Ball State's Center for International Development (CID) serves as a unifying resource for faculty members with shared interests in alleviating poverty and contributing to the economic and social development of the world's most fragile and conflict-affected countries.
Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program
Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program
Ball State University was among those praised for contributions leading to a vastly improved entrance exam process for candidates for the Afghan National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA). More details on the project can be found here.
The Higher Committee for Education Development (HCED) - English Language Center (ELC) opened in early October in Baghdad to teach ESL to scholarship holders from HCED and the Government of Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research scholarship program. The U.S. Government provided a $1 million grant to Ball State University to fund faculty and teacher-trainers to work in Baghdad on placement testing, curriculum development, and teacher training for Iraqi English language teachers. HCED scholarship students will study at the ELC until they earn a score of 500 on the PBT TOEFL. Then they will continue their ESL instruction at universities in the United States, UK, or Australia. About 500 students per year are expected to study at the HCED-ELC when it reaches capacity. Download the flyer from the HCED-ELC.
Meridian International has selected Ball State University as a host university in its Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program in summer, 2014. Ball State will present the Entrepreneurship and Community Development institute, introducing twenty-five Iraqi undergraduate students to both business and social entrepreneurship concepts, with a focus on how business techniques can be used to address social issues. The students will deepen their understanding of social entrepreneurship and its potential to improve the lives of the Iraqi people through a combination of classroom instruction, interaction with Americans, site visits, experiential learning, and presentations of their ideas to a variety of audiences.
Ball State is one of five universities involved in the program and was selected based on a successful program in the summer of 2013.
The Institute of International Education announced that it has selected five U.S. universities to participate in the 2013 - 2014 International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) focusing on Vietnam. Over the next year, international education professionals at each of these institutions will participate in a series of training activities arranged by IIE to help them develop their strategy and implement and sustain partnerships with counterparts in Vietnam. The five U.S. campuses are: Ball State University, Fort Hays State University, Marquette University, Northern Arizona University, and Stetson University. Click here for the press release.
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