

2008–2018

cultural learning and communication. That early experience has

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TEACHERS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, AMERICAN COUNCILS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

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her time in Morocco, gaining a deep appreciation for crossinspired her in the ensuing years to work in the field of international education. “Study abroad makes me hopeful for

our global future. The cross-cultural exchanges that occur give students the opportunity to embrace an international understanding of our shared humanity in the most effective way possible.”

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American students in AMIDEAST Education Abroad programs (left) during orientation in Amman, Jordan, and (right) exploring a souk in Morocco.

UNDERGRADUATE. Over 340 bright young men and women benefited in 2018 from AMIDEAST’s commitment to expanding opportunities for the region’s youth to pursue undergraduate studies at U.S. or U.S.-accredited institutions. In addition to initiatives highlighted elsewhere, such as the Hope Fund and DKSSF, they included 77 students in the Public University Scholarships program who took advantage of the new HEI Study Abroad component during 2018. The top 65 percent of students (about 380 individuals) will spend one semester studying abroad in the United States to experience a different academic environment, encourage independence and self-reliance, and gain cultural understanding.

AMIDEAST EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS IN THE ARAB WORLD In 2018, nearly 500 American students and educators participated in AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World. They included 166 participants in AMIDEAST summer, semester, or academic-year study options in Jordan and Morocco, earning credit for coursework in Modern Standard and colloquial Arabic,

GRADUATE. As it has since 1970, AMIDEAST supported the prestigious

as well as area studies; and 119 students and faculty

Fulbright Program, the flagship exchange program of the U.S. Department

who participated in academic year and short-term

of State. During the 2017–18 academic year, it cooperated with U.S.

programs in Jordan and Morocco that AMIDEAST

embassies and the binational Fulbright commissions in Egypt, Jordan,

customized and implemented for high school and

and Morocco in administering grants for 327 master’s, doctoral, and

college students from 14 U.S. institutions. AMIDEAST

research grantees from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon,

additionally developed and implemented two prede-

Libya, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, UAE, the West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen.

parture webinars for 200 members of accreditation

In addition, it helped place 186 Fulbright program nominees in study

teams bound for universities in the MENA region and

programs for the 2018–2019 academic year.

other Muslim-majority countries.

PROFESSIONAL. AMIDEAST advanced the goals of young professionals

AMIDEAST programs featured community-based

from the region by facilitating internship and training placements at a wide

learning, homestays, lectures, language partners,

range of American companies through the J-1 Visa Program and by supporting

cross-cultural discussions, cultural excursions, and

four U.S. Department of State-funded initiatives: the Professional Fellowship

visits to community organizations, which expanded

Program, Teachers of Critical Languages Program, International Leaders in

participants’ understanding of the region and fostered

Education Program, and Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program.

newfound connections with its people. By tailoring short-term programs to meet sponsors’ objectives, AMIDEAST addressed a variety of needs and interests in the region, from intensive language study to the exploration of special topics, including literature,

“Study abroad makes me hopeful for our global future. ”

engineering leadership, community service, and the Middle East dimension of peace and conflict resolution.

—CAT LITTEN

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FINANCIALS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION September 30, 2018 (With Comparative Totals for 2017) ASSETS 2018 2017 Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,276,084 $ 2,514,665 Receivables, net 5,477,150 10,891,732 Prepaid expenses and other 1,938,291 1,619,031 Inventory, net 507,024 559,522 Investments 16,108,474 14,481,426 Property and equipment, net 1,505,281 1,910,322 TOTAL ASSETS $ 28,812,304 $ 31,976,698 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts payable $ 4,469,303 $ 5,360,315 Accrued expenses 2,568,526 2,661,537 Severance payable 2,367,034 2,127,162 Deferred revenue 804,398 3,845,421 Capital lease obligations 103,288 144,093 Deferred rent 1,653,145 1,754,874 Total liabilities 11,965,694 15,893,402 NET ASSETS Unrestricted: Undesignated 945,778 825,382 Board-designated endowment 14,083,369 12,544,806 15,029,147 13,370,188 Temporarily restricted 1,817,463 2,713,108 Total net assets 16,846,610 16,083,296 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $ 28,812,304 $ 31,976,698

