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Major Thrusts to AAMU's International Programs

​There are three major thrusts to AAMU’s international programs:

 

  • Developmental Assistance. AAMU is committed to playing a significant role in delivering technical assistance to developing or underdeveloped countries of the world through work with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other international development agencies in agriculture, natural resources and rural development, human nutrition and environmental issues, and institution building in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, Asia and the New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union.

  • Human Resources Development. In keeping with AAMU’s mission to provide educational opportunities to the wider community, AAMU strives to attract international students and to assist the USAID and other international agencies and governments in fulfilling their educational training program needs by providing a suitable learning environment for the many sponsored students who are sent to AAMU by these agencies and governments. OIP serves as the sponsored students’ contact and management office of AAMU’s international programs. Special services are provided to facilitate and ensure a rapid and effective completion of participants’ training objectives. Each such exchange J-1 student or participant is charged an administrative/management fee of $250 per semester and $150 per summer session.

  • Internationalization of University Programs, including teaching, research and public service. International majors and minors are offered in various academic program areas; student and faculty exchange programs on domestic and international levels; establishment of collaborative linkage relationships with universities, other institutions and research centers for academic and scientific exchanges; and study abroad programs for language and intercultural training for students and faculty. AAMU participates in visitor exchange programs, including the Fulbright-Hays Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

 

On behalf of AAMU, OIPS has signed formal agreements with a number of foreign universities and research centers.

In Africa:

  • University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Ministry of Higher Education, Computer Services and Scientific Research, and the Institute of Agronomic Research, Cameroon
  • University of Cocody, Cote d’Ivore
  • Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia
  • Ministry of Agriculture and the Food Research Institute, Ghana
  • University of Liberia, Liberia
  • National Institute of Agronomic Research, Niger
  • Obafemi Awolowo University and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sierra Leone
  • Food Research Institute, Sudan

 

In the Caribbean:

  • University of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands
  • Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, the University of the West Indies, Trinidad
  • Food Research Institute, Jamaica

 

In Eastern Europe:

  • St. Petersburg State Agrarian University, Pushkin
  • Main Botanical Gardens, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • Tavrida National University, formerly Simferopol State University, Simferopol, Ukraine
  • East European University of Economics and Management, formerly Cherkassy Institute of Business Management, Cherkassy, Ukraine

 

These agreements provide opportunities for study abroad, exchanges, collaborative research, and programs for students and faculty at AAMU.

AAMU participates in the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and similar U.S. Government-sponsored programs that provide scholarships for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies overseas for one semester or a year, and fellowships for graduate students for a period ranging from one semester up to two years.

AAMU is a member of the National Student Exchange (NSE) Consortium. Under this system, an AAMU student can attend another NSE-member institution while registered at AAMU to take courses for one semester or a year for the same amount of tuition and fees paid at AAMU. Courses taken at a host campus are fully transferable, with grades applicable toward the student’s graduate requirements at AAMU. Costs for housing arrangements have to be checked with the host school prior to enrollment; these may need to be paid separately by the student.

For additional information, contact the Office of International Programs.