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In 2008

Table of Contents Message from the Chair and President......................................................1 Expanding Educational Opportunities........................................................2 Providing Global Skills through Training ..................................................14 Building Capacity and Strengthening Institutions ....................................21 AMIDEAST Programs Active in Fiscal Year 2008 ....................................25 Contributions............................................................................................31

, AMIDEAST operated 23 field and project offices in 13 countries, provided nearly 183,000 individuals with information and materials on U.S. higher education and testing, administered 125,700 computer-, paper-, and Internet-based tests, taught English language and professional skills to more than 80,000 students and professionals from across the Middle East/North Africa, and supported short- and long-term international scholarship and exchange programs for nearly 1,650 participants. 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, support from corporations, foundations, private individuals and others, and fees for services. Contributions to AMIDEAST qualify for tax deduction under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations help AMIDEAST educate Americans about the Middle East and North Africa, develop new projects, and expand our scholarship search fund programs for disadvantaged students from the region seeking to complete their college education in the United States.

Financial Statements and Notes ..............................................................32

Please address contributions in support of AMIDEAST and its mission to:

Institutional Membership 2008–2009 ......................................................34

Contributions AMIDEAST 1730 M Street, NW Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20036-4505 202-776-9600

Training Partners during FY 2008 ............................................................36 Board of Directors ....................................................................................38 Senior Staff ..............................................................................................39 Field and Project Offices ..........................................................................40

Front cover photo — Lebanese students in the English Access Microscholarship Program participate in classroom discussion. Photo by Natalia Sancha.

Message from the Chair and President

Dear Friends: This year’s annual report is dedicated to the stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed through their participation in the multiple programs administered by AMIDEAST in the Middle East and North Africa. We believe that these stories illustrate more than anything else the powerful impact of the high quality education and training opportunities that AMIDEAST is able to provide to those we serve in the United States and through our 23 field and program offices in 13 countries throughout the region. Stories like that of Azd Al-Kadasi, a bright, young man from a modest home in Sana’a, Yemen, whose ambitious dreams of making a difference are now becoming a reality. Originally selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s YES high school exchange program and later the AMIDEAST Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund, Azd is currently a full four-year scholarship student at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts — planning a career that will enable him to assist in the future growth and development of his country. His story illustrates where the road can lead when talented individuals are provided access to top quality educational opportunities. Nada El Sayyad was once one in a large pool of jobless and directionless Egyptian college graduates. She was able to build her skills and confidence through participation in the Basic Business Skills Acquisition Program implemented by AMIDEAST for the Future Generation Foundation in Egypt. Today, Nada is a success story. A software developer in a high tech company, she is on track for a promising career in the Egyptian private sector. The stories of these individuals, and many others like them, reinforce our confidence in and commitment to the purpose and mission of AMIDEAST. By assisting individuals, institutions, and communities to better reach their potential through expanded educational and training opportunities, AMIDEAST is helping to bridge the skills gap in the region, laying the bricks and mortar required for successful development and expanding openness to America and the broader world. Once again, we are proud to share with you the highlights of AMIDEAST’s work this past year and thank you for your continued friendship and support.

1 Mary W. Gray Chair

Theodore H. Kattouf President and CEO


Suleiman T. Mohammad, JORDAN Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Expanding Educational Opportunities Academic Exchanges, Scholarships, & Professional Development

uleiman T. Mohammad wants to make a difference in a critical area: the care of disabled people in his home country, Jordan. He applied to the Fulbright Foreign Student Program to obtain the tools he will need to work for change. “Our region is unstable, and those who suffer first are the disabled, women, and children.” he explained. “We have to empower them because they are the ones who are the most vulnerable to crisis.”


Mohammad knows firsthand the challenges facing people with disabilities. As a youth, he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him a paraplegic. Confined to a wheelchair, he nevertheless completed university and became an orthodontist. Feeling the need to do more, he applied to the Fulbright program and was awarded a grant to pursue a master’s degree in Public Health and International Development at the University of Pittsburgh. He plans to focus on the public health needs of the poor when he returns to Jordan. Coming to the United States was eye-opening for Mohammad. His self-confidence grew as he learned how to manage on his own. The accessibility of Pittsburgh’s public transportation system, among other things, exposed him to the progress the United States has achieved in improving access for disabled people — providing “an excellent model” that he can apply in his country. For Mohammad, the Fulbright program has been an important stage in his life. “I believe that every individual is like a pen, and every action he or she takes represents a stroke of that pen. By the end of our lives, we should be proud of the biography we have written. My Fulbright experience is going to be a great chapter in my book.”


“My Fulbright experience is going to be a great chapter in my book.”

For nearly 60 years, AMIDEAST has promoted international educational and cultural exchange, working with governmental and private donors from the United States and the region to expand academic and training opportunities for tens of thousands of students and professionals. In 2008, AMIDEAST was pleased to administer 20 scholarship and exchange programs, including the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the International Fellowships Program, and the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, making it possible for nearly 1,500 highly qualified students and professionals from the region to gain new knowledge, skills, and cultural insights.

Creating Mutual Understanding and Respect Since 1969, AMIDEAST has been proud to administer the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. In 2008, 221 students from the Middle East and North Africa enrolled in master’s, doctoral, and research programs through this prestigious program. Among them were the first Fulbright students from Libya and Algeria, the newest countries for which AMIDEAST administers this program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. These students joined colleagues from Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, the UAE,

West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen to form one of the most diverse and exciting groups of young Fulbright foreign students from the region to date. In nearly 40 years, close to 1,500 outstanding men and women from the region have received Fulbright grants to engage in graduate study and research in the United States, advancing the Fulbright goal of promoting international understanding both in their U.S. communities and after they return home.

Advancing Greater Equality Through programs such as the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowships Program (IFP), AMIDEAST is empowering exceptional individuals to take a greater stake in their futures and engage actively in their communities and societies. IFP is strongly committed to reaching out to individuals from socioeconomic groups and communities lacking systematic access to higher education. It is contributing to the development of a new brand of young leaders — those who will bring different perspectives and ideas into the ongoing dialogue. In 2008, 22 Palestinians and 25 Egyptians were selected for this important Ford Foundation program. In all, 127 Palestinians and 148 Egyptians have received IFP scholarships to pursue advanced degree programs at universities around the world since 2002.

The first Fulbright students from Libya (below) began their programs in 2008.



Sabrine Makkes, TUNISIA Legal and Business Fellowship Program

LBFP fellows in front of the White House (p. 4, below) and at the University of Pennsylvania (right).

he Legal and Business Fellowship Program was exactly the kind of experience that I was looking for,” Sabrine Makkes recalls. The Tunisian lawyer had just completed her LL.M. in the U.K. and was practicing in a law firm in Tunis, but was eager for a training opportunity that would give her the international perspective that lawyers in Tunisia increasingly need.


Her expectations were more than fully met. The LBFP program began with an intensive, month-long course at the University of Pennsylvania’s Law School; after that, she headed to San Jose, California, for a four-month fellowship at the headquarters of Cisco Systems. “My LBFP experience gave me in five months what other experiences provided me with in five years.” And, Makkes adds, “the human network of the LBFP fellowship that I was immersed into gave me the flavor of being a citizen of the world.” Back in Tunisia, she feels her life has changed. “I came back a more focused and open-minded person. This allowed me to take initiatives on the professional and personal levels, to build up contacts and initiate networking events.”

“[T]he LBFP fellowship … gave me the flavor of being a citizen of the world.”


She plans to mentor colleagues as she was mentored during her LBFP Fellowship and has set new professional goals, embarking on a Ph.D. program, among other things. “I feel my exposure to the American corporate and academic systems was among the reasons for this confidence, and I am grateful for all those who made this dream come true for me.”

Enhancing the Knowledge and Skills of Women Leaders While efforts to close the gender gap in the Middle East and North Africa are showing results, much more must be done before half the region’s population can realize its full potential. With unemployment rates for women ages 15 to 24 hovering at 34 percent, access to training and educational resources is critically important to helping women overcome obstacles to their economic inclusion. Opportunities for professional development are powerful in the hands of young women, enabling them to achieve new career goals and meet added challenges. Through the Legal and Business Fellowship Program (LBFP), AMIDEAST has provided academic study and practical workplace experience for young women professionals at a critical juncture in their careers. In 2008, 28 LBFP fellows from across the region spent five months in the United States, strengthening their skills in business and law while gaining a practical understanding of the U.S. business and legal environments. At the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and School of Law, the young women participated in an intensive study program that prepared them for professional fellowships at large U.S. companies and top-tier law firms in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, DC, and San Jose, California. During their four-month fellowships, they benefited from the guidance of mentors and interactions within their new professional settings. Further engagement in their host communities ensured a rewarding two-way cultural exchange.

The LBFP program feeds into an alumnae organization for the nearly 200 alumnae of the LBFP and its predecessor, the U.S. Business Internship Program for Young Middle Eastern Women — both programs of the Middle East Partnership Initiative. A quarterly newsletter, website, and two alumnae conferences, all produced with AMIDEAST support, are making this a vibrant network of talented Arab professional women eager to contribute to their societies.

Bridging Cultures, Promoting Peace Since 1981, AMIDEAST has worked to further cooperation and trust between the Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot communities. The Cyprus-America Scholarship Program (CASP) and the Bicommunal Support Program (BSP) have brought over 1,600 Cypriots to the United States to study in fields that are vital to that country’s needs, thereby advancing economic and social development. CASP and BSP also have provided conflict resolution training and opportunities for professional development to more than 4,200 Cypriots in the United States and Cyprus. In 2008, CASP grantees included 69 young Cypriot men and women who pursued undergraduate and graduate degrees at U.S. colleges and universities, and four recent graduates who pursued internships related to their academic degrees. Similarly fostering communication and relationship-building between members of the Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot communities were special bicommunal programs such as a summer youth camp and workshops for college-age students in conflict resolution, American studies, and confidence building. BSP programs included bicommunal jazz workshops and performances in Cyprus, support of an English language institute, and a workshop for journalists from the North and South of the island.



Azd Ali Al-Kadasi, YEMEN Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund

Developing the Next Generation For the region’s 100 million inhabitants under the age of 30 — a quarter of whom are unemployed — education holds the key to advancement. AMIDEAST is working to meet the specific education and training needs of youth as they struggle to shape their futures.

Promoting Exchange Opportunities for Youth

n 2006, Azd Ali Al-Kadasi began a journey that would change his life. That year, the 16-year-old left his modest home in Yemen to spend a year in Kansas through the U.S. Department of State-funded Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program. His life as an exchange student, living with an American host family and attending a local high school, was full of challenges, but hard work and persistence helped him overcome the hurdles. His English improved. He did well academically. When he reached out to organizations in the community to speak about Yemen, he was received with warmth, and his confidence grew.


The determination that saw Azd through that year served him well upon his return home. Living abroad had made him resourceful and gave him problem-solving skills that opened doors to new opportunities. He taught English and earned a scholarship enabling him to complete secondary school with strong academics. His newfound ease with public speaking helped him become the host of a new Yemeni TV show directed at youth. Azd’s outstanding abilities attracted the attention of AMIDEAST’s Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund, which targets talented youth from underprivileged communities to assist them in finding scholarship opportunities in the United States. They also impressed Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, which awarded him a full four-year scholarship. Today, as an undergraduate at Williams, he is focused on economics and political science while exploring new subject areas such as Japanese. He dreams of gaining experience with an international organization before eventually returning to Yemen to assist in his country’s development. “I think I’m very fortunate,” he reflects. “These opportunities to live and study in America have been life-changing. They have affected me in so many ways and have become so much a part of me. I can’t imagine what I would have done without them.”


“These opportunities to live and study in America have been life-changing … I can’t imagine what I would have done without them.”

The Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program was launched by the U.S. Department of State after the 9/11 tragedy with the goal of improving understanding between Americans and citizens of countries with significant Muslim populations. Since its inception, AMIDEAST has enabled nearly 1,000 students from 11 countries — Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen — to receive YES scholarships to spend a year at an American high school, live with a host family, and experience life in America. YES students acquire valuable new skills and perspectives, and they enrich the lives of their American host communities. In addition, many YES returnees find doors opening to new opportunities, underscoring the value of this program. Three have qualified for scholarships to complete their undergraduate studies in the United States through AMIDEAST’s new Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund. Looking closer to home, Moroccan Jihad Hajjouji, buoyed by her YES accomplishments, applied for and was accepted to join the first group of young Africans in a two-year leadership development program in Cape Town, South Africa. Meanwhile, many returnees are volunteering through new YES alumni organizations to use their positive energies to benefit their communities.

Making College Possible for Talented Disadvantaged Youth In 2008, AMIDEAST continued to place a priority on expanding access to U.S. study opportunities for individuals of exceptional promise who lack the financial resources to pursue their studies in the United States. The new Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund (DKSSF) marked its second year of placement activity by matching four deserving students with generous scholarship support from Carthage, Grinnell, and Williams Colleges and American University that will enable them to complete their undergraduate studies at these institutions. The young women and men — from Egypt, Gaza, Morocco, and Yemen — joined last year’s DKSSF Scholar from Lebanon, bringing to five the number of DKSSF Scholars on U.S. campuses. Meanwhile, AMIDEAST’s Beirut office placed a student at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, building on its success last year in securing admissions and scholarships for students to Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Villanova University. In addition, the David Mize Scholarship Fund made it possible for an Egyptian student to embark on an undergraduate degree program in the United States, while the Hope Fund secured scholarships for undergraduate study at U.S. institutions for seven Palestinian refugees from the West Bank, Gaza, and Lebanon. Through yet another initiative — the Tomorrow’s Leaders Program — AMIDEAST is helping to develop the intellectual and leadership abilities of young men and women from underserved backgrounds who demonstrate outstanding academic and extracurricular leadership capabilities. In 2008, the program’s first 16 students were selected from Egypt, Yemen, and the West Bank/Gaza to receive four-year undergraduate scholarships to the American University of Beirut, the American University in Cairo, and Lebanese American University. The second cohort, scheduled for fall 2009 admissions, will be recruited from Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, and Tunisia. Sixty students will eventually be selected for the program. An AMIDEAST adviser informs UNRWA students in Gaza about opportunities to participate in exchange programs and English language training through AMIDEAST.




MEPI alumni in Morocco used a caravan to travel the country to engage youth and women in new approaches to civic participation.

Giving Youth a Voice

eet Sami Hourani, a fifth-year medical student at the University of Jordan and the head of Leaders of Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a platform for Jordanian youth and empowering them to become responsible active citizens.


Hourani is one of many young men and women participants in MEPI programs who are stepping up in novel and creative ways through the MEPI Alumni Network to meet the challenges facing their societies. Through workshops, retreats, and volunteer activities organized by the network, he is able to meet and work with other active youth in Jordan and across the Middle East and North Africa. This energetic environment, moreover, encouraged him to form Leaders of Tomorrow. The MEPI Alumni Network is serving as an effective platform for change. “As a member of the new generation of Jordanians, I see the need to discuss social issues with my peers, and contribute to the rapid changes that the Arab region is going through,” he says. “The MEPI Alumni Network activities have a positive impact … and have given me insight into good practices and how to create positive change in Jordan.”

In 2008, AMIDEAST supported initiatives designed to nurture the leadership and communications skills that will help youth become more actively involved in their communities and societies. The Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange Program, for the second consecutive year, brought Iraqi secondary school students to the United States for a month-long leadership development and civic education program — helping Iraq’s youth find positive ways to contribute to their country’s development. New alumni networks provide teenagers with an energetic forum to share ideas and experiences and join in service projects in their home communities. Returnees on the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program have formed alumni clubs through which they participate in activities such as environmental projects, volunteering and civic outreach in the community. Community service is an integral part of the English Access Microscholarship

Program, exposing its teenaged participants to new ways of engagement in their societies. For the more than 5,000 men and women who have participated in programs of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the growing MEPI Alumni Network is providing a platform for ongoing engagement in their countries and the region. In 2008, AMIDEAST managed alumni networks in eight countries — Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, and Yemen — and supported three regional conferences, including the network’s first-ever regional summit, which was organized around the theme of “Building a Network of Reformers” and focused on civil society reform, entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment. By working together through these networks, MEPI alumni are finding new ideas for civic action and developing and implementing the plans that will make them a reality.

“How Green Are You?” was a featured topic in the English Access Microscholarship Program in Lebanon during 2008. Students became personally involved with the environment and its preservation through activities such as beach clean-ups (left) and gardening (right).


“The MEPI Alumni Network activities ... have given me insight into ... how to create positive change in Jordan.”


U.S. Study


Reaching Out to Students in the Middle East and North Africa Accessing study opportunities in the United States can be a long and complicated process. At each step — identifying the right program, college, or university; filling out application forms; and scoring well on admissions tests — applicants benefit from the guidance and advice that AMIDEAST’s skilled advisers provide. For nearly 60 years, AMIDEAST has assisted individuals seeking educational opportunities in the United States, offering the advice and guidance that has enabled them to take advantage of opportunities that change lives and build careers. In 2008, its 11 EducationUSA centers — located in Egypt (Cairo and Alexandria), Gaza, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, the West Bank, and Yemen — recorded nearly 183,000 visits by individuals seeking advice and information about U.S. study. Affiliated with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, these EducationUSA centers are staffed by professional educational advisers.

Combining their experience and knowledge of the region with their strong local and international networks, they are able to provide comprehensive and individualized support during the often complicated process of selecting and applying to U.S. colleges and universities. In addition to personal interaction with advisers, visitors are able to take advantage of the centers’ state-of-the-art communications technology to visit college websites, apply online, and have direct, “face-to-face” communication with college representatives via digital videoconferencing. AMIDEAST’s educational advisers serve as valuable resources for U.S. colleges and universities as well. By regularly assisting their representatives during visits to the region, orienting them to local educational systems and student concerns, and facilitating contact with prospective students, they meet the needs of both the institutions and prospective students. In 2008, AMIDEAST centers in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Morocco provided logistical and other support for college fairs promoting U.S. higher education; and AMIDEAST/Egypt sponsored its own fair.

Students at AMIDEAST’s newest EducationUSA Center, opened in Oman in spring 2008, eagerly examine materials about educational opportunities in the United States.


Accessing Educational and Professional Opportunities through Testing At its many testing centers throughout the Middle East and North Africa, AMIDEAST administers the key tests required for university admissions in the United States and elsewhere, as well as numerous professional certification tools used in business and other nonacademic environments. AMIDEAST provides quick, secure, and accurate scoring of tests; valuable support services ranging from test preparation to proctoring; and registration for and supervision of examinations for hundreds of thousands of students annually in 16 countries. In 2008, these centers administered 125,700 computer-, paper-, and Internetbased tests. They included admissions tests such as the TOEFL®, GRE®, GMAT®, USMLE™, SAT®, TOEFL ITP, TOEIC®, the Secondary Level Examination Program (SLEP®), and the Test de français international (TFI™), as well as many licensure and certification tests important to professionals in the region, including the USMLE™, the CMA®, the CFA®, and the PMP®.

AMIDEAST testing facilities are also assisting a growing number of individuals seeking to gain a competitive edge in today’s global economy. A new generation of assessment tools — including the CLEP® (College Level Examination Program) and the DSST® (Dantes Subject Standardized Tests) — is enabling test-takers to demonstrate that they have reached a defined level of knowledge within a specified area of study, regardless of how it was acquired, and thereby earn college credits and achieve advanced standing in their degree programs — all the while saving money otherwise spent on tuition. English tests such as the Test of English for International Communication, or TOEIC, are becoming popular as multinational companies, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations turn to these tools to evaluate candidates for assignments where language skills are critical, and new university graduates seek to demonstrate their solid English skills to potential employers.

AMIDEAST’s adviser in Alexandria, Egypt, travelled to a nearby university to discuss medical residency opportunities, one of many group advising sessions focused on graduate study in the United States.



Allison Minor, USA Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World

hen her college could not provide the Arabic language courses she needed, Allison Minor decided to pursue study abroad. Helped by a Boren Scholarship, the Saint Mary’s College of Maryland junior selected AMIDEAST’s new program at Muhammed V University in Rabat.


Allison gained from the solid academics in the AMIDEAST program. But the program’s supplemental activities are what made it stand out, in her view. Her homestay living with a local family, an internship with a civil society organization, and activities designed to encourage dialogue and friendship between American and Moroccan students added to her understanding of Moroccan culture and society. “These programs were effective ways to have opportunities to practice new language skills and make those difficult first inroads to making Moroccan friends,” she noted. Allison’s study abroad experience helped her set new academic goals. She decided to pursue a Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies major with plans to focus on Morocco’s civil society for her senior project — an effort that she believes will benefit from her firsthand exposure to Moroccan society. And, in other ways, her experience will have a lasting, positive impact. “I have fallen in love with the constant challenge of learning and using, on a daily basis, three different languages (Modern Standard Arabic, Darija, and French). I know that I will want to continue to have this challenge in my life in the future, whatever shape my career takes.”


“These programs were effective ways ... to practice new language skills and make those difficult first inroads to making Moroccan friends.”

Building American Understanding Launch of AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World

cess and growth in 2008 provides a solid foundation for these new programs, scheduled for launch in fall 2009.

Interest in learning about the Middle East and North Africa has been rising among young Americans. So, too, have enrollments in Arabic language courses at U.S. colleges and universities. The availability of quality study abroad options in the region, however, has not kept pace with this surging interest. Seeking to fill this gap, AMIDEAST embarked on a significant expansion of its study abroad programming in 2008, launching AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World — a major undertaking to provide new summer, semester and academic-year options for in-region study.

Summer options include the “Learn & Serve” program in Tunisia, where students study Tunisian Arabic and learn about Tunisian culture and society, then serve as cultural and linguistic resources in a program for Tunisian university English language majors. In addition, AMIDEAST began development of a new intensive Arabic program that will be offered in summer 2009 in Rabat.

New programs in Cairo, Amman, and Kuwait were under development in 2008 and will offer instruction in both Modern Standard and Spoken Arabic, as well as coursework in related area studies. Homestays with Arabicspeaking families, interactions with local students, and program-related excursions develop students’ intercultural sensitivity and global competence. Modeled after AMIDEAST’s successful Semester in Morocco Program, which is operated in collaboration with the Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Mohammed V University-Agdal in Rabat, each program is built around a partnership with a local institution — Qasid Institute for Modern Standard & Classical Arabic in Amman, American University of Kuwait, and Arab Academy in Cairo. The Rabat program’s suc-

In order to ensure the programs’ overall quality, AMIDEAST established an Arabic Language Advisory Board as well as an Academic Consortium of 17 institutions representing a cross-section of U.S. colleges and universities with Arabic and Middle East studies programs. In addition, an Arabic Studies Consultant, based in the region, oversees the consistency and quality of AMIDEAST’s Arabic language offerings. During 2008, AMIDEAST also assisted a range of institutions in the development and implementation of shortterm programs in Jordan and Morocco. Through homestays, lectures, cross-cultural discussions, site visits to community organizations, service learning projects, and cultural excursions, 150 participating high school and college students and educators gained invaluable insights that expanded their understanding of the region and built bridges with local citizens.

American study abroad students have opportunities to explore Morocco’s cultural riches (below, left) and work with Moroccan “language buddies” on their Arabic skills (below, right). Allison Minor with her host sister (p. 12, above).


Camp Discovery provided an enriching experience for this boy in Jenin, West Bank.

Providing Global Skills through Training In 2008, AMIDEAST continued to expand its language and skills training programs, seeking to address the region’s pressing need for training solutions that meet labor market demands, especially in the growing private sector. These programs are enabling individuals to achieve greater success in the job market while advancing their personal goals and improving their communities.