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Year Ended September 30, 2018 (With Comparative Totals for 2017) 2018 Temporarily Unrestricted Restricted Total SUPPORT AND REVENUE Grants and contracts $43,890,700 $ - $43,890,700 Fees for services 18,669,411 - 18,669,411 Contributions 2,348,276 568,971 2,917,247 Investment income 782,066 - 782,066 Other 42,208 - 42,208 Net assets released from restrictions 1,464,616 (1,464,616) Total support and revenue 67,197,277 (895,645) 66,301,632 EXPENSES Program services: Field offices 37,926,518 - 37,926,518 Exchange programs 13,982,175 - 13,982,175 Other programs 1,057,881 - 1,057,881 Total program services 52,966,574 - 52,966,574 Supporting services: 12,571,744 - 12,571,744 Total expenses 65,538,318 - 65,538,318 CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 1,658,959 (895,645) 763,314 NET ASSETS Beginning 13,370,188 2,713,108 16,083,296 Ending $15,029,147 $ 1,817,463 $16,846,610

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2017 Total

$43,572,461 20,587,876 1,629,013 1,464,891 14,899 67,269,140

37,475,040 15,271,528 1,429,953 54,176,521

11,799,306 65,975,827

1,293,313

14,789,983 $16,083,296


Donors, Partners, and Sponsors We are grateful to our donors and program partners and sponsors for their generous support, without which our work would not be possible. The donations reported below were received from June 7, 2018, through May 30, 2019.

DONORS $250,000 Anonymous Individual

$20,000-$49,000 Kutayba Alghanim Asfari Foundation Walid and Lina Assaf Amjad and Suha Bseisu Foundation* Rose Choueiri District S Antoine Frem Armond Habiby Family Trust Fund Moustapha Miqdadi Harry Nadjarian Paltel Wafa Saab Tarek Sakka Khalil Sholy Suliman S. Olayan Foundation Trust — Liechtenstein

$10,000-$19,999

$5,000-$9,999

Hussam Abu Issa Nahda Alsalah Balaa Bank of Beirut Said Baransi Amid Baroudi Imad Beydoun Paul Boulos Nabil Bustros Dar Group Habib Debs George Doumet C. Pardee Erdman Ramez Hakim Rana Idriss Jarrar Family (Minds Unlimited Foundation) Nasser Kamal LIBANK Youssef Matar Mena Re Life Talal Nassereddine Pamela Pelletreau Omar Shawwa Basem Shihabi

Odeh Aburdene The Andoni Family Foundation Center for Arab American Philanthropy La Donna Spa Paul and Tina Falkenbury Dorsey Gardner Salwa and Samir Khoury Raytheon SABIS Tamari Foundation Robert Tarazi Salim Zeenni

$1,000-$4,999 Fady Abboud Ahmad Al Khayyat Abir and Osman Alameddine Seema and Yacoub Atalla Mahmoud & Barbara Batlouni Judith Brand Geraldine Brooks and Anthony Horwitz Carnegie Corporation of NY Cedrus Bank

Mohamad Choucair Consolidated Contractors Company Benjamin and Margaret Cooper Robert Dillon Mounir Douaidy Imad Anwar El Khalil Hasan El Khatib Maroun El Khoury Fouad and Maya Essaid Hisham Fahmy Falkenbury Foundation Fawzi Farah Edward Gabriel Farid Gebran Raghida Ghandour Hassan Ghosseini Horwitz Family Fund Mona Hrawi Marc Ingea Elias Ioup Joseph and Nancy Jabbra Rabah Jaber Maha Kaddoura Marwan Kaddoura Theodore Kattouf Hrayr Khatchadourian Patrick Maley

* Funds provided directly to cosponsored students

From left to right: Incoming ALAB Chair Wafa Saab, AMIDEAST President & CEO Theodore Kattouf, Honoree Leila Saad, outgoing ALAB Chair Anis Nassar, ALAB Member Robert Tarazi, and Minister Fady Abboud AMIDEAST marked its fiftieth anniversary in Lebanon in 2018 with a gala celebration organized by the AMIDEAST/Lebanon Advisory Board. Thanks to generous donor support of the event, held in November 2018, AMIDEAST will be able to expand its scholarship and training programs for youth across Lebanon. The gala was also an occasion to present the second annual AMIDEAST Education Hero, awarded to Leila Charles Saad, cofounder and chair of SABISÂŽ, in recognition of her contributions to education in Lebanon. C R EAT I N G HOPE, OPPORT UNI T Y, AND UNDERSTANDI NG

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AMIDEAST staff and friends gathered to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of AMIDEAST’s office in Aden, Yemen.

