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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)

Invest for Success update—We’re halfway there!

Dear Friends,

As we move into summer, IUGB’s Invest for Success campaign continues to heat up.  Thus far, thanks to the generosity of our dedicated individual and corporate supporters, we have in hand some $90,000 towards our 2016 goal of $200,000…and there are pledges still outstanding. With that good news, however, comes the reality that we still need your help to reach our goal. We are happy to report that overall, the first four IUGB scholarship recipients are living up to the high standards set by the IUGB Scholars Program.

With IUGB’s student population growing rapidly (over 550 students enrolled compared to 500 last fall), raising funds for our students is more critical than ever. Your donation in ANY amount will help 15 more bright and talented students in West Africa attend the International University of Grand-Bassam.  Their future is in your hands.



Their Hearts Were In It:  IUGB AFNET Students’ Committed Squad Contributes to Invest for Success

Marie Olivia Kouassi and Jean-Marcien Kablansi, two AFNET (Alumni and Friends Network) students from IUGB, led a business class team fundraising assignment this month at Georgia State University, culminating in a gift of $665.00 for needy students to attend the International University of Grand-Bassam in Côte d’Ivoire. The 6-person team, assembled by Ms. Kouassi and Mr. Kablansi, contributed their gift to the IUGB Foundation’s Invest for Success scholarship campaign on April 5, 2016. (Read more)


IUGB Foundation Spring Board Meeting and Reception-Washington, D.C. Celebrating the Present, Planning for the Future

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, a quorum of the IUGB Foundation’s Board of Directors met at Washington D.C.’s City Club to hold its Spring Board Meeting.  The Board members reviewed priorities and plans for 2016 and beyond.  The team celebrated recent notable University and Foundation accomplishments such as continued growth in enrollment to more than 550 students; progress with Invest for Success(Read more)


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACoca-Cola, IUGB Sign Partnership Agreement

On March 3, 2016, a delegation from The Coca-Cola Company visited IUGB.  This historic visit significantly broadened the relationship between the institutions with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between IUGB and the Coca-Cola Export Corporation Abidjan Representative Office (“CCEC”) to promote cooperation and to develop programs and activities of mutual interest. (Read more)




In Their Own Words….Our First Four Scholarship Recipients

We asked our students what they thought about their first semester.  As you can see from the answers below, they continue to work hard with an eye towards their future and with determination to achieve their goals.
Agui Eboi“…My first semester was great.  I had a good GPA, but I will do my best to improve that.  I achieved my personal, academic and social goals, and I met a lot of friends. After graduation, I intend to obtain a Masters in Actuarial Science in order to pursue a career in insurance.”
Marie-France Bigba: “Well, I was really busy…The first semester was good, I met a lot of people that I became friends with.  Especially in the library where I spend all my life…for real.  It is not that I’m more confident.  It is just that, now, I understand the system.  I’m still in love with Clinical Psychology.”




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