International Programs News
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Support International Programs: Wear Black Give Back 2021!
Supporting UNO’s International Programs is as important today as it has ever been. A global pandemic, worldwide travel restrictions, and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has made 2021 one of the most challenging on record for our students, staff, scholars, and community. Through it all, INPR has stayed true to its purpose: providing support, education, and a connection between Omaha and the wider world we all share. Now, we invite friends of UNO International Programs to help us continue the mission through the Wear Black, Give Back day of giving.
UNO Experts on Afghanistan Offer Support, Insight Amid Crisis
Local, national, and international media outlets have relied on the analysis and expertise from staff within UNO's Center for Afghanistan Studies following the Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan.
UNO Alum and Entrepreneur Gives Back Through the Maverick Passport Project
Michael Blakely, UNO class of 2014, repeat study abroad participant, and CEO of InterOperate is leveraging his success to help current Mavericks study abroad. Blakely and his company, InterOperate, have donated funding to help 25+ UNO students obtain their first passport. Read on to hear his story and why the Maverick Passport Project is one of his passion projects!
Minerals, drugs and China: How the Taliban might finance their new Afghan government
From "The Conversation": Hanif Sufizada, Education and Outreach Program Coordinator at UNO's Center for Afghanistan Studies, explains what financial sources the Taliban might turn to for funding their new Afghan government.
Maverick Passport Project
The 2021-2022 academic year marks the beginning of a new initiative at UNO- The Maverick Passport Project. The Maverick Passport Project will support 75+ Mavs per year by providing the funding and application assistance needed for them to receive a passport. Award recipients will be chosen by a competitive selection process, in line with our funding source’s requirements and UNO’s goals to increase underrepresented student study abroad participation.