Language Skills for Global Communication Bringing English Skills to Thousands AMIDEAST centers in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, UAE, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen offer English language classes to the public on a regular basis. Classes for “young learners” teach the fundamentals while helping students gain a greater understanding of the world and boost their self-confidence. Classes for older students meet the specialized needs of teenagers to young adults. Business English classes are available to provide specialized training for local professionals. Taught by fluent speakers of American English, AMIDEAST classes are small in size and structured to enable students to master skills quickly and thoroughly. Innovative programs such as public speaking classes, conversation clubs, and summer camps help students

become competent, confident users of practical, everyday English that students can use in real-life situations. The same concern for meeting learning needs in a supportive environment characterizes AMIDEAST’s English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses. Tailored to meet the training needs of partners both large and small in the public and private sectors, ESP courses are available in most AMIDEAST centers. AMIDEAST also draws on its years of experience in English language training and institutional development to assist local governments and organizations in the development and improvement of their own English language training programs. In 2008, AMIDEAST centers recorded nearly 75,000 enrollments for English language training.

Yemen-America Language Institute In 2008, AMIDEAST administered the U.S. Department of State’s Yemen-America Language Institute (YALI), one of the largest English language teaching centers in the Middle East and North Africa. Located in Sana’a, YALI provided training to nearly 20,000 Yemeni men and women

14 Students at the Yemen-America Language Institute welcome the challenge of mastering English.

in communicative English at all levels of ability, as well as in specialized areas such as business English, conversation, translation, acting, and TOEFL preparation. In an effort to make YALI classes more accessible, over 2,000 Yemenis qualified for scholarships sponsored by the Yemeni Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation that made it possible for them to take advantage of the high-quality English language instruction offered at YALI.

Reaching Out to the Most Disadvantaged Youth Expanding our programs and services to benefit underserved and disadvantaged youth has been a priority. Under FY 2008 funding, the U.S. Department of State sponsored the English Access Microscholarship Program for nearly 2,800 bright, disadvantaged 14–18 year olds to

receive two years of English language programming at AMIDEAST’s centers in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen. The Access students also learned about American society, government, and the value of community service through enrichment activities. Since the program’s inception in 2004, close to 10,000 talented, disadvantaged youth have benefited from AMIDEAST-administered Access programs and received language training that their families could not have otherwise afforded.

Enrichment Programs Summer Camps for Youth in Troubled Areas The region’s outlook hinges on improving the lives of children living in troubled conditions. In 2008, AMIDEAST provided a positive, supportive learning environment through summer camps for Iraqi and Palestinian refugee children. Through the Ta’leem Youth Learning Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, AMIDEAST operated day camps in Jordan for more than 1,500 low-income, underserved adolescents and young adults. Students, who included both Jordanians and Iraqi refugees residing in Jordan, participated in daily sessions of English language training, information technology instruction, and life-skills activities. For the second consecutive year, AMIDEAST also operated Camp Discovery, a U.S. Department of State-funded initiative that benefited 450 at-risk youth ages 8–14 in three Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza and the West Bank cities of Hebron and Jenin. Through engagement in fun-filled, meaningful activity, campers were transported into a land of “discovery” — of English, artistic expression, scientific exploration, leadership development,

teamwork, and community service — and encouraged to think beyond the confines of their immediate circumstances in ways that offer hope for a brighter future.

Job-Skills Training for Youth Too many of the region’s youth have worked hard in school and graduated with high expectations for their futures, only to discover that they lack the marketable skills that will enable them to embark on fulfilling careers. During 2008, AMIDEAST continued its ongoing effort to provide specialized training for youth that addresses needs not met through the traditional education process. AMIDEAST marked its tenth year of collaboration with the Future Generation Foundation (FGF), a leading Egyptian nongovernmental organization, in the implementation of the Basic Business Skills Acquisition (BBSA) and BBSA Plus programs. In sessions offered in Cairo, Alexandria, and Assiut, BBSA delivered intensive training to 650 recent college graduates in areas such as business English, computer applications, and skills needed for securing and maintaining employment.



Farah Abu El Sel, LEBANON English Access Microscholarship Program

arah Abu El Sel had her first taste of volunteerism in the English Access Microscholarship Program. Before long, the Lebanese teenager became a firm believer in working for positive change in her community. At first, she joined classmates to launch “Zahriyeh Blooming,” organizing a group effort to clean the streets surrounding their school in Tripoli. Then it was on to the next project — Flame of Hope — to collect clothes, toys, money, and books for orphans. Other activities soon followed. Despite her busy schedule at Manar University in Tripoli, she took the lead in efforts focused on helping needy children and training youth in the importance of cross-cultural dialogue.


While Farah’s life has changed in many ways, she has remained in touch with the Access Program. On a recent occasion, she sought to plant the seed of change among younger Access students, describing to them how community service had changed her life for the good. “What encourages me to keep up with volunteerism was a five-year-old boy I met during the Flame of Hope project. He grabbed my pant-leg and said, ‘Are you going to come back again?’ I felt that I had to go back and draw a smile on someone else’s face and put hope in someone else’s heart. I felt that I could make a difference and change the social defects I so resent. People come once into this world, so they ought to invest in the blessing of their presence and make a difference.”


For the second consecutive year, AMIDEAST worked with Citi Foundation to implement the Youth Skills Enrichment Program (YSEP). Developed and piloted in 2007, this skills-building initiative targeted disadvantaged youth from underserved neighborhoods of Alexandria, Egypt, and Kuwait. Training focused on improving English language proficiency and computer literacy while developing leadership and communication skills. Programs like these are succeeding in building skills and confidence. Since 1999, BBSA has trained 10,000 Egyptian university graduates in fundamental business skills, with a high success rate: eight out of 10 BBSA graduates have found employment soon after completing the program. YSEP participants emerge feeling capable of meeting new challenges. A recent Kuwaiti graduate attested: “I gained and learned so many things … and left with valued business and marketing information.” Others agreed: “I enriched my vocabulary, [gained] confidence in presenting in front of a group of people, and improved my speaking skills.” “I have learned how to stay positive no matter what difficulties I face, how to give my best and work hard to achieve my goals.”

Training Young Women in Entrepreneurship

English Access Microscholarship Program students in Tripoli, Lebanon.

“What encourages me to keep up with volunteerism was a five-year-old boy… [who] grabbed my pant-leg and said, ‘Are you going to come back again?’”

Despite significant gains in women’s education, the participation of women in the region’s labor force remains extremely low. Helping women acquire skills that lead to new opportunities for employment and career paths remains critically important. AMIDEAST’s programming in this area received a boost when AMIDEAST was selected by the Mosaic Foundation to be its major beneficiary for 2008 — a year that the Mosaic Foundation appropriately designated the “Year of the Woman." This funding will enable AMIDEAST to launch a program targeting young women in the region with basic language and technology skills training while still in high school. The new Entrepreneurship Awareness Program, which will encourage students to consider roles as active, entrepreneurial members of their societies, will be piloted in Oman, Tunisia, and Yemen in 2009.

In addition, AMIDEAST embarked on a new initiative — Empowering Girls in Oman — that addresses the training needs of female high school graduates who are seeking employment but need extra training in order to boost their chances of success. In partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Muscat, AMIDEAST/Oman began development of the four-month program, which will be launched in fall 2008 and emphasize training in “English for the workplace” and computer literacy, as well as provide opportunities for mentoring and career guidance.

Public-Private Partnerships Develop Specialized Skills For the second consecutive year, AMIDEAST worked with the Cisco Internship Program and Partnership for Lebanon to provide opportunities for practical training in the United States and Lebanon for young Lebanese with high-tech backgrounds. Twenty participants completed six-month internships at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, while 14 others were placed in 11-month internships at private companies and Cisco’s offices in Lebanon — bringing to nearly 90 the number of young men and women who have improved their professional capabilities and will be better able to contribute to a brighter future for the Lebanese people as a result.

Certificate Training for EL Teachers in Palestine In 2008, AMIDEAST built on its successful launch the previous year of a certificate program for Palestinian teachers of English. The Professional Certificate in English Teaching (PCET) program, which delivered training to 20 teachers from UNRWA and private schools in Ramallah, Nablus, Tul Karam, and Qalqiliya during its first year, was enlarged in scope to reach 400 new teachers and the 48,000 students in their classrooms. “Mobile Resource Units” containing essential resource materials for English language teachers circulated among the 20 core teachers, who shared them not just with their own classrooms but with 20 other teachers and their classrooms at neighboring schools. This dynamic model helped forge new networks for continuing professional development and sharing of ideas that will extend and expand the program’s impact over time.



Nada Mohamed El Sayyad, EGYPT

Training for Professional Growth

Basic Business Skills Acquisition (BBSA) Program By helping professionals develop competencies in skill sets such as global communications, interpersonal effectiveness, technology usage, performance-based management practices, and the English language, AMIDEAST is helping to advance the region’s professional climate and workforce development.

ada Mohamed El Sayyad lacked a clear vision for what she wanted to do with her life after graduation from the Faculty of Arts. She taught English in a secondary school for a year, but wanted to try something different. Fearing rejection in Egypt’s tight job market — where as many as 15 percent of new college grads are unemployed — she followed the advice of a friend and signed up for the Basic Business Skills Acquisition (BBSA) Program.


For three months, El Sayyad attended BBSA’s intensive courses in business English and basic business skills. An emphasis on developing communication skills raised her comfort level with using English. The workplace skills training conveyed, in her words, the “ABCs of practical life,” from understanding the employment market and a business plan to working in areas like human resources, customer service, sales, and marketing. Sessions on how to apply for a job and prepare for job interviews were key to eventually breaking into the market. BBSA helped open the door to a new world of challenge and accomplishment for El Sayyad. Today she works as a software developer in a high tech company in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. The training she received continues to pay off in an ability to craft business correspondence and emails with ease and in other ways, raising her sense of professionalism and self-worth. “Joining BBSA was one of my best decisions,” she notes. “Employers believe in BBSA graduates, in the knowledge they acquire during the program, and their capability of starting a successful career.”


“Joining BBSA was one of my best decisions. Employers believe in BBSA graduates.”

During 2008, trainers at AMIDEAST centers in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, UAE, and West Bank/Gaza offered courses, workshops, and seminars addressing professional training needs in a variety of areas — from time management and presentation and negotiation skills to business writing, customer service, human resources management, and team building. AMIDEAST trainers worked, moreover, with organizations in multiple sectors, consulting directly with their human resources and training managers to assess skill needs within their organizations and develop and implement training programs tailored to meet those needs.

Advancing Management and Other Needed Skills As the region’s organizations grow in complexity and face an increasingly competitive environment, managers’ abilities to effectively oversee operations and improve efficiencies become increasingly important. Responding to this need, AMIDEAST has expanded training in performance-based management practices through the Project Management Institute (PMI) in its capacity as a PMI Registered Education Provider since 1999. In 2008, trainers delivered preparation courses for professional certificate examinations such as PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM™). Similarly, in response to growing demand among the region’s professionals for certification in new skill areas, AMIDEAST added training in areas such as management essentials, professional sales skills, and Green Building LEED certification.

Creating Local Partnerships to Meet Training Needs AMIDEAST collaborates with a wide range of organizations as it contributes to workforce development in the region. Its many partners during 2008 included the following: Sponsors: In Egypt— Alcatel, Alexandria Automotive Casting Co., AMIRAL, Barwil Egytrans, Boeing, Booze Allen Hamilton, CARE Egypt, DANIDA, Depa Egypt, Ericcson, EAS, EFG- Hermes, Egyptian Financial Services, The Egyptian Exchange, ELNG, Orange Business Services, Eshratex, Evyap Co., Gulf Agency, Halliburton, International. Shipping Co., Kobtch for Packaging, Lafarge, MESCO Shipping, Mobinil, Orascom, Plan Egypt, Schlumberger, Suez Canal Container Terminal, Tabadol Shipping Co, TEDATA, Telecom Egypt, WEPCO; Jordan— Arabtech Jardaneh Group, Housing Bank for Trade and Finance, Jordan Customs, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Royal Hashemite Court, SARAYA Project, Standard Chartered Bank and Joint Procurement Department, Tatweer, UNICEF (Iraq Support Center); UAE— Abu Dhabi Municipality, American University in Sharjah, ADNOC Group, Ministry of Defense; and West Bank/Gaza— Alrafah Microfinance Bank, AlReef Real Estate, Arab American University of Jenin (AAUJ), Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, German Development Service (DED), GTZ, Hulul, Jerusalem Pharmaceutical Company, Palestine Telecommunications Company (PALTEL), Students’ Forum/Bethlehem, UNESCO, Wataniya Palestine Telecommunications

19 An AMIDEAST professional skills training class in Jordan.


Akram Ijla, GAZA Palestinian Faculty Development Program

Building Capacity & Strengthening Institutions IMPROVING EDUCATION SECTOR PERFORMANCE

s an instructor in the geography department at Al-Azhar University in Gaza, Akram Ijla was an ideal candidate for the Palestinian Faculty Development Program (PFDP) and its Ph.D. Fellowship Program designed to develop the talents of promising young faculty. His commitment to improving the university’s academics was clear. In addition to his teaching duties, he was leading an effort to address a shortcoming in the department’s curriculum. Geography is a multi-field discipline, he argued, and should therefore include opportunities to study urban planning, environment, and cultural heritage so that students can relate their learning to the real world.


