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The nation of Iraq is seeking to reform its higher education. Part of that involves a study-abroad program that will send thousands of Iraqi students to the United States to study, beginning this summer. This week, a delegation of Iraqi educators came to check out several institutions in Missouri, including MSU. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore sat down with the group for an interview.
The Iraq Education Initiative is a scholarship program that will soon be sending thousands of Iraqi students to learn in American Universities, before they head back to Iraq to implement what they’ve learned.
The delegation includes: Dr. Rund Ali Hammoudi of University of Duhok in the Kurdistan region, Mr. Mohanad A. Jasim of Takrit University, Dr. Sabah N. Alwachi of the University of Baghdad, Mr. George Eskander Ajam of Babylon UniversityMrs. Suhailah Naser Harib of the Iraqi Education Initiative.The Iraq Education Initiative is a pilot project supported by the Iraqi government. The visiting delegation has visited the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri State, OTC, Drury University and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
The Univeristy of Missouri-Columbia has admitted several Iraqi students through the exchange program, and those students will begin attending Mizzou in June.
Officials from Missouri State University say they hope to become involved in the study abroad program, too.
For KSMU News, I’m Jennifer Moore.