AMIDEAST Iraq - Iraq



About the organization

AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.   

Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST in its early years focused on promoting U.S. study to students in the MENA region and managing U.S. scholarships and exchanges such as the flagship Fulbright Foreign Student Program.  While these important programs continue apace, our work has expanded significantly.

Today AMIDEAST programs and services touch the lives of half a million individuals a year – improving educational opportunities and quality, strengthening local institutions, and developing language and professional skills critical for success in the global economy.

AMIDEAST established one of its first field offices in Baghdad, Iraq in 1953. Until its closure in 1967, in the wake of heightened regional tensions, the Baghdad office played a vital role in strengthening mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and Iraqis and in promoting U.S. higher education.

After a 36-year hiatus, AMIDEAST opened its doors in Iraq in January 2004. Now we serve all of Iraq from our field offices in Baghdad, Erbil, and Basra.  AMIDEAST looks forward to once again building bridges of understanding between Iraqis and Americans and to forming a partnership with all Iraqis in the reconstruction of their country.

Among the services AMIDEAST is currently offering in Iraq are English language and skills training and institutional development programs. AMIDEAST now offers many educational exchange opportunities. AMIDEAST promotes, recruits, and selects Iraqi students for the annual FULBRIGHT Program and many other scholarship and training programs sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

In addition, AMIDEAST/Iraq administers many of the standardized tests required for U.S. university admission, including TOEFL, GRE General Test, and the GRE Subject Tests. AMIDEAST/Iraq also administers ITP TOEFL and TOEIC tests.

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