Ijla should know. As an official of the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, he had dedicated many years to developing strategies to preserve and protect Palestine’s rich cultural and architectural heritage — first in the West Bank and, beginning in 2005, in Gaza, where he was assigned to develop “mega projects” to guide urban planning and economic development in the settlement areas that the Israelis were about to evacuate. Ijla chose to focus his doctoral program on urban planning and economic development, two areas he believes are critical to Gaza’s future. As he immersed himself in his studies at Cleveland State University, he discovered an academic environment that encourages innovation, creativity, and supportive professor-student relationships. “The PFDP was an exceptional opportunity to network with U.S. faculty and professionals in my field of study,” he explains. “In addition, it increased my ability and capacity to do high quality academic research.” Ijla was the first PFDP fellow to complete his program and return home. Now an assistant professor at Al Azhar University, he is determined to bring positive changes both to his classroom and institution and to the world outside — and is equipped with the tools to do so.


“The PFDP ... increased my ability and capacity to do high quality academic research.”

Raising Teaching Standards at Palestinian Universities Decades of disruption and turmoil have undermined the ability of Palestinian schools and universities to effectively pursue their educational mission. Launched in 2005, the Palestinian Faculty Development Program (PFDP) — a seven-year project funded by USAID and the Open Society Institute — is laying the foundation for a revitalization of teaching at Palestinian institutions of higher learning, ultimately benefiting the students they serve. During 2008, 34 promising young Palestinian faculty members were engaged in doctoral programs at U.S. universities, deepening their expertise while developing research and teaching tools that will enrich academic life at their home institutions. One of the fellows completed his program by year’s end, returning home with fresh perspectives for meeting Gaza’s serious educational challenges. In addition, four new faculty took advantage of grants to pursue short-term specialized training in the United States. Meanwhile, in the West Bank and Gaza, more than 350 Palestinian faculty took advantage of opportunities such

as the Annual Colloquia, the Seminar for Excellence in Teaching (SET), and the Faculty Development Series to develop their professional qualifications and discover new and better teaching methods. These early successes paved the way for an expansion of the program’s scope during 2008, with the addition of a faculty grants program, collaborative projects in teaching, and higher education management seminars at the Central European University in Budapest. By year’s end, the PFDP was moving in another new direction as it prepared to launch the first-ever national study of Palestinian undergraduate teaching practices. By emphasizing professional development of faculty and recognizing and rewarding best practices in teaching, the PFDP is promoting a culture of teaching and learning that ensures that its influence will continue well beyond the program’s end in 2012.

Addressing Basic Education Needs Educational development in Palestine has long faced unique challenges—not least of which are the impact of ongoing conflict and uncertain resources. Despite the

The Model Schools Network Program is introducing a student-centered, contemporary approach to teaching and learning in Palestinian schools.



Amal Mahmound Atta Ammar, EGYPT Administration of Justice Support Program

ot long ago it was an impossible dream for a woman to become a judge in Egypt. But in 2007, gender integration of Egypt’s judiciary became a reality when 30 women were appointed judges in the Courts of First Instance.


Amal Mahmoud Atta Ammar was one of this first group of talented Egyptian women who paved the way for this milestone achievement. Ever since a study tour to France introduced her to women in the judiciary, the administrative prosecutor had dreamt of becoming a judge. With 13 years of experience, she also felt well qualified. But it took a historic decision to give her the life-changing opportunity to rise to the bench. Reform and modernization of the Egyptian court system through programs such as the Administration of Justice Support (AOJS) Project implemented by AMIDEAST helped to pave the way for this important development. By assisting Egypt’s Ministry of Justice in applying modern theories of case management to the courts, AOJS helped to open the system up to new ideas. A Court Management Certification Program improved the professionalism of court staff at all levels, benefiting Judge Ammar, along with 52 of her colleagues. AOJS also provided the new women judges with additional training and arranged overseas study tours to help them exchange views and experiences with women judges in other cultures and judicial systems. In 2008, Judge Ammar found her life changed again when she was assigned to serve as a case manager in Egypt’s new Economic Courts. Today, her accomplishments are an inspiration for other women to join the judiciary and contribute to the crucial goal of improving the administration of justice in Egypt. “Success of the pioneers paves the road for generations to come,” Judge Ammar observed.


“Success of the pioneers paves the road for generations to come.”

eagerness and motivation of students to learn, school performance needs to be enhanced in several areas, particularly the teaching of mathematics, science, and English as a second language. Recognizing the need to improve the quality of education and student performance, the Model Schools Network (MSN) Program seeks to improve educational successes and student learning outcomes at the elementary to secondary levels by integrating change and innovation in teaching and school administration among 18 West Bank schools. Initiated in late 2007, the USAID-funded project introduces a student-centered, contemporary approach to teaching and learning that fosters the development of critical thinking skills and takes into consideration child development at the physical, cognitive, and social levels. This network will serve as the foundation for replicating lessons learned and best practices among other Palestinian schools.

The MSN Program’s comprehensive approach includes staff training, curriculum development, improved assessment tools, a school capacity-building program, and strengthened teacher networks to reinforce and expand the use of best practices. It relies on AMIDEAST’s Professional Certificate in English Teaching (PCET) to form the core of its English language teacher training and curriculum enhancement. To shape the framework of its approach to training math and science teachers, AMIDEAST’s Camp Discovery summer program provides the model for extracurricular youth enrichment programming in participating schools. During the four years that pilot reforms will be introduced, more than 9,500 children and 160 teachers and principals will benefit. Eventually, as the number of participating model schools expands, the program’s contributions are expected to grow.

INCREASING EFFICIENCY IN THE JUDICIARY Transforming Egypt’s Judiciary Over the last decade, Egypt’s courts have undergone a dramatic transformation. Since 1996, one of the boldest and most ambitious U.S. government-supported judicial reform and modernization efforts in Egypt has been the Administration of Justice Support (AOJS) Project, funded by USAID and implemented by AMIDEAST. Through a collaborative strategy, Egypt’s Ministry of Justice and AOJS have reengineered court procedures, introduced an enterprise architecture for automation, trained judges and staff, and, most importantly, built the ministry’s capacity to support technology and training — the two drivers of its ability to sustain improvement in the courts. The strategy has achieved impressive results. Streamlined administrative procedures, along with IT equipment and case management software, have reduced the time it takes to file a civil case and issue a judgment in 11 courts; and AMIDEAST has provided local and overseas training for thousands of judges and staff to enhance their ability to adjudicate cases and to serve the public. Lawyers report an increase in satisfaction with court operations.

No less significant has been the AOJS Project’s support for major policy changes, including Egypt’s historic decision in 2007 to appoint the first women judges to the Courts of First Instance and subsequent measures during 2008 to advance gender integration in the courts. Equally momentous was the introduction of special Economic Courts in 2008; the ability of these newest courts to reassure potential investors that their investments are protected by an impartial, efficient court system is vital to realizing Egypt’s economic potential. Another important step taken during 2008 was the adoption of a set of Court Performance Standards for use throughout the judiciary. These guidelines will help the ministry to establish and maintain a high level of public service. When the AOJS Project draws to a close in 2009, it will leave behind a record of achievements remarkable in scope and breadth. Most important, it is Egypt’s people who are the ultimate beneficiaries of the improvements to the efficiency of Egypt’s courts made possible through this project.


AMIDEAST Programs Active in Fiscal Year 2008

STRENGTHENING CIVIL SOCIETY Small Grants Strengthen Lebanon’s Civil Society Small grants in the right hands are empowering Lebanon’s civil society sector to engage in activities that lead to more open and efficient governance. In 2008, the successful Transparency and Accountability Grants (TAG) Project provided more than $711,000 to fund 14 programs that enabled civil society and nongovernmental organizations to engage in short-term, high-impact activities that promoted transparency, accountability, and good governance. Broadly distributed among a range of organizations, TAG grants are helping to support Lebanon’s vibrant civil society sector through funding activities ranging from women’s and human rights to environmental protection, government procedures, consumer protection, and the role of the media. Since the program’s inception in 2001, close to $5 million in TAG grants have been distributed. Because of its success, USAID decided in 2008 to provide an additional $1.7 million to fund 34 additional grants through February 2011.

Rebuilding Public Administration in Iraq A professional, efficient civil service is critical to Iraq’s success. Since 2006, AMIDEAST has worked with a consortium to implement the USAID-funded Iraq National Capacity Development Program, or Tatweer. In 2008, AMIDEAST handled the academic placement and testing

for more than 90 Iraqis beginning Master of Public Administration programs in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon, and monitored the academic progress of 53 others during their second year of public administration programs in Egypt and Jordan. By supporting these training activities, AMIDEAST is helping to rebuild the capacity of Iraqi’s key ministries so that they can deliver core services, contributing to a better future for Iraq.

Combating Child Labor In 2008, AMIDEAST organized the first-ever regional conference on the important issue of child labor in the Middle East and North Africa. Held in Cairo, the forum brought together representatives of 65 international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations working in nine countries throughout the region to discuss ways of improving strategies for combating child labor regionwide. It was the culminating event in a four-year program, the Alternatives to Combat Child Labor through Education and Sustainable Services in the Middle East and North Africa (ACCESS-MENA) project. Funded by the Education Initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor, ACCESS-MENA was designed to raise awareness of the critical role that education must play to effectively combat child labor in the region. AMIDEAST/ Lebanon played a direct role by publishing the project’s newsletters and website and conducting capacity-building and training workshops around the region in addition to organizing the conference.

Exchange Programs

Canadian Nexen Scholarship Program — Yemen

Field Study Program — Jordan

Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund (DAFI) — Jordan

Sponsor: Canadian Nexen Petroleum Company

Provided logistical and program support for a three-day study tour in Amman for 10 participants interested in engaging with Jordanian leaders and professionals. Program components included meetings with journalists, members of the royal family, civic leaders, and parliamentarians.

Sponsor: Federal Government of Germany in cooperation with UNHCR

Provided English language training and academic preparation for up to 10 students who will begin undergraduate study in Canada in fall 2009 or later.

Provided recruitment, selection, placement, and academic monitoring for 49 Iraqi students attending the German-Jordanian University in Amman on fully funded scholarships under the DAFI program.

Cyprus-America Scholarship Program

Alumni Network Program — Regional Sponsor: U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Managed networks for alumni of MEPI-funded programs in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, and Yemen. AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World Sponsor: AMIDEAST

In partnership with Mohammed V University-Agdal, offered a semester-long academic program in Rabat for U.S. undergraduate students; handled selection, onsite orientation, homestays, and monitoring for 28 students in the spring and fall 2008 semesters. Also formed an academic consortium of 18 institutions representing a cross-section of American higher education and an Arabic language advisory board to oversee program development and quality. New semester and academic year programs will be launched in 2009 in Egypt, Jordan, and Kuwait, along with new summer programs in Morocco, and Tunisia. Bicommunal Support Program — Cyprus

The ACCESS-MENA initiative stressed the critical role of education in combating child labor in the region.

Sponsors: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Cyprus

Implemented.five programs in the United States that directly benefited over 200 Greek- and Turkish-Cypriots.