Jonathan Masood Wassim Mazraany MetLife Victor Nadjarian Maroun Namroud Anis and Dara Nassar Salah Osseiran Robert Pelletreau Isam Qubain Hikmat Roustoum Rudy Sayegh Wafa Soufan

Up to $999 George Abed Amani Barghouty Serena Boustany Sarajane Spotts Ciampa Thomas Cain Katharine Cushing Morry El-Badry Bassem El Hibri Malek El Khoury Mary Gray Andrew Haddad Kathryn Hopps and Shibley Telhami George Kanaan Marwa Khouzami Amal and Tarek Kombarji Anna Kraske Ian and Patricia Lanoff Rita Maasoud Robert Makhoul Omaya Meraachly George and Sharon Moses Patricia Pilcher Edward Prados Corey Reis Daniel Rubinstein Betty H. Sams Sara Sirota Salma Soubra Heidi Stokes Charles Tarazi Brenda and Thomas Tirrell Nicholas Veliotes Hillary Wiesner Neil Yarhouse Majed Zouhairy

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Thanks to funding from the U.S. Embassy in Libya, a second cohort of Libyan teachers earned the internationally recognized PCELT certification.

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) Al Anani Association for Human Development American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS The Asfari Foundation Binational Fulbright Commission of Egypt The Boeing Company Castle Worldwide Catholic Relief Services in Egypt Choate Rosemary Hall Citi Foundation Council of International Schools Dubai Roads and Transport Authority Educational Testing Service (ETS) Foundation for International Education GulfEDU Tours Helm Consulting Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Dubai Institute of International Education International Labor Organization Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange Kosmos Energy Kryterion Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Lebanese International University Linden Tours Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange MTC International OCP Foundation Phosboucraa Foundation Professional Development Foundation Prometric Sawiris Foundation for Social Development Stanford University Taawon U.S. Agency for International Development U.S. Department of State U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) U.S. Education Group University of Chicago University of Delaware University of Maryland World Learning

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AMIDEAST Board OFFICERS *Dr. Mary W. Gray Chair Professor of Mathematics, American University United States *The Honorable Theodore H. Kattouf President and CEO Former U.S. Ambassador United States *The Honorable Nicholas A. Veliotes Vice Chair Former President, Association of American Publishers; former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State United States *The Honorable Robert H. Pelletreau Treasurer Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State United States

MEMBERS Mr. Richard Abdoo (Emeritus) President, R.A. Abdoo & Co., LLC United States Mr. Hussam Abu Issa Vice Chairman and COO, Salam International Investment Ltd. Qatar

*Dr. Paul F. Boulos CEO, Digital Water Works, Inc. United States Ms. Katharine Cushing Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC; Founder, Newport Global Summit United States The Honorable Robert S. Dillon (Emeritus) Former AMIDEAST President and CEO; Former Deputy Commissioner General of UNRWA and U.S. Ambassador United States

*Mr. D. Patrick Maley III Retired Petroleum Executive United Kingdom Mr. Jonathan McKay Product Lead, Facebook; Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer United States

Mr. Hasan M. El-Khatib President, Dena Corporation United States

*The Honorable William A. Rugh Former AMIDEAST President and CEO; Former U.S. Ambassador United States

Mr. Hisham Fahmy CEO, The American Chamber of Commerce In Egypt, Inc., AmCham Egypt Inc. United States

Mr. Frederick C. Seibold, Jr. Consultant; former Vice-President and Treasurer, Sears World Trade United States

Mr. Antoine N. Frem Chairman, INDEVCO Management Resources Lebanon

Ms. Deena Shakir Partner, Google Ventures United States

The Honorable Edward M. Gabriel President, The Gabriel Company; Former U.S. Ambassador United States Mr. Mohammed Grimeh Founder & CEO, Mogador Capital United States

*Dr. Odeh Aburdene President, OAI Advisors United States

Mr. Ramez Hakim Director, RMH Consulting LLC United States

Mr. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim Chairman, Alghanim Industries Kuwait

Dr. Taher Helmy Senior Partner, Baker McKenzie Egypt

Ms. Judith Barnett President, The Barnett Group, LLC United States

Mrs. Ghada Irani United States

Dr. Mondher Ben Ayed President and CEO, TMI Tunisia

The Honorable Deborah K. Jones Former U.S. Ambassador; Chair, Hollings Center for International Dialogue United States

