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Education & Exchanges


Learn, exchange, grow, and serve. The U.S. Department of State offers many programs for non-U.S. citizens wishing to come to the U.S. for cultural, educational, or professional exchange. These programs are augmented by local opportunities in countries around that world that allow non-U.S. citizens to explore U.S. culture and the English language. Learn more about the opportunities offered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Iraqi alumni of the U.S. exchange programs listed below can learn more about how to stay connected with other Iraqi alumni by contacting the U.S. Embassy Alumni Coordinator at IraqiAlumni@state.gov and by visiting the Department of State online global community of Alumni at https://state.gov.  Current alumni can also visit the Iraqi Alumni Facebook pages listed to the right of this page.

Education Advising Office in Iraq

Whether you plan to pursue a short-term or full degree program in the United States, Education USA has the resources you need.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited institutions in the United States. EducationUSA also provides services to the U.S. higher education community to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalization goals. EducationUSA is your official source on U.S. higher education.

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StudyUSAIraq

Education Advising Office

The Education Advising Offices at the U.S. Embassy and Consulate are certified EducationUSA advising centers.

Services available from the Education Advising Offices include:

  • College counseling and guidance
  • Standardized test information (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS, PET, etc.)
  • Bulletins, handouts, and education-related publications
  • Study in the USA presentations (Summer Programs, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Distance Learning)

Feel free to contact our offices for assistance for your contacts interested in studying in the United States.

U.S. Embassy – Baghdad

U.S. Consulate General – Erbil

Exchange Program Alumni – Resources & Opportunities

Join the ExchangeAlumni community and open the door to a world of support, resources, and funding opportunities to help you build on the skills you gained during your exchange program:

  • Gain access to various grant opportunities through Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and Grants to Individuals (GTI).
  • Read journals, academic journals, and articles through Gale and EBSCO’s first academic database.
  • Find and connect with fellow ExchangeAlumni locally and globally.
  • Get up-to-date information on live events, such as #MentorTalks, and ExchangeAlumni news.

There are also resources you can access without logging in, such as the Resources for Entrepreneurs page, where you can find information and programs to help you build your business. In addition, you can connect with us online through LinkedIn, Facebook, X, and Instagram, sharing your successes by using #ExchangeAlumni when you post. Prefer to email? Reach us at exchangealumni@state.gov.

Alumni Advisory Council

If you are interested in being part of an Alumni Advisory Council, please email the information below to: IraqCulturalAffairs@state.gov

  • First name:
  • Last name:
  • Exchange Program:
  • Year:
  • Mobile:
  • Email:
  • Province/city:
  • Current profession:

Please also indicate which of the six councils you would like to join:

  1. Youth Engagement and Education
  2. Economics and Business
  3. Arts and Culture
  4. Human Rights and Civil Society & Rule of Law
  5. Environment, Science and Health
  6. Media and Information Technology

We look forward to having you join us!