Sponsors: U.S. Department of State, Cyprus Fulbright Commission

Managed scholarship programs for 73 students and academic trainees enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities; planned short-term training programs for 23 mid-career professionals; and organized bicommunal programs to improve cooperation and understanding between the Greek- and TurkishCypriot communities, including a student workshop on conflict resolution, a summer program of college courses for visiting students, and a youth camp.

Sponsor: Meretz

Fulbright Foreign Student Program — Regional Sponsors: U.S. Department of State, Binational Fulbright Commission of Egypt, Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange, Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange

Provided program support services to 221 master’s, doctoral, and research grantees and placement services to 197 Fulbright program nominees from the Middle East and North Africa.

David Mize Scholarship Fund — Egypt

Gender, Culture, Community and Violence Program — Morocco

Sponsor: Anonymous

Sponsor: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Provided recruitment and selection services for one Egyptian student to receive a scholarship that will partially fund four years of U.S. undergraduate study. The 2008 David Mize Scholar began her bachelor’s degree at Trinity College in fall 2008. Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund — Regional Sponsor: AMIDEAST

Conducted competitions in selected countries to identify talented but economically disadvantaged students and applied on their behalf for scholarships at U.S. universities. Secured admissions and scholarships from Carthage, Grinnell, and Williams Colleges and American University for four students from Egypt, Gaza, Morocco and Yemen. A separate search undertaken by AMIDEAST/ Lebanon secured admission and a four-year scholarship from Cambridge College in Massachusetts for a Lebanese student.

Designed and implemented a three-week study tour for 10 participants to examine aspects of Moroccan culture and history. Arranged homestays, logistics, lectures, visits to community organizations, cross-cultural discussions, service-learning projects, and cultural excursions to Azrou and Fez. Global Service Learning Program — Morocco Sponsor: Lakeside School, Seattle, Washington

Implemented a month-long summer study tour to Morocco for 12 students from Lakeside School. Arranged homestays, colloquial Arabic courses, cross-cultural discussions, lectures, service-learning projects, and travel to the Atlas Mountains, Essaouira, and Marrakech.


Hope Fund Corporation Scholarships — West Bank/Gaza Sponsor: Hope Fund Corporation

Conducted recruitment, selection, and orientation for four Palestinian refugee students from the West Bank and Gaza to begin U.S. undergraduate study in fall 2008 at Bridgewater, Illinois, Manhattanville, and Roanoke Colleges. IDEAS Study Abroad in Morocco Sponsor: Norfolk State University

Developed and implemented a three-week Arabic immersion program in Morocco for 10 students from Howard, Norfolk State, and Old Dominion Universities. Arranged homestays, cultural tours, lectures, and language instruction in colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic.

Junior Iraqi Diplomats Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Coordinated logistics and arranged supplemental programming for a two-week program in Washington, DC, for 15 junior-level diplomats from Iraq. Learn and Serve in Tunisia Sponsors: AMIDEAST, Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Training, Clemson University, University of Wyoming, U.S. Department of State

International Fellowships Program — Egypt and West Bank/Gaza

Provided 20 American undergraduates an opportunity to “learn” about Tunisia and then “serve” as English Language Cultural Fellows in summer camps for future Tunisian teachers of English.

Sponsors: Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, International Fellowships Fund, Inc.

Legal and Business Fellowship Program (LBFP) — Regional

Handled promotion, selection, predeparture orientation, testing, and preacademic training for 25 Egyptian and 22 Palestinian students. Most students are from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education. Iraqi Women’s Democracy Initiative Sponsor: U.S. Department of State, Office of International Women’s Issues

Provided support for U.S.-based programs that promote women’s full political and economic participation in Iraq. Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Partnered with Sister Cities International, Legacy International, and iEARN to administer a monthlong leadership development and civic education program in the United States for 23 secondary school students from Iraq. Islam: Scholarship and Practice in the U.S. — Egypt and Jordan Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

In partnership with the Jordan Interfaith Coexistence Research Center, recruited and selected two


interfaith leaders from the Boston, Massachusetts, area and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to participate in a two-week exploration of the place of religion — particularly Islam — in the Middle East.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Recruited 28 young women in business and law from across the Middle East and North Africa for a U.S.-based training program involving a one-month intensive executive education program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Law School or Wharton School followed by four-month fellowships with major U.S. corporations and top-tier law firms. AMIDEAST worked with local affiliates of the National Council for International Visitors to secure fellowship placements for each woman. Upon participants’ return home, AMIDEAST was responsible for reentry events and organizing alumnae activities. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Fellows Program Sponsor: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation

Provided administrative support for 49 Arab students awarded scholarships by the foundation to pursue master’s degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, and Finance at universities in the United States, Great Britain, Europe, and Australia.

Middle East Mosaics — Morocco Sponsor: Carleton College

Organized the Morocco component of a Middle East semester study tour for 35 students, including colloquial Arabic classes, lectures on Moroccan culture and history, homestays, and walking tours as well as cultural excursions to Fez, Marrakech, and the Atlas Mountains.

necticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and North Carolina with the goals of improving their English, developing American students’ appreciation for and fluency in Arabic, and promoting partnership and cultural understanding between American and Egyptian teachers. Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program — Regional

Morocco Summer Program

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Sponsor: OneWorld Now!

Handled promotion, screening, interviews, preliminary selection, predeparture orientation, and final travel arrangements for three students from Egypt, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen to attend the American University of Beirut, American University in Cairo, and Lebanese American University. In all, 60 students from underserved backgrounds will be selected for this four-year undergraduate scholarship based on their academic and extra-curricular leadership qualities.

Developed an itinerary and implemented a threeweek program in Morocco for six Seattle high school students. Provided local program escort and arranged homestays, arrival orientation, site visits, Arabic language study, excursions, and community service. Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program — Egypt Sponsor: Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) Foundation

Provided scholarship selection, advising, placement, and monitoring services for 18 master’s and bachelor’s degree students from Egypt. Students were selected based on merit to study in fields that will enhance Egypt’s economic prosperity. Royal Palace of Jordan Scholarship Program Sponsor: The Royal Palace of Jordan

Supervised the U.S. study program of one undergraduate student. Provided placement and supervision for more than 270 students over the course of 31 years. Summer Study Abroad Program — Jordan

Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program — Regional Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Worked in a consortium of eight NGOs headed by AYUSA International to administer a youth exchange program that brings students to the United States to live with American host families and attend high school for one year. In this sixth program year, AMIDEAST managed the recruitment and selection of 243 secondary school students from Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen; provided predeparture orientation and logistical support for international travel; and supervised ongoing activities for alumni of the program’s previous years.

Sponsor: Brigham Young University

Institutional Development

Provided homestay placement and monitoring support for 46 students studying Arabic in Amman for the summer.

Administration of Justice Support II (AOJS II) Project — Egypt

Teachers of Critical Languages Program — Egypt Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

As a subcontractor to American Councils for International Education, recruited seven Egyptian teachers of English, Arabic, and English as a Foreign Language to spend 11 months teaching in U.S. primary and secondary schools in California, Con-

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

Launched in 2004, AOJS II builds on the court reform efforts of AOJS I to enhance Egypt’s Ministry of Justice’s capacity for improved analysis and decision making and to manage and support court reform, automation, and training activities nationwide. Continued to implement reforms in Courts of First Instance in Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, Ma-

halla, Mansoura, Marsa Matrouh, Qena, and Tanta in an effort to promote the transparent and timely administration of justice.

cation with an eye toward replication of the pilot on a broader scale within the Palestinian public school system.

Alternatives to Combat Child Labor through Education and Sustainable Services in the Middle East and North Africa (ACCESS-MENA) — Regional

National Capacity Development Program (TATWEER) — Iraq

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Labor, CHF International

As a subcontractor to MSI, monitored the academic progress of 121 Iraqis enrolled in Public Administration programs in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon, and handled academic placement, testing, and incountry support for 113 others.

In the final year of this partnership with CHF International, AMIDEAST/Lebanon continued to disseminate information throughout the region on best practices in combating child labor; convened a regional conference on child labor and education in Cairo; published the project’s final newsletters; conducted a training workshop in Yemen and site visits in Yemen and Tunisia; and organized a concluding event in Lebanon that brought stakeholders together to build on the recommendations of the regional conference. American Scholarship Fund Program (ASFP) — West Bank/Gaza Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

Administered the final phase of this short-term emergency project supporting K–12 private schools through tuition credits for more than 8,000 students in the Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jericho, and Gaza districts for the 2006–08 academic years. ASFP aimed to alleviate the economic burden of educational expenses for Palestinian families, thereby reducing withdrawals from schools due to financial hardship, providing stability for private schools in the West Bank and Gaza, and helping to maintain educational quality. Model Schools Network (MSN) Program — West Bank/Gaza Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

Launched in fall 2007, this four-year basic education reform initiative aims to improve student learning outcomes in English, math, and science in grades 1–9. In 2008, MSN finalized the selection of pilot schools; completed student, teacher, and facilities needs assessments; launched an ongoing school improvement planning process; and engaged the Ministry of Education and Higher Edu-

Sponsors: U.S. Agency for International Development, Management Systems International (MSI)

Palestinian Faculty Development Program (PFDP) — West Bank and Gaza Sponsors: U.S. Agency for International Development, Open Society Institute

Launched in 2005, the PFDP seeks to increase capacity in the Palestinian higher education sector by supporting the development of promising faculty and promoting an institutional culture of teaching and learning. During 2008, PFDP was expanded to include a faculty grants program, collaborative projects in teaching, and higher education management seminars at the Central European University in Budapest; 33 Ph.D. grantees continued their studies in the United States and one completed his program; and more than 350 Palestinian faculty benefited from activities in the West Bank and Gaza, including the annual Academic Colloquia, Seminars for Excellence in Teaching, and a faculty development workshop series. Palestinian Rule of Law (PROL) Program — West Bank/Gaza Sponsor: Open Society Institute

Handled promotion, selection, and predeparture testing and training for five PROL Fellows to pursue one year of study in the United States or Hungary leading to an LL.M. (Master of Law) degree, and of two nondegree law faculty to attend U.S. law schools on short-term fellowships designed to encourage pursuit of academic careers, generate new approaches to curricular and pedagogical reform in Palestinian law schools, and provide scholarly research opportunities. The program’s long-term goal is to train lawyers to have the skills to address rule of law issues in Palestine and increase capacity within the higher education legal sector.


Strengthening the Independence of the Judiciary and Citizen Access to Justice in Lebanon Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

In partnership with the National Center for State Courts, AMIDEAST began work on this three-year program in Lebanon to strengthen judicial institutions, increase judicial independence, improve court administration, and increase citizen access to justice. Activities included development of a manual for providing subgrants to local organizations to carry out projects that improve public understanding and engagement with the justice system, foster a culture of respect for the rule of law, and promote or strengthen judicial independence. Transparency and Accountability Grants (TAG) — Lebanon Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

Provided $711,980 in 14 grants to civil society organizations and civic leaders for short-term, highimpact activities promoting transparency, accountability, and good governance. Projects were conducted in areas including youth activism, citizen awareness, consumer protection, citizen rights, legal issues, handicapped rights, and capacity building of both nongovernmental organizations and governmental agencies.

Training AMIDEAST English Language Programs Sponsor: AMIDEAST

Delivered English language courses for the general public and institutional clients in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, UAE, the West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen. Courses were offered in the areas of general English, English for special purposes, conversation, English for young learners, computer-based learning, distance learning, test preparation, and tutorials. AMIDEAST Professional Skills Training Programs Sponsor: AMIDEAST

Delivered professional skills training courses for the general public and institutional clients in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, UAE, and the West Bank/Gaza. Courses included time management,


leadership, team-building, negotiation and presentation skills, public speaking, problem solving, business writing, customer service, proposal writing and fundraising, advanced English for media, research methodology, and project management, including the Project Management Institute (PMI)-certified Project Management Program (PMP). Basic Business Skills Acquisition (BBSA) Program — Egypt Sponsor: Future Generation Foundation

Delivered five rounds of this intensive 13-week program to 612 recent university graduates in Cairo, Assiut, and Alexandria. Managed under the auspices of the Future Generation Foundation, the program trained participants in business English, computer applications, business planning, job-related business skills, and skills needed for securing and maintaining employment and career development. Thirty-six students received additional training under the BBSA Plus Program, a specialized follow-up program focusing on skills such as customer service and sales. Camp Discovery — West Bank/Gaza Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Further developed and expanded the summer camp piloted in summer 2007 mainly for at-risk youth from refugee camps in Gaza and the West Bank. In 2008, 450 youth ages 8–14 from Hebron, Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah, and Gaza participated, and the program’s length was extended from two to three weeks. Camp activities focused on English language training in a fun, learner-centered environment, which was carried over and applied in complementary modules focused on artistic expression, scientific discovery, community service, team-building, and leadership development. Cisco Internship Program — Lebanon Sponsor: Cisco Systems, Inc.