Mr. Alex Shalaby Former Chairman and CEO, Mobinil, Egypt United States H.E. Leila Abdul Hamid Sharaf Senator and former Minister, Jordan Jordan Dr. Mostafa Terrab President and CEO, OCP Groupe Morocco Dr. Hillary Wiesner Program Director, Transnational Movements and the Arab Region, Carnegie Corporation of New York United States *Executive Committee Member

Dr. Paul Jabber President, Globicom Inc. United States

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Advisory Boards AMIDEAST/LEBANON ADVISORY BOARD Ms. Wafa Saab ALAB Chair CEO, Tinol Paints International Co. Lebanon Mr. Harry Nadjarian ALAB Vice Chair Chairman, Industrial Motor Power Corporation United States

Mr. George Doumet Chairman and President, Federal White Cement Ltd. Lebanon

Mr. Anis Nassar Chairman, Anis Nassar Group of Companies United Arab Emirates

Mr. Imad El Khalil Managing Director, Qatar Coral for Real Estate Development Qatar

Mr. Rudy Sayegh CEO, Global Gate Capital Lebanon

Mr. Riad El Sadik Chairman, RTS Investments Group United Arab Emirates

Mr. Robert Tarazi ALAB Vice Chair Founder and Managing Director, Beton Qatar

Mr. Antoine N. Frem Chairman, INDEVCO Management Resources Lebanon

Hussam Abu Issa Vice Chairman and COO, Salam International Investment Ltd. Qatar

Ms. Maha Jufaili Ghandour Director and Supervising Trustee, Help Center Saudi Arabia

Dr. Salwa AlSiniora Baassiri Director General, Rafik Hariri Foundation Lebanon

Mr. Maroun Helou Chairman & CEO, PDG ABNIAH sarl; President, Lebanese Contractors Syndicate Lebanon

Mr. Walid Assaf Chairman and General Manager, Societe Moderne Libanaise Pour Le Commerce Lebanon

Ms. Rana Zaim Idriss President and Founder, The Gulf Company for Development and Real Estate Investment Lebanon

Mr. Michel Asseily President, Prime Investments Lebanon Mr. Amid Baroudi Director, Eastern Consultants Group Ltd. (BVI) Lebanon Dr. Paul Boulos CEO, Digital Water Works, Inc. United States Mr. Nabil Bustros Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO, MIDIS Group Lebanon Mr. Habib Debs President and CEO, Advanced Technology Systems Co. United States Mr. Mounir Douaidy General Manager, Solidere Lebanon

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Ms. Maha Kaddoura President, Kaddoura Association for Philanthropy Lebanon Dr. Georges Makhoul CEO, Constellation Holdings United Arab Emirates Ms. May Makhzoumi President, Makhzoumi Foundation Lebanon Mr. Youssef Matar Vice Chairman, Dar Al-Handasah Lebanon Mr. Mustafa Miqdadi Co-Director, Agrimatco Ltd. Jordan Dr. Nada Mourtada Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs, American University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates AMIDEAST 2018 Annual Report

Mr. Salim Zeenni Chairman, American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce Lebanon

AMIDEAST/PALESTINE ADVISORY BOARD (APAB) Mr. Ammar Aker APAB Chair CEO, The Paltel Group West Bank Ms. Maha Abu Shusheh Chairwoman, Palestinian Shippers Council Manager, Abu Shusheh Contracting West Bank Ms. Lamis Alami Former Minister of Education and Higher Education, Palestinian National Authority West Bank Mr. Said Baransi Chairman, Palestinian-American Chamber of Commerce West Bank Mr. Ahed Bseiso President, Home Engineering Company Gaza Mr. Samir Hulileh Chairman, The Portland Trust West Bank Mr. Nasser Kamal Chairman, Palestinian Construction Product Company, Ltd. West Bank Mr. Hassan Kassem CEO, Dimensions Consulting West Bank Mr. Talal Nassereddine CEO, Birzeit Pharmaceutical Company West Bank Mr. Sharhabeel Al-Zaeem Founder and Senior Partner, Alzaeem & Associates Gaza


