Libyan Training Program Re-Launching at American University - NBC4 Washington

Libyan Training Program Re-Launching at American University

Visiting International Professionals Program halted in spring



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    The two-year Visiting International Professionals Program was halted in the spring.

    A Libya-funded diplomatic and educational program for professionals from the North African nation will move to American University, Michigan State University said.

    Michigan State learned this week -- just before news of former Libyan leader Moammar Khadaffy's death -- that Libya's National Economic Development Board would re-launch the two-year Visiting International Professionals Program, spokesman Kent Cassella told the Associated Press. The program was halted in the spring.

    Michigan State also learned the program would move all students to American University, Cassella said. AU officials said they are considering the inclusion of diplomatic trainees from Michigan but have made no final decisions.

    Michigan State officials and the 19 remaining students are disappointed to lose the program that once included 35, Cassella said. Some returned to Libya and those who remained were provided housing and other help from the university and community.