Partnered with Cisco to recruit and monitor interns in the United States and Lebanon as part of Cisco’s commitment to the Partnership for Lebanon to help build a better future for the Lebanese people. The third round recruited, selected, and monitored 14 students for 11-month internships at private companies and Cisco offices in Lebanon. The fourth round recruited, selected, and monitored 20 interns for six-month internships at Cisco offices in San Jose, California.

English Access Microscholarship Program — Regional Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Awarded scholarships that enabled 2,760 bright, non-elite secondary school students to receive extensive English language study at AMIDEAST’s English language centers in selected countries: 925 in the West Bank/Gaza, 500 in Lebanon, 200 in Yemen, 200 in Morocco, 200 in Tunisia, 303 in Kuwait, 372 in Jordan, and 60 in Egypt. All programs included supplementary activities such as special lectures, field trips, and cultural events intended to convey a better understanding of U.S. society and culture. English Language Training and Testing (ELTT) — Egypt Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

Under a Blanket Purchase Agreement, offered English language training for USAID Contractors and Grantees in Egypt, including individuals traveling abroad on USAID-funded programs and their Egyptian government counterparts. Also assisted participants with registrations for standardized tests such as the iBT TOEFL®, GRE®, and GMAT®. In 2008, ELTT delivered 510 training hours for more than 50 participants in Cairo and Alexandria and administered six CEPA test sessions as a USAID requirement for training and study programs abroad. English Language Training for Air Traffic Controllers — Tunisia Sponsor: Tunisia Ministry of Transportation, Office of Civil Aviation

Assured adequate English levels for over 200 Tunisian air traffic controllers working in Tunisia’s seven international airports. English Language Training for Airline Pilots and Cabin Crew Members — Tunisia Sponsors: Tunis Air & Nouvelair

Upgraded English language skills appropriate for pilots and cabin crew members.

English Language Training for Common Law Faculty and Students — Tunisia Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Upgraded the English language skills of over 50 students of the Common Law Department of the Law School of the University of Tunis. English Language Training for Journalists — Tunisia Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Upgraded the English language skills of over 50 Tunisian journalists. Hadramaut University of Science and Technology — Yemen Sponsor: Hadramaut University of Science and Technology

Continued a program at HUST in Fuah, Mukallah, to provide English language training to faculty and selected sponsored students at the university. Language and Communication Programs — Morocco Sponsors: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of General and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Direction Générale des Impôts (Office of Taxes), U.S. Agency for International Development

Delivered language training, including business English, for 308 executives and other employees. Professional Certificate in English Teaching (PCET) — West Bank/Gaza Sponsor: The Boeing Company

Building on the pilot PCET program that trained a cadre of 20 primary school English teachers in the West Bank in 2007, the program’s second phase enabled the creation of more than 100 Mobile Resource Units (MRUs) consisting of English language teaching resources to expand PCET’s initial impact. Housed in the classrooms of PCET teachers, the MRUs were shared with 20 other teachers from the community. As they in turn reached out to at least 120 students, the program ultimately benefited at least 400 teachers and more than 48,000 students, improving the quality of English language learning in primary schools in Palestine.

Professional Training Program (PTP) — Lebanon

Yemen-America Language Institute (YALI) — Yemen

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

Sponsors: U.S. Department of State, AMIDEAST

For the seventh year, managed and organized professional development for selected individuals and institutions from the public, civic, and private sectors. Eighty-one participants in 15 programs were sponsored in a variety of workshops and seminars that addressed topics such as lobbying and advocacy, disability and early intervention, judicial practices, banking control, sanitation, accounting practices, women’s issues, volunteerism, nursing administration, and oral health. Programs were conducted in Lebanon, France, Philippines, Switzerland, Tunisia, UAE, and the United States.

Through a grant from the U.S. Department of State, administered one of the largest English language teaching centers in the Middle East and North Africa, offering training to over 20,000 students in communicative English at all levels of ability and in specialized areas such as business English, conversation, translation, acting, and TOEFL preparation. Additionally, over 2,000 Yemeni students received scholarships through a program sponsored by the Yemeni Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

Ta’leem Youth Learning Program — Jordan Sponsors: U.S. Department of State, Save the Children Federation, Inc.

Youth Skills Enrichment Program — Egypt and Kuwait Sponsor: Citi Foundation

As a subcontractor to Save the Children, AMIDEAST established a series of classes in basic English language skills, IT, life skills, and other activities for low income, underserved adolescents and young adults in Jordan. AMIDEAST recruited 1,508 Jordanians and Iraqis currently living in Jordan to participate.

Provided 80 hours of practical skills training in public speaking, communication, leadership, and computer literacy over a one-month period to 25 students ages 13–17 from underserved socioeconomic backgrounds in Alexandria, Egypt; and 150 hours of practical skills training with emphasis on communication skills, leadership training, and computer literacy to 22 men and women ages 20–31 in Kuwait.

Teacher Training Workshops Program — Egypt



Developed and delivered 40 hours of intensive teacher training program for 26 teachers from St. Andrews’ Refugee program. University Preparatory Program (UPP) — Saudi Arabia Sponsor: King Faisal Foundation

Set up, staffed, and managed by AMIDEAST, the UPP gives promising high school graduates the skills they need to enter and succeed in Alfaisal University in Riyadh and other world-class institutions where the medium of instruction is English. Established in September 2006, UPP enrolls an average 100 Saudi and international students yearly and trains them in a stimulating academic environment to become life-long learners, critical thinkers, and problem solvers using a curriculum that integrates English language training, the sciences, mathematics, and information technology.

College Fair — Egypt Sponsors: Fulbright Commission Fairs in Europe, AMIDEAST, individual universities

Coordinated program logistics, dates, and promotion plans with the Fulbright Commission Fairs in Europe for events held in Cairo and Alexandria. The fairs attracted 27 U.S. universities in Cairo and 11 in Alexandria. Over 2,500 students, school guidance counselors, and parents attended the fairs. Computer Access Sponsors: Individual clients

Provided computer and Internet access to students throughout the Middle East and North Africa for test preparation, research on U.S. study, and applying to U.S. programs.


Degree Certification, Authentication, and Translation Services Sponsors: Individual clients

Certified and authenticated credentials of U.S. graduates, and translated educational documents for U.S. study applicants. EducationUSA Advising Services Sponsors: U.S. Department of State, AMIDEAST

Served as the EducationUSA center in 11 locations in nine countries as well as provided distance advising. Advised institutions and individuals on the U.S. educational system and study opportunities and provided free presentations to local schools, universities, and other sites on topics related to U.S. study as well as participated in education-related events. Assisted over 183,000 visitors. International Student Network (ISN) American Education Expo — Kuwait

institutions to place students from the Middle East in U.S. colleges and universities. USEG Educational Fairs — Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco

Test Registration

Sponsor: U.S. Education Group

Sponsors: Individual clients

Promoted and provided logistical assistance for college fairs in Amman, Salmiya, and Casablanca, and briefed university representatives on the local educational systems. Twenty-nine universities, one university consortium, and one high school participated in the fall fairs held in Morocco and Kuwait, which drew over 800 and 1,250 attendees, respectively. Nineteen universities participated in the spring fairs, which visited Jordan and Kuwait, attracting over 1,000 and 800 attendees, respectively.

Facilitated registration for tests by accepting local currency and submitting test registration forms to the appropriate testing organization on behalf of individual clients.

World M.B.A. Tour — Egypt Sponsor: Quacquarelli Symonds Limited

Promoted and provided logistical assistance for business school fair in Cairo and briefed university representatives on the local educational systems.

Sponsor: ISN

Promoted and provided logistical assistance for a college fair held in Salmiya and briefed university representatives on the local educational system. Twenty U.S. universities participated in the event, which drew over 400 attendees. Linden U.S. University Fair — Jordan, Kuwait Sponsor: Linden Tours

Promoted and provided logistical assistance for fall college fairs in Amman and Salmiya attracting nineteen institutions. Briefed university representatives on the local educational systems. PEDEX Educational Exhibition — West Bank/Gaza Sponsor: Eastern Mediterranean Educational Services

Participated in the Fourth Annual PEDEX Educational Exhibition, recording more than 700 visitors to the AMIDEAST booth alone. University Placement Services Sponsors: Individual clients

Researched placement opportunities, submitted applications, and coordinated with U.S. educational


Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certification examinations, among others.

Testing Test Administration Sponsors: Educational Testing Service (ETS), Prometric, and other testing organizations

Served as an ETS Provider and ETS Preferred Vendor. Administered language, aptitude, achievement, and professional qualifying exams for ETS, Prometric, and other testing organizations. AMIDEAST administered 125,700 tests in 2008, including the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), Graduate Record Examination (GRE®), SAT Reasoning Test™ and SAT Subject Tests™, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP®) tests, General Educational Development (GED®) tests, Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST®), U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE™), Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC®), TOEIC Bridge Exam, Test de français international (TFI), Institutional Testing Program (ITP) exams, Certified Management Accounting/Certified in Financial Management (CMA®/CFA®) exams, Chartered Financial Analyst exams, Certified in Integrated Resource Management (APICS-CIRM®) exam, Project Management Professional (PMP®) exams, and


Contributions AMIDEAST thanks its 2008 donors for their generous support. We would especially like to acknowledge those individuals who contributed to the Entrepreneurship Awareness Program, an initiative to benefit young women that was launched in conjunction with the Mosaic Foundation. We are also thankful for the continuing support of the Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund (DKSSF), established in 2006 in memory of AMIDEAST’s Senior Vice President Diana Lufkin Kamal and dedicated to assisting disadvantaged youth from the region in obtaining four-year scholarships to study in U.S. institutions of higher education.

Benefactors ($20,000 and above)

Associates ($1,000–$4,999)

Sponsors: Individual donors


Curtis Brand

Continued to build an endowment to help support and expand AMIDEAST’s activities in providing quality educational resources and programs about the Middle East and North Africa to U.S. teachers and students.

Interstate Resources, Inc./Antoine Frem3

Edward Gabriel

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Doris Halaby

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Raymond Jallow

Saudi Aramco

Robert H, Pelletreau, Jr.

Arab Heritage Fund

Farouk El Baz Sam Gibara Mary W. Gray James Griffin 1

Elaine Strite2

Educational Resource Distribution Sponsor: AMIDEAST

Sponsors ($10,000–$19,000)

Distributed books, videos, posters, and other educational resources on the history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa to U.S. educators.

Tarek Abdel Meguid5 Richard A. Abdoo5

Odeh and Candace Aburdene

Institutional Membership Program

Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim5

Candy Baker2


Taher Helmy5

Fawzi Bayan

Supported American colleges and universities, English language institutes, and international organizations in their evaluation and recruitment of students from the Middle East and North Africa.

F.C. Seibold, Jr.1, 2

Alfred J. Boulos

Young Voices from the Arab World

Paul F. Boulos2

Richard A. Debs/The Debs Foundation

Sponsors: Embassy of Jordan, Mosaic Foundation, Saudi Aramco

ExxonMobil Foundation on behalf of F.C.

Vincent and Kerry Kopta DeSomma2

Completed scripting for revised edition of AMIDEAST’s award-winning video, Young Voices from the Arab World: The Lives and Times of Five Teenagers, expected to be released in 2009.

