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State Alumni:  Your Global Connunity

The State Alumni community in Iraq is the group of people who have participated in one of the following State Department funded programs:

  • American Corner Programs
  • English Language Programs
  • Fulbright Exchange Programs
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
  • International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)
  • Iraq Women in Engineering and Applied Sciences (IWASE)
  • Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students (IYLEP)
  • Kennedy Center Programs
  • Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
  • Partnerships for Learning Undergraduate Studies Program
    Teacher Training Program
  • Student Advising Programs
  • Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI)
  • The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy
  • Voluntary Visitor Program
  • Youth Education and Study Program (YES)
  • Alumni Advisory Council

    Join an Alumni Advisory Council!

    Are you interested in a leadership role in the Iraq alumni community? If you haven’t joined already, the Cultural Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad encourages you to join one of our Alumni Advisory Councils.

    The Alumni Advisory Councils are made up of Iraqi nationals who have participated in a U.S. government exchange program. The purpose of the council is to lead the development of programs and activities to strengthen the alumni network in Iraq, to be a primary point of contact for the U.S. Embassy on a range of program topics, and to work with the Cultural Affairs Office on educational and cultural exchange projects.

    The Alumni Advisory Councils meet periodically throughout the year. Committees of the Council will also meet on an as-needed basis. Participation in the Council is voluntary and is not a paid position, and seeks to benefit the Iraqi alumni community and promote a long-term relationship of cooperation and friendship between Iraq and the United States.

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

    • 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!

  • Alumni E-Mentor Corps

    During his speech in Cairo, the President emphasized strengthening ties on issues like entrepreneurship and connecting people in the U.S. with people around the world, including through online platforms.  At the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, Secretary Clinton outlined the structure of the E-Mentor Corps to fulfill these objectives. This initiative to promote the Web-based platform by U.S. Embassies and partners aims to expand the number of users - both mentors and entrepreneurs - from hundreds to thousands.

    E-Mentees will be recruited through the U.S. Department of State's existing network of thousands of alumni from exchange programs focusing on entrepreneurship, and others who express serious interest in entrepreneurial guidance.  E-Mentors have been initially solicited from among participants in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, and the U.S. Department of State has already received Statements of Intent from leading U.S. organizations signifying their commitment to provide E-Mentors.  These include: Accenture, AMIDEAST, Babson College, Business for Diplomatic Action, Ernst & Young, Endeavor, Financial Services Volunteer Corps, Global Business School Network, IBM, Intel, The Kauffman Foundation-Global Entrepreneurship Week and TechWadi. 

    Through the E-Mentor Corps platform, mentors are able to request connection to mentees, while mentees can also reach out to potential mentors.  This networking platform is currently available in English and Arabic, but is meant to serve entrepreneurs in developing countries worldwide. 
    E-Mentor Corps can be reached at is directed by the U.S. Department of State's Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) and managed through a partnership with ImagineNations Network. 

    Any questions about the overall E-Mentor Corps program may be directed to the Global Entrepreneurship Program Team at

  • Alumni Opportunities

    Alumni are invited to take advantage of opportunities provided by the Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

    On-line Gobal Community for Alumni
    Sign up and take advantage of all the benefits of being a part of the Global Alumni community

    Alumni E-mentoring Program
    Get connected with a Mentor on this Arabic and English language on-line platform

    Alumni Advisory Council
    Become a leader in the Iraqi Alumni Community

    Alumni Small Grants Program
    Have a great idea?  Apply for a Small Grant Program to help put it in action!



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