The Preparation Programme takes place from November to December and March to June. In these months you’ll get several workshops, lectures and trainings given by various companies and experts. Workshops as creative writing from national geographic and a lecture about the Arabic Spring by NOS reporter Jan Eikelboom. The Preparation Programme will require 5 hours a week.
Below you can find some examples of projects. Move your mouse over the points for more information.
My bookshelf in Lebanon
Give refugee children a chance at education by teaching them basic knowledge in different subjects.
Drawing smiles in Morocco
Protect the environment in Tunisia
Research intern in Jordan
Support the NGO “generations for peace” by doing research and help to fight conflict and violence.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the costs of the Nour project?
The fee to participate in the Nour Project is €299. Travel and living costs are at the student’s own expenses. The cost of living is generally lower than in the Netherlands, but this highly depends on the destination of the project.
Housing is most likely provided by the host country and organized by the local AIESEC committees. Nour participants usually stay in a host family and sometimes in student houses. Some host countries will require the Nour Participant to pay rent, but this will be established in the early stages of the program.
What can I expect from the selection procedure?
The selection for the Nour Project occurs in two rounds. In the first round, applicants are required to submit a motivation letter and a resume. In the second round, applicants will have individual interviews. Applicants will be provided with information to prepare for the selection should they be interested.
Is it safe to travel the MENA region?
We do not send participants to countries that are not safe. We have regular contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the embassies, and the local AIESEC organizations abroad to stay updated about safety. That said, participants must keep in mind that traveling to and within the MENA region is always at their own risk.
To which countries can I go?
The countries of destination vary every year. The countries are chosen based on safety, political stability, and the projects available in the summer.
What projects are available?
The projects are mainly developmental or cultural and vary year to year. Some examples include working at SOS Children’s Villages or working at a Human’s Rights office, or writing a local NGO’s business plan or teaching economics. The project is a way to immerse in the Arab culture by working with locals. The main goal of the Nour Project is to dive into the Arab culture and learn about previously unknown aspects of the culture, whereas the nature of the project is secondary.