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Empowering Young Omani Women

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Last year, Kalimat al Mashari enrolled in a unique job-training program at AMIDEAST/Oman designed to enhance the work skills and self-confidence of Omani women like her — high school graduates from underserved backgrounds who are unemployed.

For Kalimat, the training was what she needed to take the challenging step of starting her own business. And this summer, she returned to AMIDEAST to take a follow-up course in entrepreneurship — a program that she credits with giving her “the courage and self-esteem I need to run my business successfully.”

Nearly 60 women have benefited from AMIDEAST’s partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands to reach out to underserved women in Oman to empower them through a combination of basic job-skills training, career guidance, and — this summer — leadership and entrepreneurship components.

That the initiative is meeting a need was clear soon after the first program was announced in fall 2008. Some 180 women applied, requiring a careful selection process to fill the small number of available seats — a class of 30 women, who ranged in age from 19 to 36 and came from the regions of Al Dakhliya, Al Batinah, Al Dahira and Muscat. Moreover, class attendance was 100 percent throughout the 320 hours covering intensive English language and IT skills training, workplace etiquette, project work, field trips, cv-writing workshops, mock interviews, a career fair, and guest speakers and interaction with professionals in a variety of sectors.

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program

We are not currently accepting applications. Please check this page for updates.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program was established by the US Congress in 1946. It was founded to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. AMIDEAST administers the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the Middle East and North Africa on behalf of the US Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This highly prestigious scholarship program is a two-year fellowship, designed to give graduates of four-year Bachelors degree or Masters degree programs the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree at a US university.

 

Fulbright 2015 - Application Season Closed

Fulbright 2016 - Application Season Expected to Open Early 2015

Applicant Requirements

A competitive applicant will have an excellent academic record, strong English language skills, an outstanding character, and the commitment to return to Oman upon completion of the program.
 

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• Practical Curriculum
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• Communicative Focus
• Regular Updates on Student Attendance and Performance

 

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Educational Placement Services

AMIDEAST/Oman offers a variety of personalized services to give you one-on-one assistance for your journey into higher education in the United States. Each service is customized for the client so that we can help you meet your goals.

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 AMIDEAST/Oman provides accurate, comprehensive, current and unbiased information on educational opportunities in the United States. The Muscat office is part of the EducationUSA network of approximately 450 advising centers worldwide affiliated with the U.S. Department of State. AMIDEAST/Oman follows EducationUSA ethical standards.

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Country Director:  Sarah M. Jackson

 

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Finance Manager:  Nehal Nair

Operations & Testing Manager:  Seema Mehta

Network Systems Administrator:  Saif Al Janabi

Senior Administration Officer:  Rashid Al Jassasi

 

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