Department of State’s Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens meets with Iraqi youth leaders

During a stop in Baghdad, Department of State’s Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens met with youth leaders and community support professionals who are assisting Iraqi youth impacted by the effects of ISIS. Their work to help young Iraqi’s recover and move forward was an inspiration and showed the power of local Iraqi ...
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ONEBEAT 2019: U.S. Music Fellowship Opportunity for Young Musicians

OneBeat brings together musicians from all over the world to the U.S. for an exhilarating month of performances, discussions, and interactive music-making events. OneBeat grew out of a notion that musical collaboration is a powerful way to connect people across political and cultural differences. Applications for  ONEBEAT  2019 are open from November 19 through December 21, ...
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U.S. Embassy hosts a roundtable discussing Iraq’s Anti-Domestic Violence Law

This week, the U.S. Embassy hosted a roundtable discussion on the current status of Iraq’s Anti-Domestic Violence Law. Attendees included recent Iraqi participants in an International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on “Domestic Violence, Women’s and Children’s Issues” which took place in the United States. The guests’ inspiring stories, passion, and optimism on this difficult issue ...
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IDP students celebrate their graduation from ACCESS program.

It was exciting to see one hundred IDP students celebrating their graduation from the U.S. funded English Language ACCESS program at a ceremony on September 29th in Kirkuk. The students presented short plays, songs, poems, and speeches demonstrating their improved English language abilities. Families shared in the proud moment and expressed their appreciation to the ...
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Iraqi academics visit U.S. Universities as Fulbright Visiting Scholars

The Fulbright tradition continues! 22 Iraqi academics visited Texas at Austin University, Delaware University and University of Central Oklahoma as Fulbright Visiting Scholars to engage with their American counterparts for academic mentorship and educational development like improving curricula, teaching methodologies and lab equipment. They also attended an academic and cultural workshop in Washington D.C. in ...
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The 2019 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs (IYLEP)

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). IYLEP is the U.S. Government’s premier youth exchange program in Iraq, providing Iraqi students the opportunity to live in U.S. communities for four weeks in the summer. Students sharpen their leadership ...
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The 2019 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2019 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is now open until November 25, 2018.  In support of the U.S.–Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement, this program will provide 25 Iraqi scholars the opportunity to spend 10 weeks at a U.S. university to undertake activities ...
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Iraqi students visit the University of Arkansas as part of the IYLEP program

Iraqi students visited the University of Arkansas as part of the IYLEP program! They took tours in the labs and classrooms, saw the biomedical robots and met with professors. The students are sent to varying locations across the United States; they stopped in Detroit before Northwest Arkansas and traveled to Washington, D.C., after they left. ...
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Iraqis in the U.S. participating in the Digital Media Program

The U.S. Embassy has sent a group of Iraqi journalists and social media practitioners to the United States for a two-week #DigitalMediaProgram . The program aims to expose the participants to modern practices in digital media and also connect them with American and international media and press organizations. First stop: Washington, D.C. While in Washington, the ...
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Announcing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for 2019-2021

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce the opening of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program competition for 2019-2021. This academic exchange program is funded by the U.S.  Department of State and was initiated by U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright in 1946 to increase international educational exchange between Americans and citizens of more than ...
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