Archive | ‘Your Country’ – United States

45% Increase in Iraqi Students at US Universities

The number of Iraqi students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education in the 2010-11 academic year increased from 423 to 616 students, a 45.6 percent increase compared to the previous year. This represents the largest annual increase and the most Iraqi students studying at U.S. universities since the late 1980s. Iraq and the United […]

More Profits For Iraq’s Strawberry Farmers Thanks To USAID

Business is flourishing for some of Iraq’s strawberry farmers thanks to higher-yield varieties and new growing techniques provided by the U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The success of this program is an example of U.S.-Iraqi cooperation, under the auspices of the Strategic Framework Agreement, to support domestic agricultural production […]

Opportunities for Iraqis to Study in the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has announced that it is now accepting applications for U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs focused on developing leadership skills. The programs provide Iraqi students and professionals with the opportunity to travel to the United States to exchange ideas and build linkages with their American colleagues.  These programs work to support the […]

Scholarship Opportunities in US

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has announced that it is now accepting applications for U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs focused on the education sector. The programs will provide Iraqi high school and university students and educators with the opportunity to travel to the United States to exchange ideas and build linkages with their American colleagues. These […]

New TOEFL Center at the Commission on Integrity

Over the next 18 months, the U.S. Embassy in Iraq will provide approximately $580,000 toward establishing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) center at the Commission on Integrity (COI). These funds will provide English-language training for 100 COI employees. The investigators and prosecutors in the program will receive a minimum of 288 […]

US Announces Iraq Museum Fellowship Residencies Program

The Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State and the United States Embassy in Baghdad has announced the 2012 Iraq Museum Fellowship Residencies Program. This program has been developed to provide future Iraqi museum professionals with the opportunity to develop and build their capacity in museum management and operation. The residencies […]

US Consulate General opens in Erbil

US Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides yesterday opened the United States Consulate General in Erbil. He was joined at the ceremony by Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, Prime Minister Barham Salih, Speaker of Parliament Dr Kamal Kirkuki and other KRG and American senior officials. The solid relationship that the Kurdistan Region has maintained with […]

Iraqi-US Business Council Opens in Basra

The chairman of the Iraqi National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the official launch of the Iraqi-U.S. Business Council in Baghdad, which will be an extension of the American Chamber of Commerce in Iraq. The council will deal with the Iraqi private sector to encourage economic development, particularly in small- and medium-sized industries. NIC Chairman […]

US Opens New Consulate in Basra

The United States opened a consulate Tuesday in Basra, the first such diplomatic presence in the southern Iraqi city in more than four decades; the last U.S. consulate in Basra closed in 1967. The new consulate comes days after the United States handed over three joint security stations in southern Iraq to Iraqi authorities as […]