Theodore H. Kattouf2 Ann Zwicker Kerr Mary E. King Boulos A. Malik

Friends ($up to $999)

Sherrill and Diana Cleland

Patrons ($5,000–$9,999)

Condit N. Eddy

Orin and Rita Parker William Rugh2 Philip H. Stoddard John T. Tymann Alfred D. White Leonard B. Zuza

Frances D. Cook Miner D. Crary, Jr.

Seibold, Jr.


Robert S. Dillon2

1- Denotes an in-kind donation 2- Denotes a contribution to the Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund 3- Denotes a general contribution and a contribution to the Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund 4- Denotes a contribution to the David Mize Scholarship Fund 5- Denotes a contribution to the Entrepreneurship Awareness Program


Financial Statements and Notes America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.

America-Mideast Educational And Training Services, Inc.

Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Activities

September 30, 2008 (With Comparative Totals for 2007)

Year Ended September 30, 2008 (With Comparative Totals for 2007)




Cash and cash equivalents Reimbursable expenditures under contracts and grants Receivables, net Inventory, net Prepaid expenses and other Investments Property and equipment, net

$ 3,806,154 1,952,254 1,943,144 628,596 1,457,491 10,431,205 2,487,129

$ 3,491,872 2,348,153 1,617,410 485,451 1,344,268 12,834,225 2,249,876

Total assets

$ 22,705,973

$ 24,371,255

Total liabilities

$ 2,563,856 2,206,529 3,678,566 623,697 370,383

$ 2,338,654 1,783,985 4,307,902 321,380 359,390



Net Assets Unrestricted Undesignated Board-designated endowment Temporarily restricted Total net assets Total liabilities and net assets


2,344,626 9,138,284 11,482,910 1,780,032 13,262,942

2,159,917 11,330,850 13,490,767 1,769,177 15,259,944

$ 22,705,973

$ 24,371,255


Temporarily Restricted



— — 157,768 — — (146,913)

$ 46,565,120 21,688,989 425,521 (1,869,106) 40,937 —

$ 37,802,608 18,504,952 563,327 1,965,716 11,834 —








24,513,377 1,099,512

— —

24,513,377 1,099,512

20,346,803 713,048




Supporting services: Finance and administration Development Executive office Fundraising and public outreach

4,243,332 661,434 854,530 296,397

— — — —

4,243,332 661,434 854,530 296,397

3,975,603 784,030 739,231 232,101

Total supporting services




Total expenses




Change in net assets





13,490,767 $ 11,482,910

1,769,177 1,780,032

15,259,944 $ 13,262,942

12,626,997 $ 15,259,944

Support and Revenue Grants and contracts Fees for services Contributions Investment (loss) income Other Net assets released from restrictions Total support and revenue

Liabilities and Net Assets Liabilities Accounts payable Accrued expenses Refundable advances Deferred revenue Deferred rent


$ 46,565,120 21,688,989 267,753 (1,869,106) 40,937 146,913


Expenses Program services: Field offices Educational services and sponsored programs Information services Total program services

Net Assets Beginning Ending




Institutional Membership 2008-2009 A American University, DC Appalachian State University, NC Ashland University, OH B Ball State University, IN Beloit College, WI Bentley University, MA Boston University, MA Brandeis University, MA Bryant University, RI Bryn Mawr College, PA Butler University, IN C California State University/Chico, CA California State University/East Bay, CA California State University/Fresno, CA California State University/Long Beach, CA California State University/Northridge, CA Carthage College, WI Center for Educational Documentation, MA Chapman University, CA Chemeketa Community College, OR Claremont McKenna College, CA Clark University, MA Clemson University, GA Cleveland State University, OH College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University, MN The College of Staten Island/CUNY, NY Colorado College, CO Colorado State University, CO Columbia College, SC Concordia College, MN Council of International Schools, NY Creighton University, NE D Department of Education, Employment, & Workplace Relations (DEEWR), AUSTRALIA DePaul University, CTI, IL DePauw University, IN Diablo Valley College Dickinson College, PA Duquesne University, PA E East Carolina University, NC


Eastern Mennonite University, VA Eastern Michigan University, MI Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., WI Educational Perspectives, IL Emporia State University, KS Evaluation Service, Inc., IL F Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ Florida Institute of Technology, FL Fordham University, NY G Gannon University, PA George Mason University, VA Georgetown University, DC Global Credential Evaluators, Inc., TX Global Services Associates, CA Great Lakes College Association, MI Grinnell College, IA H Hobsons, OH Hope College, MI I Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA Indiana University/Bloomington, IN Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN INTERLINK Language Centers, Inc., CO International Education Research Foundation, CA International Qualifications Assessment Service, CANADA International Student Exchange Programs, DC Iowa State University, IA J John Cabot University, ITALY Josef Silny and Associates, Inc., FL K Kent State University, OH L Lamar University, TX Lasell College, MA Linden Educational Services, VA Lynn University, FL M Marquette University, WI Mercer University, GA Michigan State University, MI

Middle Tennessee State University, TN Mission College, CA Montana State University/Bozeman, MT Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA Monterey Peninsula College, CA Mount Holyoke College, MA Murray State University, KY N National University, CA New York University, NY Norfolk State University, VA North Dakota State University, ND North Georgia College and State University, GA O Oklahoma City University, OK Oregon State University, OR P Park University, MO The Pennsylvania State University, PA Pierce College, WA R Regent’s American College, UNITED KINGDOM Richmond, The American International University in London, UNITED KINGDOM Roger Williams University, RI The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, IL S Saint Michael’s College, VT Schiller International University, FL School for International Training, VT Shenandoah University, VA Stanford Graduate School of Business, CA The State University of New York/Plattsburgh, NY Suffolk University, MA Swarthmore College, PA Syracuse University, NY T Troy University, AL U The University of Akron, OH University of Arkansas/Fayetteville, AR University of Atlanta, GA University of Central Florida, FL University of Central Missouri, MO

University of Cincinnati, OH University of Colorado/Denver, CO University of Connecticut, CT University of Dallas, TX University of Dayton, OH University of Evansville, IN University of Iowa, IA University of Kentucky, KY University of Miami, FL University of Michigan/Flint, MI University of Missouri/Kansas City, MO University of Nevada/Reno, NV University of New England, ME University of New Haven, CT University of North Alabama, AL University of North Texas, TX University of Northern Iowa, IA University of Oregon, OR University of Pennsylvania, PA University of Richmond, VA University of South Carolina, SC The University of Southern Mississippi, MS The University of Scranton, PA University of Tennessee/Martin, TN The University of Texas/Austin, TX The University of Tulsa, OK The University of Utah, UT University of Wisconsin/La Crosse, WI University of Wisconsin/Madison, WI University System of Georgia, GA U.S. Educational Group, MA Utah State University, UT V Virginia Commonwealth University, VA W Webster University, MO West Virginia University, WV Western Illinois University, IL Western International University, AZ Wichita State University, KS Weill Cornell Medical College, QATAR Willamette University, OR Williams College, MA Winona State University, MN World Education Services, NY


Training Partners During FY 2008 A Al Akhawayn University, MOROCCO Al Azhar University, GAZA Al Quds Open University, WEST BANK Al Quds University, WEST BANK The American Academy for Languages & Computers, EGYPT The American Center for Continuing Education, EGYPT American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, NY American Organization of Nurse Executives, DC American University, DC American University in Cairo, EGYPT American University of Beirut, LEBANON American University of Sharjah, UAE An-Najah University, WEST BANK Arab Academy for Science and Technology, EGYPT Arab American University of Jenin, WEST BANK The Arab Institute for Science & Technology, EGYPT Arcadia University, PA Argosy University, IL Arkansas Technical University, AR Auburn University, AL B Babson College, MA Ball State University, IN Berklee College of Music, MA Birzeit University, WEST BANK Boise State University, ID Boston College, MA Boston University, MA Bowling Green State University, OH Brandeis University, MA Brown University, RI Bureau of Labor Statistics, DC


C Cairo Seminars, EGYPT Cairo University, EGYPT California Institute of Technology, CA California State Polytechnic University, CA California State University/ East Bay, 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA Chapman University, CA Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA CISCO Systems, Inc., CA The City University of New York, NY Clark University, MA Clemson University, SC Cleveland State University, OH The College of William and Mary, VA Colorado State University, CO Columbia College, IL Columbia University, NY Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), NY Cornell University, NY Creighton University, NE Critical Mass Leadership Education, Inc., CO D Duke University, NC Duquesne University, PA E East Carolina University, NC Eastern Michigan University, MI

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, PA Egyptian Financial Services, EGYPT El-Manara Educational Center, EGYPT ESCA, MOROCCO ESRI, CA F The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), DC Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, DC First Arab Healthcare Quality Forum, Arab League, EGYPT Florida International University, FL Florida State University, FL Fordham University, NY Fourth Arab Reform Forum, Library of Alexandria, EGYPT G George Mason University, VA The George Washington University, DC Georgetown University, DC Georgia Institute of Technology, GA Georgia Southern University, GA Global Education Services, WA Gonzaga University, WA Greensboro College, NC Grinnell College, IA Guilford College, NC H Harvard University, MA Hawai’i Pacific University, HA Health Resources and Services Administration, MD Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE Illinois Institute of Technology, IL Illinois State University, IL Indiana University/ Bloomington, IN Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA Injaz Lebanon, LEBANON Interaction Transition House, WA

International Visitors Center of Chicago, IL International Visitors Council of Philadelphia, PA Intrax International Institute, CF J The Johns Hopkins University, MD Jordan University of Science and Technology, JORDAN K Kansas State University, KS Kent State University, OH Kutztown University, PA L Lebanese American University, LEBANON Lebanese Center for Civic Education, LEBANON London Metropolitan University, UNITED KINGDOM Loyola University, IL M Macalester College, MN Massachusetts General Hospital, MA Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA Mediterranean Center for Sustainable Development Programs, EGYPT Michigan State University, MI Middle Tennessee State University, TN Minnesota State University/ Mankato, MN Mohammed V University, MOROCCO Monroe Correctional Complex, WA Mut’ah University, JORDAN N National Center for State Courts, VA New Horizons, Cairo (Al-Khaleej Training and Information Technology), EGYPT New Mexico State University, NM New York University, NY North Carolina State University, NC Northeastern University, MA Northwestern University, IL

Notre Dame University LEBANON Nova Southeastern University, FL O Oakland University, MI Ohio State University, OH Ohio University, OH Ohio Wesleyan University, OH Oklahoma State University, OK Oregon State University, OR Oregon State University, English Language Institute, OR P The Pennsylvania State University, PA Pepperdine University, CA Phoenix East Aviation, FL Princeton University, PA Purdue University, IN R Rochester Institute of Technology, NY Roxbury Community College, MA S St. Michael’s College, VT San Diego State University, CA School for International Training, VT The Scientific Center for Consultations & Development, EGYPT The Scientific Center for Language & Computer Sciences, EGYPT Seattle University, WA Sheikh Zayed University, UAE Simmons College, MA Skills & Performance Enhancement Center, EGYPT Southern Methodist University, TX The Specialized Center for Languages & Computers, EGYPT Spring International Language Center, AK

Stanford University, CA The State University of New York/Brockport, NY The State University of New York/Buffalo, NY The State University of New York/Potsdam, NY The State University of New York/Stony Brook, NY Strayer University, DC Suez Language & Computer Center, EGYPT Suffolk University, MA Syracuse University, NY T Technical Assistance for Policy Reform, EGYPT Texas A&M University, TX Texas Christian University, TX Tufts University, MA Tulane University, LA U UAE University, UAE Universidad Autonoma De Barcelona, SPAIN Universiti Sains, MALAYSIA UniversitI Utara, MALAYSIA The University of Akron, OH The University of Arizona, AZ University of Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM University of Bradford, UNITED KINGDOM University of California/ Berkeley, CA University of California/ Los Angeles, CA University of California/ San Diego, CA University of Central Florida, FL The University of Chicago, IL University of Cincinnati, OH University of Colorado, CO University of Delaware, DE University of Denver, CO University of Detroit Mercy, MI University of Exeter, UNITED KINGDOM University of Florida, FL