SENIOR STAFF OFFICERS

JORDAN TBD Country Director

The Hon. Theodore H. Kattouf President and CEO

KUWAIT Samar Khleif Country Director

Kate Archambault Vice President Exchange Programs

LEBANON Barbara Shahin Batlouni Country Director

Debby Blazquez Vice President of Finance Chief Financial Officer

MOROCCO Chris Shinn Country Director

Vincent V. DeSomma Vice President Business Development

Siham El Hanafi Casablanca Office Director

James T. Grabowski Vice President Field Operations

SAUDI ARABIA Donald Schmidt Country Director

Leslie S. Nucho Vice President Programs

TUNISIA Jennifer Smith Country Director

Gregory Touma Vice President Administration

Hajer Habbassi Sousse and Monastir Office Manager

HEADQUARTERS MANAGEMENT

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Rula Dajani Country Director

Andrew Bhattacharya Director, Contracts and Grants Serenella Boustany Controller

WEST BANK/GAZA Steven Keller Country Director Maha Hasan Assistant Country Director

Elena Corbett Director, Education Abroad Elisabeth Westlund Dahl Director, Business Development Kate DeBoer Director, Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Anees Abu Hashem Gaza Field Operations Manager YEMEN Edward Prados Country Director Gehan Adam Aden Office Director

Juleann Fallgatter Director, Advising and Testing Services Nuha Al-Khatib Director, Information Technology David Suomi Director, Facilities, Assets, and Risk Management

Sabrina Faber Program Director, Nahdat al Shabab

REGIONAL MANAGEMENT

Alicia Waller Director, Human Resources

Ghada El Batouty Regional Director, Finance

TBD Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

David Heuring Director, Education Program Development

COUNTRY MANAGEMENT

Morad Qahwash Regional Manager, Information Technology

EGYPT Shahinaz Ahmed Country Director

Helena Simas Regional Director, English Language Programs

Quincy Dermody Chief of Party, HEI Public University Scholarships Program Riham Ghazal Alexandria Branch Director IRAQ Christopher Ludlow Country Director

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2018 TRAINING PARTNERS A

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Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, JORDAN ACOR: American Center for Oriental Research, JORDAN ADALA, MOROCCO Aden Community College, YEMEN Ain Shams University, EGYPT Al-Aidaroos Group of Companies Solar Academy, YEMEN Alexandria University, EGYPT Al-Hayat Center, JORDAN Al Mouwatana, MOROCCO American University, DC American University in Cairo, EGYPT American University of Beirut, LEBANON American University of Central Asia, KYRGYZSTAN Amman Center for Human Rights Studies, JORDAN Amnesty International, MOROCCO Arab American University of Jenin, WEST BANK ARDD Legal Aid, JORDAN Arizona State University, AZ Arkansas State University, AR Arkansas Technical University, AR Art'Com Sup, MOROCCO Assiut University, EGYPT Atlantic, YEMEN Attitudes Conseil, MOROCCO Auburn University, AL

Dartmouth College, NH DePaul University, IL Dorval, MOROCCO Drexel University, PA Duke University, NC Duquesne University, PA

B Babson College, MA Ball State University, IN Bard College, NY Bates College, ME Beldev, MOROCCO Berea College, KY Bethlehem University, WEST BANK Boston College, MA Boston University, MA Brandeis University, MA Bridgewater College, VA Bryn Mawr College, PA

C Cairo University, EGYPT California Baptist University, CA California State University/Long Beach, CA California State University/Los Angeles, CA California State University/Northridge, CA California State University/Sacramento, CA California State University/San Bernardino, CA Carleton College, MN Carnegie Mellon University, PA Case Western Reserve University, OH Central Washington University, WA The City College of New York, NY The City University of New York School of Professional Studies, NY Clemson University, SC College of William and Mary, VA Colorado State University, CO Columbia College, IL Columbia College, SC Columbia University, NY Cornell University, NY Creative People Solutions, YEMEN

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E Earlham College, IN East Stroudsburg University, PA Eastern Mennonite University, VA Eastern Michigan University, MI Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL Emie Environnement System, MOROCCO Emory University, GA Envision Consulting, JORDAN Espace Associatif, MOROCCO

Kansas State University, KS Karak Castle Center for Consultations & Training, JORDAN Kenyon College, OH Kettering University, MI

L La Salle University, PA Lafayette College, PA Lebanese American University, LEBANON Lehigh University, PA Long Island University/Brooklyn, NY Louisiana State University, LA LOYAC, JORDAN Lycoming College, PA Lynn University, FL

