Ed­u­ca­tion Ex­perts Help Strengthen Iraqi In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Pro­grams

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The U.S. Em­bassy in Bagh­dad is host­ing two se­nior ad­min­is­tra­tors from Stan­ford Univer­sity from Au­gust 25 to Septem­ber 3 to part­ner with the Govern­ment of Iraq in ex­pand­ing grad­u­ate de­gree op­por­tu­ni­ties for Iraqi stu­dents in the United States. Un­der the Strate­gic Frame­work Agree­ment be­tween the United States and Iraq, pro­mot­ing co­op­er­a­tion in higher ed­u­ca­tion is a mu­tual goal that helps con­nect cit­i­zens and forge last­ing bonds of friend­ship and mu­tual re­spect.

Ra­nia San­ford, As­sis­tant Vice Provost and Di­rec­tor of Pro­grams for Fac­ulty De­vel­op­ment and Di­ver­sity, and Lily Kim­bel, Di­rec­tor of Aca­demic Op­er­a­tions at Stan­ford Univer­sity’s Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness, will work with the Prime Min­is­ter’s Higher Com­mit­tee for Ed­u­ca­tion De­vel­op­ment (HCED), a schol­ar­ship pro­gram that awards 1,000 schol­ar­ships each year for Iraqi grad­u­ate study abroad. Their aim will be to share best prac­tices and ex­change pro­gram man­age­ment method­olo­gies.

Re­gard­ing the op­por­tu­nity to work with the HCED, Ms. San­ford said, “Study­ing abroad pro­vides stu­dents with an im­por­tant global per­spec­tive. We are ex­cited at this op­por­tu­nity to work with our Iraqi part­ners to en­hance Iraq’s ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem at the high­est lev­els.”

The U.S. Mis­sion in Iraq has four Ed­u­ca­tionUSA staff ded­i­cated to ex­plain­ing the U.S. higher ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, fos­ter­ing univer­sity link­ages and fac­ulty pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment, and help­ing all Iraqi stu­dents learn more about study­ing in the United States. In­ter­ested stu­dents can “like” the Ed­u­ca­tionUSA Iraq Face­book page to re­ceive reg­u­lar up­dates (https://www. face­book. com/ StudyUSAIraq) and email spe­cific ques­tions to Bagh­dadE­d­u­ca­tionAdv@state.gov.

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