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IOU Respect

Eye-opening. Thought-provoking. Remarkable. Life-changing. IOU Respect is not just a trip -- it's a journey. It’s a diverse group of individuals from six partner countries -- the US, Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, and Tunisia -- coming together to discover their unique cultural differences and appreciate their undeniable similarities. IOU Respect breaks down barriers and helps participants build lasting relationships on a foundation of appreciation, respect, and understanding.

August 4-18, 2022 at HI Chicago Hostel in Chicago, IL

Program Details

IOU Respect is a two-week, intensive, cultural exchange program designed to increase the participants’ knowledge of other cultures, help them develop skills for intercultural communication and foster attitudes that promote mutual understanding and tolerance.

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Eligible participants must be

  • 18-26 years old

  • Fluent in English

  • Citizens of the US, Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon or Tunisia with a current passport at the time of the program

The application period for IOU Respect 2022 is now closed. Please subscribe to our “Programs & Events” mailing list to be alerted when applications for the next IOU Respect program open.

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Questions and Contacts

Have questions, or want to know how to apply from a country outside of the U.S.? Contact your country’s local IOU Respect program coordinator in Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, Tunisia, or the United States.

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