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IREX Community Exchange Program 2025 in USA (Fully Funded)

Want to become a part of a Global network of innovators working to address the critical issues of the 21st century? Well, here Opportunities Radar has an opportunity for you! Applications are invited to apply for the IREX Community Exchange Program 2025. The CEE is a year-long program and will be held in the United States of America. The CEE program is fully funded by the Government of the USA through the IREX platform.

The applications are invited by young leaders aged 21-27 years old from eligible countries to participate in this Community Exchange program, The host organization covers almost all the related expenses regarding the program that includes, including J1 Support Visa, Air travel Tickets, Monthly Allowance, and Health insurance. In this post, we will discuss all the information regarding the community engagement exchange program so stay with us and read the complete details to apply.

Details About IREX Community Exchange Program 2025

  • Country: United States of America
  • Open for: Applicants from Eligible Countries
  • Sponsored by: IREX & US Government
  • Coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: July 2nd, 2024

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Location & Duration

  • This is a year-long community exchange program in which selected participants will spend 3 months in the United States of America.

Program Components

Three Months of Practice in the USA

  • The host organization matches CEE fellows to civil society organizations where designated supervisors will support fellows for 3 months and provide them with hands-on experience.

Leadership and Engagement Academy

  • Fellows will explore the program themes through interactive professional coaching, mentorship, training, and inclusion in a global network

Community Project

  • Under the supervision of the US host and mentors you will work on the community engagement project that they will implement in their home countries when they depart from the USA

Community Project Exchange

  • The host and CEE experts will travel to the fellow’s home country and work together to implement your project in their home countries

Program Coverage

  • Support of J1-Visa
  • Round Air Travel Tickets
  • Monthly stipend to cover the expenses of housing, meals, etc in the USA
  • Sickness & Accident benefits

Who can Apply?

  • Young leaders aged 21-27 years are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be currently living and working in their home countries
  • Flexibility is given to applicants living in other countries with Refuge status
  • Having at least 2 years of experience working on civil society issues
  • Must be available to travel to the USA in 2025
  • Able to receive J-1 Visa
  • Committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program
  • Language Requirement
  • Semi-finalists have to take a Duliongo language test.

Eligible Countries

Citizens of the following countries can participate in this program:

  • South and Central Asia: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal.
  • Africa:  Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo,  Madagascar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique,  Senegal,  Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  • East Asia and the Pacific: Republic of the Marshall Islands, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua-Brunei, Burma, Cambodia,   Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, New Guinea, Philippines,  Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, and Vietnam
  • Middle East and North Africa: Iraq, Israel, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia Jordan, Algeria, Egypt,  Lebanon, and Palestinian Territories
  • Europe and Eurasia:  Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Herzegovina, Albania, Estonia, Georgia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic,  Poland, North Macedonia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia- Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Türkiye, and Ukraine.
  • Western Hemisphere: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,  Jamaica, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica,  Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela

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Who can not Apply?

  • US Nationals are not eligible to apply
  • Individuals who are in the USA for research work, education, or training cannot apply.
  • Applicants who have previously participated in the program that is sponsored by the US Government
  • Have applied for the US permanent residency
  • Applicants working outside their home country unless holding a refugee status.

How to Apply?

Applicants who fulfill all the required criteria need to submit an online application through the official portal, Visit the official link below to apply.


The Last date for the submission of the application is July 2nd, 2024.

Final Words

Indeed a great Transformational Leadership Development program for young leaders, We highly encourage applicants belonging to eligible countries to participate in this program and bring positive change to your communities.

If you have any queries related to the Irex CEE program you can visit Frequently Asked Questions or email at Best of Luck!


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