University of Georgia, GA University of Hawai’i, HI University of Idaho, ID University of Illinois/Chicago, IL University of Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign, IL University of Indiana/ Bloomington, IN University of Jordan, JORDAN The University of Kansas, KS University of London, UNITED KINGDOM University of Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM University of Maryland/ College Park, MD University of Massachusetts/ Amherst, MA University of Michigan/ Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan/ Dearborn, MI University of Nebraska/ Lincoln, NE University of Nevada/Reno, NV University of New Hampshire/ Durham, NH University of New Haven, CT University of New Mexico, NM The University of North Carolina/ Chapel Hill, NC The University of North Carolina/ Greensboro, NC University of North Texas, TX University of Northern Iowa, IA University of Notre Dame, IN University of Ohio, OH University of Oregon, OR University of Pennsylvania, PA University of Pittsburgh, PA University of Rochester, NY University of Salford, UNITED KINGDOM University of Scranton, PA University of South Carolina, SC University of South Florida/ St. Petersburg, FL University of Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM

University of Southern California, CA The University of Texas/ Arlington, TX The University of Texas/ Austin, TX The University of Texas/ Houston, TX The University of Tulsa, OK University of Virginia, VA University of Washington, WA University of Westminster, UNITED KINGDOM University of Wisconsin/ Madison, WI University of York, UNITED KINGDOM Utah State University, UT V Valparaiso University, IN Vanderbilt University, TN Virginia Commonwealth University, VA Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA W Wake Forest University, NC Washington State University, WA Wazeyef Masr, EGYPT Willamette University, OR Williams College, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA World Trade Organization, Agriculture and Commodities Division, SWITZERLAND Y Yale University, CT Youth Association for Development and Creativity, YEMEN Z Zagazig University, EGYPT


Board of Directors OFFICERS *Dr. Mary W. Gray Chair Professor of Mathematics, American University Washington, DC

*The Hon. Theodore H. Kattouf President and Chief Executive Officer Former U.S. Ambassador Washington, DC

*The Hon. Nicholas Veliotes Vice Chair Former President, Association of American Publishers; former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State Washington, DC

*The Hon. Robert H. Pelletreau Treasurer Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State New York, New York

Dr. Alfred J. Boulos

Mr. James Q. Griffin

Dr. Mary E. King

International Adviser and Counsel, Boulos International; former Senior Director, Conoco Houston, Texas

Vice President and Secretary, Wilmerding, Miller & Co. Princeton, New Jersey

Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University for Peace, Costa Rica; Visiting Fellow, Rothermore American Institute, University of Oxford, England Washington, DC

Dr. Paul F. Boulos President & CEO, MWH Soft Broomfield, Colorado

*Mr. Curtis Brand Former President, Mobil Shipping & Transportation Company; former Chairman, Mobil Saudi Arabia Washington, DC

Dr. Sherrill Cleland President Emeritus, Marietta College; Trustee, KnowledgeWorks Foundation Sarasota, Florida

The Hon. Robert S. Dillon (Emeritus) Former AMIDEAST President and Chief Executive Officer; former Deputy Commissioner General of UNRWA and U.S. Ambassador Washington, DC


Mr. Hasan M. El-Khatib

Mr. Richard A. Abdoo

President, Dena Corporation Elk Grove Village, Illinois

President, R.A. Abdoo & Co., LLC Milwaukee, Wisconsin

*Dr. Odeh Aburdene President, OAI Advisors Washington, DC

H.E. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim Consul General of Saint Kitts and Nevis New York, New York

Senior Staff

Mr. Antoine N. Frem Vice Chairman, INDEVCO Group; Chairman and CEO, Interstate Resources-USA Beirut, Lebanon

The Hon. Edward M. Gabriel President, The Gabriel Company, LLC; former U.S. Ambassador Washington, DC

Mrs. Doris C. Halaby Chair, Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center New York, New York

Dr. Taher Helmy Partner, Helmy, Hamza & Partners Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Alan W. Horton (Emeritus) Former Director, Center for Mediterranean Studies Randolph, New Hampshire

Mrs. Ghada Irani Beverly Hills, California

Dr. Paul Jabber President, Globicom Inc. New York, New York

Dr. Raymond Jallow Chairman, Jallow International Ltd. Los Angeles, California

Dr. Rima Khalaf Former CEO, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation; former Deputy Prime Minister, Jordan; former Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP Amman, Jordan

The Hon. Theodore H. Kattouf President and Chief Executive Officer

William J. Benz

Doaa Ebady Alexandria Branch Director

Edward Prados

Country Director

Country Director

Chief of Party Administration of Justice Support II Project


*Mr. D. Patrick Maley III

Kate Archambault

Helena Simas

Hanover Energy Associates London, England

Vice President Exchange Programs

*The Hon. William A. Rugh

Vincent V. DeSomma

Regional English Language Coordinator and Technical Specialist

Former AMIDEAST President and CEO; former U.S. Ambassador Washington, DC

James T. Grabowski Vice President Field Operations

Mr. Frederick C. Seibold, Jr.

Leslie S. Nucho

Consultant; former Vice President and Treasurer, Sears World Trade Washington, DC

Gregory Touma

H.E. Leila Abdul Hamid Sharaf Senator and former Minister, Jordan Amman, Jordan

*Mr. J.T. (Jack) Tymann President, Smart Partnerships International; former President of CBS/Westinghouse International Services Co. Washington, DC

* Executive Committee Members

Vice President Programs


Joseph Phillips

John McKissick

Vice President Business Development


Brian LeDuc

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Samir Khalaf Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for Behavioral Research, American University of Beirut Beirut, Lebanon


Debra Lichtenthaeler Assistant Country Director

Sarah Jackson



Country Representative

Jerome Bookin-Weiner

Nora Soliman


Regional Director, Business Development

Director, Study Abroad and Outreach

Lee Jennings

Chris Bramwell

Country Director

Assistant Director, Exchange Programs

Country Director

Regional Director, Training

IRAQ Marianne Elias-Turner Country Director


Ann Mhenni Assistant Country Director

Kate DeBoer Director, Fulbright Foreign Student Program



Vice President Administration

Barbara Al Nouri

Mary Corrado

Country Director

Country Director

Katherine Wilkens

Zohre Allawzi

Director, Human Resources

Vice President Communications

Assistant Country Director


COUNTRY DIRECTORS AND MANAGERS CYPRUS Karen Stephanou Program Coordinator Bicommunal Support Project

EGYPT David Godsted Country Director

Noha Nael

Juleann Fallgatter Director, Advising and Testing Services

Robin Jaffe Steven Keller


Kevin Quinn

Country Director

Operations Manager

Maureen Aldakheel

Maha Hasan

Kathleen Sears

Country Director

Assistant Country Director

Sr. Director, Contracts and Grants

LEBANON Barbara Shahin Batlouni Country Director

Gary Collins Deputy Chief of Party/ Judicial Training Advisor Strengthening the Independence of the Judiciary and Citizen Access to Justice in Lebanon Program

Anees Abu Hashem Gaza Office Manager

John FitzGibbon

Dennis Turner Director, Finance Systems

Chief of Party Palestinian Faculty Development Program

Ugur Usumi

Chris Shinn

Elisabeth Westlund

Chief of Party Model Schools Network Program

Assistant Director, Business Development

Director, Information Technology

Assistant Country Director



Field and Project Offices CYPRUS







36 Byron, Suite 404, Nicosia 1096 Phone: +357-22-451-860 Fax: +357-22-664-436; U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7102 Email:

Rodeo Plaza Building, 3rd Floor Nuh Al-Rumi Street Sweifiyeh, Amman Mail: PO Box 1249, Amman 11118 Phone: +962-6-581-0930 Fax: +962-6-581-4020 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7103 Email:

C/o King Faisal Foundation Office 105 King Fahd Road Mail: P.O. Box 352, Riyadh 11411 Saudi Arabia Phone: +966-1-217-8327 Fax: +966-1-465-2785 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7104

Al-Watanieh Towers, 1st Floor 34 Municipality Street El-Bireh, Ramallah, West Bank Mail: PO Box 19665 Jerusalem 91193 Phone: +970 (or 972)-2-240-8023 Fax: +970 (or 972)-2-240-8017 U.S. Fax: +1- 202-776-7113 Email:




Kuwait City


Salmiya, Block 3 Yousef Al-Qenai Street Building 15, Kuwait Mail: PO Box 44818, Hawalli 32063 Phone: +965-2575-0670 Fax: +965-2575-0671 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7109 Email:

22, rue Al Amine Al Abbassi Cité Jardins, 1002 Tunis Mail: BP 351, Tunis-Belvédère 1002 Phone: +216-71-790-559; 790-563; 841-488; 842-523 Fax: +216-71-791-913 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7106 Email:




Route de la Plage, Immeuble VIP Menchia, 4011 Hammam Sousse Phone: +216-73-324-098 Fax: +216-73-324-099 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7105 Email:

EGYPT Cairo 23 Mossadak Street, Dokki, Giza Mail: PO Box 96, Magles El Shaab Dokki, Giza 12311 Phone (inside Egypt): 19263 Phone (international): +20-2-19263 Fax (inside Egypt): 02-2795-2946 Fax (international): +20-2-2795-2946 U.S. Fax: + 1-202-776-7117 Email:

Alexandria American Center 3 Pharaana Street Azarita, Alexandria 21519 Mail: PO Box 839, Alexandria 21519 Phone: 19263 Fax: +20-3-487-9644 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7118 Email:

Administration of Justice Support II Project 6 Boules Hannah Street Dokki, Giza, Cairo Phone: 20-2-3331-0800 Fax: 20-2-762-5082 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7119 Email:

IRAQ Erbil Bldg. #5, Street 240/4/15 Former WFP Office, Ainkawa, Erbil Mail (inside Erbil): PO Box 1, Erbil Mail (international): 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036 Local Phone (inside Erbil or Dohuk provinces): 225-0054 International Phone (outside Erbil or Dohuk provinces): +44-707-752-2836, then dial 9 and 225-0054 at operator’s prompt U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7111 Email:


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:

MOROCCO Rabat 35, zanqat Oukaimeden Agdal, Rabat Phone: +212-53-767-5081; Fax: +212-53-767-5074 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7110 Email:

Casablanca 3, Boulevard Al Massira Al Khadra Maarif, Casablanca Phone: +212-52-225-9393 Fax: +212-52-225-0121 Email:

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Abu Dhabi CERT Technology Park Higher Colleges of Technology Muroor Road (4th Street) Abu Dhabi Mail: PO Box 5464, Abu Dhabi Phone: +971-2-445-6720 Fax: +971-2-443-1489 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7107 Email:

Dubai Block 2B, Office G-01B Knowledge Village Phone: 971-4/367-8176 Fax: 971-4/367-8039 E-mail:



East Jerusalem


Shufat Road Jerusalem Mail: PO Box 19665 Jerusalem 91193 Phone: +970 (or 972)-2-582-9297 Fax: +970 (or 972)-2-582-9289 Email:

Bldg. 11, Fahoud St. Al Qurum Phone: +968-2456-1727 Fax: +968-2456-4457 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7100 Email:

Trust Insurance Building, 3rd Floor Amman Street Nablus, West Bank Phone: +970 (or 972)-9-238-4533 Email:

Gaza Martyr Raja St. No. 8/704 Bseiso Building, 8th Floor (opposite the Arab Bank of Rimal) Al Jondi Al Majhool, Rimal Neighborhood Mail: PO Box 1247, Gaza City Phone: +970 (or 972)-8-282-4635 Fax: +970 (or 972)-08-283-8126 U.S. Fax: +1- 202-776-7114 Email:

YEMEN Sana’a Off Algiers Street, Sana’a Mail: PO Box 15508, Sana’a Phone: +967-400-279; 400-280; 400-281 Fax: +967-1-206-350 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7115 Email:

Aden 162 Miswat Street Khormaksar, Aden Mail: PO Box 6009, Khormaksar Phone: +967-2-235-069; 235-070; 235-071 Fax: +967-2-235-069 Ext 102 U.S. Fax: +1-202-776-7116 Email:

Mukalla Hadhramaut University of Science and Technology Fuah, Hadhramaut Mail: P.O. Box 50511, Mukalla Phone/Fax: +967-5-371-560 Email:

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