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The IUGB Foundation is a 501(c)3 U.S. tax exempt nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Organized by U.S. and Ivorian supporters of the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) located in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. The IUGB Foundation’s Mission  is to provide financial and in-kind assistance to help the International University of Grand-Bassam realize its vision of becoming a Regional Center of Excellence in Higher Education.  The Foundation provides need-based scholarships and fellowships, learning technology and grants and stipends to IUGB students, faculty and staff from Africa, the U.S. and elsewhere.    (Read more)



LaetitiaStudent Profile – DOSSOU Yoro Laetitia

When reminiscing about the first time I came to IUGB, I remember how scared I was that I would not to be able to fit in. Three years later, not only did this anxiousness vanish but it morphed into a state of total bliss and elation.  (Read more)





Cherise Y. Peters, MHRM, MLE _ Professional Photo

IUGB Foundation Welcomes its First Advisory Board Members

We are delighted to announce our Foundation’s first Advisory Board Members Keith E. Brown, Cherise Y. Peters, and Vanessa Prempeh. Our newly formed Advisory Board is a social and networking- focused group providing support in strategy, networking, and serving as our ambassadors as the face of IUGB. (Read more)





Fourth Edition of IUGB Career Day: Shape Your Career Is Our Business

On Saturday November 17, 2018, IUGB hosted its fourth edition of Career Day “Shape Your Career Is Our Business” on the University’s Grand-Bassam campus. About 350 attendees participated in the event, including corporate representatives, students, faculty and staff. (Read more)





ibmThe University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) Signs with IBM to Implement the Skills Academy Program at IUGB

Negotiated and facilitated by the IUGB Foundation, IBM representative Babacar Kane and Professor Saliou Toure, President of the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB)  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 21, 2018 to implement IBM’s skills academy program for IUGB faculty and students. (Read more)



Moving Up the Chain with IUGB/ GSU/ Strayer University Graduate Maferima Outtara

Meet Maferima Outtara, an IUGB/ GSU/ Strayer University alumna pursuing her goals with tenacity and passion. Maferima is a study in perseverance and she is honoring her educational credentials as we speak, even as she works full-time at Curry Honda of Atlanta. (Read more)





It is GIVING season. This is a special time of year in the USA.  As always, our first priority is to fund our Invest for Success Program which provides scholarships for male and female students lacking the resource to attend International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) in Cote d’Ivoire.  (Read more)






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