The MEPI Study of the United States Institutes are part of the U.S. Department of State’s public diplomacy initiative in the Middle East and North Africa. Funded and administered by the State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the MEPI Study of the United States Institute at Montana State University is one of five programs that take place in the summer on campuses across the United States. Each Institute offers an intensive five-week program for students from the Middle East and North Africa that focuses on the development of the participants’ leadership skills and expands their understanding of American society and culture. It includes an academic program conducted by scholars and other professionals with expertise in leadership, cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, human rights, and service learning. The program concludes with a study tour in New York City, NY. Participants are also invited to attend an alumni conference in the Middle East or North Africa within one year of the conclusion of the program.
PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES: In case of EMERGENCY, contact MSU's MEPI Administrative Director Janelle Rasmussen by phone 1.406.994.7602 or by email email@example.com.
The 2011 participants enjoying Montana State University's Campus