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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)


IUGB Foundation Signs a Partnership Agreement with Ethiopian Airlines

The IUGB Foundation has signed a partnership agreement with Ethiopian Airlines to support the 4th Commencement Ceremony of IUGB and to offer free airfare tickets for five IUGB students attending Leaders of the World Conference at Montclair State University in October 2018. Two recent graduates won the top two prizes offered by Ethiopian Airlines at the graduation ceremony. (Read more)





IUGB Hosts its 4th Commencement Ceremony

On Saturday September 8, 2018, IUGB hosted its 4th commencement ceremony at the Palais de la Culture in Abidjan. This graduation cohort of 48 students, 38 from the school of Business and Social Sciences (BSS) and 10 from the school of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). (Read more)





Message From the Executive Director

September is upon us and it is the back to school period all over the world. In this edition of the newsletter, we have included a back to school wisdom section. Three articles that we hope will give IUGB students and others insights on choosing a major, internships and study tips. (View newsletter)





Mariam Fofana is 2nd Consecutive IUGB/GSU Alumna to Receive
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship

The IUGB Foundation is delighted to announce that we have a second IUGB alumna who will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship from The Atlanta Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. (Read more)



Building Brighter Futures, One Book at a Time

August 10, 2018 | Tchonté Mireille Silue

I’m 24-years old, born and raised in Yopougon, Côte d’Ivoire. While working on my master’s degree, I developed an interest in education. My classes were interactive, where students worked on team projects to propose solutions to issues we noticed in some communities. I started to dream about an inclusive and interactive education system in Côte d’Ivoire that would create generations of problem-solvers rather than jobseekers (Read more)



Innovative University in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, Seeks Board Members for Its Atlanta-based Foundation

June 25, 2018 | Phil Bolton

An Atlanta-based foundation for the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB), an innovative institution in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire, which was launched in 2007 with the support of Georgia State University, seeks board members interested in serving its mission to develop the necessary resources to make the university “a center of excellence” for higher education and to provide scholarships for deserving African students. (Read more)


African Georgia State Graduate Sets an Example for Women in STEM Studies

June 25, 2018 | Phil Bolton

While growing up in Côte d’Ivoire, Sarran Deigna knew that her mother had been a good student with a special facility for mathematics. “If my Mom was so good at math, I should also be a good math student,” she told Global Atlanta during an interview in her office at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta in Midtown. (Read more)





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