M

The George Washington University, DC Georgetown University, DC Georgetown University, QATAR Georgia Institute of Technology, GA Georgia State University, GA Gusoor Foundation for Development Solutions, YEMEN Gustavus Adolphus College, MN

Madaris Assalam, MOROCCO Maine College of Art, ME Mansoura University, EGYPT Marine Biological Laboratory, MA Marquette University, WI Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA Médecins Sans Frontières, JORDAN Michigan Technological Institute, MI Minerva Schools at KGI, CA Minnesota State University/Mankato, MN Mississippi College, MS Mississippi State University, MS Missouri State University, MO Missouri University of Science & Technology, MO Modern International Institute, YEMEN Monmouth College, IL Morocco World News, MOROCCO Mount Holyoke College, MA

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N

Hamilton College, NY Harvard University, MA Hayel Saeed Anaam Group of Companies, YEMEN Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE Hult international Business School, MA Hunter College, NY

National Institute for Educational Training, WEST BANK New College of Florida, FL New Horizons, YEMEN New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ New Mexico State University, NM New York Film Academy/Los Angeles, CA New York University, NY NLD, MOROCCO North Carolina State University, NC Northeastern University, MA Northwestern University, IL NSD Conseil, MOROCCO NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

F Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ Florida Institute of Technology, FL Florida International University, FL Florida State University, FL Fondation Orient Occident, MOROCCO Fordham University, NY

G

I ICEN Consulting, MOROCCO Idaho State University, ID Illinois Institute of Technology, IL Illinois State University, IL Indiana University/Bloomington, IN Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IN Iowa State University of Science & Technology, IA

J Jacksonville University, FL Jesuit Refugee Service, JORDAN Johns Hopkins University, MD Jossour Forum des Femmes Marocaines, MOROCCO

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O Oakland University, MI The Ohio State University, OH Ohio University, OH Oklahoma State University, OK Oregon Institute of Science & Technology, OR Oregon State University, OR Organisation Marocaine des Droits Humains, MOROCCO Organisation Panafricaine de Lutte contre le SIDA, MOROCCO Oscar Academy, YEMEN


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U

Partners-Jordan, JORDAN Pennsylvania State University, PA Philadelphia University, PA Pioneership Institute, YEMEN PM House, UAE Pomona College, CA Portland State University, OR Pratt Institute, NY Princeton University, NJ Proactech, MOROCCO Purdue University, IN

Union College, NY United Nations Relief & Works Agency (UNRWA), WEST BANK/GAZA The University of Alabama/Huntsville, AL The University of Arizona, AZ University of Arkansas/Fayetteville, AR University of Bridgeport, CT University of California/Los Angeles, CA University of California/San Francisco, CA University of Central Florida, FL The University of Chicago, IL University of Cincinnati, OH University of Colorado/Boulder, CO University of Colorado/Denver, CO University of Connecticut, CT University of Delaware, DE University of Denver, CO University of Findlay, OH University of Florida, FL University of Georgia, GA University of Houston, TX University of Houston/Clear Lake, TX University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, IL The University of Iowa, IA The University of Kansas, KS The University of Maryland/Baltimore, MD The University of Maryland/College Park, MD University of Massachusetts/Amherst, MA University of Massachusetts/Boston, MA University of Massachusetts/Lowell, MA University of Minnesota/Twin Cities, MN University of Mississippi, MS University of Missouri/Kansas City, MO University of Montana/Missoula, MT University of Nebraska/Lincoln, NE University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE University of Nevada/Reno, NV University of New Haven, CT The University of North Carolina/ Chapel Hill, NC The University of North Carolina/Charlotte, NC The University of North Carolina/ Greensboro, NC University of North Dakota, ND University of North Texas, TX University of Northern Iowa, IA University of Notre Dame, IN The University of Oklahoma, OK University of Oregon, OR University of Pennsylvania, PA University of Pittsburgh, PA University of Rhode Island, RI University of Richmond, VA University of Rochester, NY University of San Francisco, CA University of South Carolina, SC University of Southern California, CA The University of Tampa, FL University of Tennessee Health Science Center, TN The University of Texas/Arlington, TX The University of Texas/Austin, TX The University of Texas/Dallas, TX The University of Texas Health Science Center/Houston, TX The University of Texas Medical Branch/ Galveston, TX The University of Toledo, OH

