With the encouragement and support of their families.
We are lucky to be guided by a strong and engaged board.
We find Host Families in all the countries we work.
Opportunity to meet with the Palestinian community in the US, notably Ambassador Riyad Mansour.
Our first student in Medical School.
Older students are LE.O mentors and advisors to the younger ones.
Attending events off campus.
They are all fascinated by Dr.Graham Leonard and his stories of Palestine in the 50's and 60's.
Semester Abroad opportunities.
As volunteers the students hosted college prep seminars in the region.
Summer internship placements back home.
Experienced and dedicated board members.
We also find long term host parents, he attended Oxford University and needed a home.
Valued ambassadors of Palestine on their campuses.
"It takes a village", host parents, LE.O board member and donors attending graduation.
They all bring their love of the dabke to campus.
Host families helping us care for our scholars during school vacations.
International travel and study opportunities.
From Burj El Barajni camp in Beirut to graduation day at Lehigh University in PA!
Returning home (for some) for the first time in a while.
Board member making sure they receive warm clothing for the Minnesota winters.
From Beit Omar, to Goshen College (BS) and on to Purdue University for a PhD!
University Club and Society activities after school.
Part of the vetting process is to visit the families and learn more about the student's needs.
"A picture can tell a thousand words" From Gaza and currently in her 5th year of Medical School in Egypt.
Students are greeted at the airports by LE.O members, host families or schools.
Matched with the best school for their interest of study.
With classmates in Egypt.
Full time study and on-campus jobs can be exhausting!
Fund raising events.
Checking in with the students on their campuses.
Welcoming committee, older students preparing for the arrival of LE.O Freshman
LE.O students invite speakers to their campuses.
We are all so thankful for the generosity the schools have shown us.
Proudly participating in International Week at university.