Number of Iraqi Students in the USA Growing

The United States Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce a 71% increase in the number of Iraqi graduate students and a 31% increase in the total number of Iraqi students who studied in the United States in the 2011-2012 academic year over the previous year.

According to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, which is published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. universities have seen a strong increase in the enrollment of students from Iraq.

EducationUSA has helped many Iraqi students fulfill their dreams of studying in the United States. EducationUSA is a free U.S. Government service that helps students identify the best options to pursue their educational and professional interests in the United States. EducationUSA Advisors in Baghdad and Erbil can help students research U.S. universities, identify financial aid opportunities, and understand the admission process.

Students who want to study in the U.S. can “Like” the EducationUSA Facebook page for regular updates and email questions to or For more information visit the U.S. Embassy website at or the U.S. Consulate General Erbil website at

The Open Doors Report can be purchased from IIE Books at

(Source: US Embassy)

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