Q Qasid Arabic Institute, JORDAN

R Reclaim Childhood, JORDAN Roanoke College, VA Rochester Institute of Technology, NY Rosemont College, PA

S Sacred Heart University, CT Saint Michael's College, VT San Jose State University, CA Savannah College of Art & Design, GA SELA for Vocational Training & the Protection of Cultural Heritage, JORDAN Seattle Pacific University, WA Sewanee University of the South, TN Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, UAE Smith College, MA Southern Illinois University/Carbondale, IL St. Ambrose University, IA St. Cloud State University, MN St. Olaf College, MN Stanford University, CA The State University of New York/ Binghamton, NY The State University of New York/Buffalo, NY The State University of New York/College of Environmental Science and Forestry, NY The State University of New York/Fredonia, NY The State University of New York/ Plattsburgh, NY Stetson University, FL Swarthmore College, PA Swiss Contact, MOROCCO Syracuse University, NY

T Technical Training Institute (TTI-MoTEVT), YEMEN Temple University, PA Texas A&M University, TX Texas State University/San Marcos, TX Towson University, MD Transparency Maroc, MOROCCO Trine University, IN Troy University, AL Tulane University, LA

University of Tulsa, OK The University of Utah, UT University of Vermont, VT University of Washington, WA University of Wisconsin/Madison, WI University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, WI University of Wyoming, WY Utah State University, UT Un Ponte per‌(UPP), JORDAN Utah Valley University, UT

V Vanderbilt University, TN Vassar College, NY Villanova University, PA Virginia Commonwealth University, VA La Voix de la Femme Amazighe, MOROCCO

W Washington and Jefferson College, PA Washington and Lee University, VA Washington State University, WA Washington University in St. Louis, MO Wayne State University, MI WellSpring, EGYPT West Virginia University, WV Western Michigan University, MI Wichita State University, KS Williams College, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA Wright State University, OH

Y Yale University, CT Yale-NUS College, SINGAPORE Yemen Gulf of Aden Ports Corporation, YEMEN

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ZENID, JORDAN

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FIELD & PROJECT OFFICES EGYPT

MOROCCO

CAIRO

RABAT

38 Mohie El Din Abo El Ezz Street, Dokki, Giza Mail: PO Box 417, Dokki, Giza 12311 Phone (inside Egypt): 19263 Phone (international): +20-2-19263 Fax (inside Egypt and international): +20-2-3332-0413 Email: egypt@amideast.org

35, zanqat Oukaimeden, Agdal, Rabat Phone: +212-537-675-075 Fax: +212-537-675-074 Email: morocco@amideast.org

ALEXANDRIA 3 Pharaana Street Azarita, Alexandria Mail: PO Box 21111 Phone (inside Egypt): 19263 Phone (international): +20-3-19263 Fax (inside Egypt) and international: +20-3-487-3582 Email: alexandria@amideast.org

IRAQ ERBIL House #11, Ashtar TV Street Near Mar Youhanna Al-Mahamdan Church Ainkawa, Erbil Mail: PO Box 8/981, Ainkawa, Erbil Phone: +964-750-737-3200 Email: iraq@amideast.org BAGHDAD Iraq Space Center Al-Jadriya, Baghdad Phone: + 964-780-620-9267 Email: baghdad@amideast.org

JORDAN AMMAN 8 Princess Basma Street, Wadi Abdoun, Amman Mail: PO Box 852374, Amman 11185 Phone: +962-6-592-9994 Fax: +962-6-592-9996 Email: jordan@amideast.org

KUWAIT KUWAIT CITY Commercial Bank Building, 2nd Floor Opposite Al-Awadhi Mosque Ahmed Al-Jaber Street, Sharq Mail: PO Box 44818, Hawalli 32063 Phone: +965-2247-0091 Fax: +965-2247-0092 Email: kuwait@amideast.org

LEBANON BEIRUT Bazerkan Building (Nijmeh Square, next to Parliament) Beirut Central District Mail: PO Box 11-2190, Riad El Solh Beirut 1107 2100 Phone: +961-1-989901 Fax: +961-1-989901, ext. 100 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7101 Email: lebanon@amideast.org

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CASABLANCA Zenith 1, Etage 3 Sidi Maârouf, Casablanca Phone: +212-522-25-9393 Fax: +212-522-25-0121 Email: morocco@amideast.org

