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State Alumni: Your Global Community

The Department of State supports worldwide networks of alumni of U.S. government exchange programs that enable alumni to stay connected to and network with each other long after they return home from their U.S. exchange program. The Iraqi Alumni program is a growing and active network of more than 6,000 Iraqis. Through their own initiatives and with support from the U.S. Embassy and the Department of State, Iraqi alumni stay in touch to alumni from their U.S. programs, connect with other alumni in Iraq and around the world, carry out community service programs at home, and get support for life-long efforts to build bridges of friendship and understanding between the Iraqi and American people.

Iraqi alumni of the U.S. exchange programs listed below can learn more about how to stay connected with other Iraqi alumni by contacting the U.S. Embassy Alumni Coordinator at [ ] and by visiting the Department of State online global community of Alumni at  Current alumni can also visit the Iraqi Alumni Facebook pages listed to the right of this page.

American spaces

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 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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