DURATION: 09/30/2010 - 03/31/2014
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

The Algeria University Linkages Program (AULP) developed capacity in selected Algerian universities to design and deliver high quality, industry-driven programs of study in English as a foreign language and business.

Through this program, World Learning supported university career centers to create opportunities for students through the development of viable links to private industry and a targeted soft skills training program. AULP was carried out by a team led by World Learning that included its SIT Graduate Institute, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and Education for Employment.

World Learning presented a collaborative and innovative program to help its Algerian university partners respond to the needs of Algerian youth. This approach maximized the number of linkages created with Algerian universities as well as the geographic spread of U.S. institutions.  AULP enhanced mutual understanding and educational improvements through cooperation in higher education between U.S. and Algerian institutions.

Program Goals

  • Review curricula and provide recommendations for the relevant disciplines including English and business.
  • Provide English language instruction to improve teaching and learning capabilities and to widen the use of English in Algeria.
  • Offer real-time instruction via digital video conferencing technologies to connect U.S. and Algerian faculty, staff, and students.
  • Implement faculty and staff exchanges to facilitate curriculum review and the mutual exchange of knowledge.
  • Establish career development centers to strengthen linkages between the Algerian higher education system and private sector and provide practical and marketable skills to Algerian university students.