Intercultural Open University Foundation - Practical Distance Education for Direct Improvement
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The IOUF is a global university foundation focused on providing degrees at the MA and PhD level to mature students who are focused on social change. Programs are customized and self-directed and all ...

The IOUF is a global university foundation focused on providing degrees at the MA and PhD level to mature students who are focused on social change. Programs are customized and self-directed and all work is conducted online under the supervision of experienced faculty members.

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  • 1. IOUF: PRACTICAL DISTANCE EDUCATION FOR DIRECT IMPROVEMENT
  • 2. SOCIAL INTEREST  The dramatic challenges faced by the worlds economies are getting a lot of press and as an international organization serving learners from every corner of the world, the Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) is watching with interest.
  • 3. PRACTICAL EDUCATIONFar from being an "ivory tower"institution, the IOUF is entirelyfocused on providing practicaleducation for people whoselives will be directly improvedby having more education.
  • 4. MATURE LEARNERS Our MA and PhD degree programs are built around meeting the needs of mature learners who want to make a difference in the world, and part of our admission criteria relates to that very issue.
  • 5. SOCIAL CHANGE We are focused on social change. Not an "overthrow the government" kind of social change, but social change that focuses on opportunities for making the world a better place.
  • 6. SOCIAL AGENTS  We provide degree programs for mature adults who want to continue improving the landscape of their community through better services, understanding or infrastructure.
  • 7. EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION We mentor learners to a graduate or post-graduate degree, and we provide a community of supporters to cheer them on in their work following graduation from the IOUF. Simply put, our educational foundation is a vehicle for making a difference in the world.
  • 8. GLOBAL AWARENESS We promote global awareness of the common issues facing humanity. The IOUF encourages qualified people to register in our programs from any country in the world.
  • 9. CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES We embrace all cultures and nationalities and we provide a learning environment that celebrates differences while recognizing our common needs and interests.
  • 10. A PRACTICAL APPROACH We are idealists with a practical approach. Staff and faculty at the IOUF are all experienced educators and administrators who share the belief that it is possible to make the world a better place.
  • 11. IDEALISMAs a bastion of idealism in a very troubled world, we recognize that these ideals are under siege in many places in the world today.
  • 12. OUR MISSIONOur mission is to shine a light on the possibilities education has for improving our world.
  • 13. WHAT DO YOU THINK?  We’d love to hear what you think about international education today. What kinds of experiences have you had? What needs could IOUF meet for you and those you connect with? Get in touch with us and let us know!
  • 14. CONTACT US! If you feel the Intercultural Open University Foundation offers the kind of educational experience that will help you achieve your academic and life goals gracefully, please get in touch with us: On our website at www.ioufoundation.org On our social site at http://www.social.ioufoundation.org/index.php/blogs/7/22/iou- foundation-at-work-in-the-wo On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Intercultural- Open-University-Foundation/256061553857