SAUDI ARABIA RIYADH Al Kindi Plaza #57 Diplomatic Quarter Mail: PO Box 94473, Riyadh 11693 Phone: +966-011-483-8800 Email: saudiarabia@amideast.org

TUNISIA TUNIS 33, rue Ahmed Ramy Cité Jardins, 1002 Tunis Belvédère Mail: BP 351, Tunis-Belvédère 1002 Phone: +216-71-145-700 Fax: +216-71-145-701 Email: tunisia@amideast.org LAC II 114, Av. Lac Nord. Les Berges du Lac II 1053, Les Berges du Lac Phone : + 216-71-145-700 Email: tunisia@amideast.org MONASTIR Av. du Combattant Suprême. Ghomrassi Building, 8th Floor, 5000 Monastir Phone: +216-71-145-700 Email: monastir@amideast.org

DUBAI Block 2B, Office G-01 Dubai Knowledge Park Phone: +971-4-565-7477 Email: uae-itp@amideast.org PROMETRIC TESTING CENTER: Phone: +971-4-367-8176 Email: uae-cbt@amideast.org

WEST BANK/GAZA EAST JERUSALEM 8 Al-Ya’aqubi Street East Jerusalem Mail: PO Box 19665, Jerusalem 91196 Phone: +970 (or 972)-2-582-9297 Fax: +970 (or 972)-2-582-9289 Email: westbank-gaza@amideast.org RAMALLAH Al-Watanieh Towers, 1st Floor 34 Municipality Street El-Bireh, Ramallah, West Bank Mail: PO Box 19665, Jerusalem 91196 Phone: +970 (or 972)-2-240-8023 Fax: +970 (or 972)-2-240-8017 Email: westbank-gaza@amideast.org HEBRON City Center Building, 5th floor Ibn Rushd Circle, Hebron, West Bank Mail: PO Box 19665, Jerusalem 91196 Phone: +970 (or 972)-2-221-3301 Fax: +970 (or 972)-2-221-3305 Email: westbank-gaza@amideast.org NABLUS Trust Insurance Building, 3rd Floor Amman Street, Nablus, West Bank Mail: PO Box 19665, Jerusalem 91196 Phone: +970 (or 972)-9-238-4533 Fax: +970 (or 972)-9-237-6974 Email: westbank-gaza@amideast.org

Avenue Yasser Arafat Residence Fatma 4054 Sahloul, Sousse Phone: +216-71-145-770 Email: sousse@amideast.org

GAZA Shaheed Raja St. No. 8/704 Bseiso Building, 8th Floor (Opposite the Arab Bank of Rimal) Al Jondi Al Majhool, Rimal Mail: PO Box 1247, Gaza City Phone: +970 (or 972)-8-282-4635 Fax: +970 (or 972)-08-283-8126 Email: westbank-gaza@amideast.org

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

YEMEN

ABU DHABI

ADEN

Al Nahyan Commercial Complex Ground Floor, Units 100 and 102 Off Delma Street (Corner of Al Ladeem and Al Meel Streets) Abu Dhabi Mail: PO Box 26446 Phone: +971-2-445-6720 Email: uae.info@amideast.org

142 Hadaiq Al-Andalus Street, Khormaksar, Aden Mail: PO Box 6009, Khormaksar, Aden Phone: +967-2-235-069; 235-070; 235-071 Fax: +967-2-275-456 Email: aden@amideast.org

SOUSSE

PROMETRIC TESTING CENTER: Phone: +971-2-445-6720 Email: 8241-abudhabi@amideast.org

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ACTIVITY BY FOCUS AREA

AMIDEAST is a nonprofit organization exempt from income taxes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. AMIDEAST programs are supported by grants and contracts from the U.S. government, foundations,

Educational Services

corporations, and individuals, and from contract fees for services. Contributions help AMIDEAST

16%

educate Americans about the Middle East and North Africa, develop new projects,

English Language & Workforce Skills Training

and expand our scholarship search fund programs for disadvantaged students from the region seeking to complete their college education in the United States. Contributions to AMIDEAST qualify for tax deduction under Section

30%

Institutional Development

14%

170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Please address contributions in support of AMIDEAST and its mission to:

Contributions 2025 M St., NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036

Education Abroad

5%

Academic Exchanges

36%

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