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Iraqi students study at U.S. universities to help rebuild country

June 22, 2010

Iraqi students will study at U.S. colleges and universities and then return home to help rebuild Iraq's higher-education infrastructure.

A student pilot program, launched by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, is bringing 400 students to American colleges this summer.

The first batch of the 400 Iraqi students arrives in the U.S. this month. They will attend 24 universities, including:

  • Michigan State
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Iowa
  • Syracuse University

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