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Scholarships for Intercultural Open University Foundation Learners

As a global organization serving an international student body, the Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) is sensitive to how challenging it is for adults to return to school to further their education. Our learners are generally well established in their careers and often aged 40-plus. They usually have families to tend and charitable interests to promote. And they all contribute to making their communities, if not the whole world, a better place.

What Makes the Intercultural Open University Foundation Unique?

If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll have no doubt noticed that faculty and staff at the Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) consistently refer to "students" as "learners."  There's a powerful reason behind the shift: a student is someone who studies. End of story. A learner is someone who learns, which is a much more active process. There is also an expectation of an outcome present in the word "learner" that is absent from the word "student." Similarly, at IOU Foundation, we don't view our learners as people who simply consume information - they actively acquire practical knowledge they can use in the world beyond their PhD degree.

How else are we different from traditional educational institutions? Let's count the ways:

IOUF Faculty Members: Leading the World in Distributed Education for Social Change!

The faculty members at the Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) are dedicated to helping educate learners who are focused on contributing to the world in substantial ways. They have years of experience in both the practical and the academic aspects of knowledge and they are all seasoned academic mentors who care about your results.

Here's a little information about some of the faculty members you might encounter as a learner with IOUF:

IOU Foundation: Areas of Study through Distributed Education

As a specialty university with a highly defined niche in the world, the Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) has the privilege of meeting some of the most impressive people on our planet. Our learners, for example are folks who are both highly intelligent and also very aware of the social implications of their studies.

A PhD Degree at the Intercultural Open University Foundation: Meet some of our graduates

Our graduates are comprised of some of the most impressive and hard-working people in the world and many of them have distinguished records in a diverse and meaningful range of business, academic and social activities. Here's a little more about the kind of students (we call them "learners") the IOUF attracts:

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