American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted the first U.S. State Department Access Alumni Conference, titled "Career Advancement Training" for participants from across Iraq on May 15-18, 2023. University President Dr. Bruce Ferguson and VP Academic Advancement Dr. Robert Perrins welcomed the attendees and encouraged them to enjoy and benefit from this opportunity to network, build community, and advance their career development. The project, led by Academic Preparatory Program (APP) Director Zimkitha Mpatheni, aimed at bringing together Access alumni from across Iraq to get up-to-date training to survive in the modern day job market. Forty-four Access alumni attended the four-day day conference to enhance their professional development to achieve successful careers in the future. Popular and in-demand workshops covered topics such as professional portfolios, successful job interview techniques, management and coping strategies, and technology and computer skills. The workshops were delivered by APP and undergraduate program faculty, as well as staff who shared their experiences and expertise. We are proud of all of our Access alumni for receiving their certificates of completion. The presenters for the conference included: Dr. Ali-Al Waeli, Mr. Oliver Keels, Ms. Rozhan Saman, Mr. Sardam Akram, Ms. Laura Schlichting, Mr. Berzy Bahzad, Mr. Ahmed Aram, Ms. Halbast Abdullah, and Ms. Kristen Shaffer.
American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), in partnership with the United States Department of State, launched the Access Teacher Training Program on Thursday, June 1, 2023 for high school English teachers in Sulaimani and Halabja. Fifty participants from Halabja, Sulaimani, and Rania with experience in English-teaching were selected to participate in a four-week long course with six sessions on transformative education, universal design, active learning teaching strategies, and up-to-date professional development and networking skills to equip English teachers to excel in their performance inside and outside the classroom. Sessions are delivered by highly-qualified and experienced faculty from AUIS's Academic Preparatory Program (APP). The training follows the first Access Alumni Conference held at AUIS May 15-18, 2023, also conducted in partnership with the US Department of State. The conference was aimed at young individuals who aspire to improve their career skills and future studies. Topics discussed included building a professional career, enhancing your CV, and upgrading your IT skills. Applications to attend were open to all Access Program alumni students from across Iraq. AUIS has been a proud Access Program partner, providing an opportunity for students in Sulaimani to learn about U.S. leadership and cultural values, deepen their knowledge of the English language, and take an active part in the development of Kurdistan.
American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, is excited to launch the first Access Alumni Conference from May 15-18, 2023 on the University’s campus. This conference is aimed at young individuals who aspire to improve their career skills and future studies. Topics to be discussed include: building a professional career, enhancing your CV, and upgrading your IT skills. Applications to attend are open to all Access Program alumni students from across Iraq. Click the link to apply: https://auis.edu.krd/?q=content%2Faccess-alumni-application-form Hurry and don’t miss this exciting event. Seats are limited.
U.S State Department representative Sara Abbas visited the Access Microscholarship Program at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) on September 12, 2022. The purpose of the visit was to explore the progress and projects that young learners have engaged with since the Program began in 2021. The purpose of the Access Microscholarship Program is to provide classes on English language and leadership skills, and introduce American values to young learners from the Suilamani area. In addition, learners get to improve their speaking skills and participate in various activities to build their ability to be active citizens in their communities. AUIS Academic Preparatory Program (APP) Director Ms. Zimkitha Mpatheni and Administrative Manager Mr. Ahmed Aram manage the Access Microscholarship Program, with classes taught by Ms. Kristen Shaffer. View more photos of the visit on our Flickr.
AUIS is pleased to announce that it will be running the U.S State Department-funded Access Program. The Access Program provides an opportunity for students in Sulaimani to learn about U.S. leadership and cultural values, deepen their knowledge of the English language, and take an active part in the development of Kurdistan. The program consists of two components: 1. English language lessons according to the students’ level, and 2. Cultural and leadership activities that build your understanding of the United States. Program Dates: The program is a 2 year program that will start on July 4th, 2021. Financial Support: The Access Program pays for the student’s tuition, books, and transportation costs. Program Requirements: Applicants must provide: A completed Application form that you can find here: forms.gle/2YkEgL43StVwmuje8 An identity card or birth certificate (original and copy); A report card/certificate from school (original and copy)/transcript; Documents confirming the status of low-income families: certificate identifying members in household, and noting how many children are present/certificate of disability or loss of a breadwinner/yearly family certificate of income/income from pensions/certificate of parental divorce. Application deadline: The deadline to apply for the program is June 5, 2021. Contact Information: For more information about the access program, please contact Ahmed Aram: [email protected] or call AUIS: +964 053 511 2020.