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Edtech Digest: Complementing in-person exchanges with online discussion forums in a movement to bridge cultures.

The idea for Youth Allied to Learn, Lead and Help (YALLAH) was sparked from two 18-year-old participants in Qatar Foundation International (QFI) exchanges: Fahad Al-Nahdi, a Qatari from Doha, and Damon Mallory, an American from Boston.

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Gulf Times: International schools Arabic debate final today

The final as well as the semi final rounds of the Second International Schools Arabic Debating Championship organised by QatarDebate Centre will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre today.

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Marhaba: Qatar Foundation International and Global Nomads Group Host ‘Road to Doha’ Webcast on Earth Day

his Earth Day, Qatar Foundation International (QFI), a Washington, DC-based non-profit organisation, is co-hosting a global, cross-cultural webcast with the Global Nomads Group (GNG) of New York.

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Qatar Foundation International Gathers Thirty Students from Three Continents to Collaborate through Service-Learning

QFI selected thirty outstanding students from Qatar, Argentina, Brazil and the United States to both attend the 25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference and partake in a supplementary program that instructs attendees on how to design, prepare, and launch a service-learning project of their own.

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QFI and Global Nomads Group Host “Road to Doha,” Student-Led Webcast on Earth Day

Students from Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington D.C. will discuss sustainable agriculture with their peers at Al Resala Independent Secondary School for Girls in, Doha, Qatar on Earth Day, April 22, 2014.

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Arizona Daily Star: Cholla High School Students Visit Qatar

A group of Cholla High Magnet School students took a trip to Qatar as part of an educational exchange program last week.The program, hosted by the Qatar Foundation International, aims to bring together students from the United States and Qatar in an exploration of identity and cultures through Arabic language.

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مقابلة في برنامج مساء الدوحة

استضافت قطر ملتقى “عبر” الذي يجمع مابين طلاب الولايات المتحدة وقطر ويهدف إلى تعزيز التواصل والتعبير عن الهوية والثقافة باللغة العربية. وفي هذه المقابلة الهاتفية عبر برنامج مساء الدوحة ، يتحدث السيد ناصر أحمد الخوري، منسق شؤون مؤسسة قطر الدولية، عن برنامج وأهداف هذه الرحلة.

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Gulf Times (DFI Workshop): Qatari and US Students Attend DFI Workshop

Doha Film Institute (DFI) joined Qatar Foundation International (QFI) on a weeklong educational trip focused on the Arabic language and storytelling, ‘Aber’, for students from the US and Qatar.

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الشرق: رحلة تربوية بين طلاب قطر والولايات المتحدة

 أعلنت مؤسسة قطر الدولية امس وهي عضو في مؤسسة قطر للتربية والعلوم وتنمية المجتمع، تتمحور رسالتها حول التواصل بين الثقافات وإثراء المواطنة الدولية من خلال المباردات التعليمية وموقعها العاصمة الأمريكية واشنطن- عن رحلة تربوية تبادلية من المزمع أن تستضيفها مدينة الدوحة في قطر خلال الفترة من ٧ - ١٥ مارس الجاري.

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The Qatar Tribune (DFI Workshop): Qatari and US Students Attend DFI Workshop

DOHA Film Institute (DFI) joined Qatar Foundation International (QFI), a Washington DC-based non-profit member of Qatar Foundation, to connect cultures and advance global citizenship through education.

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The Qatar Tribune: US Students on Education Tour

QATAR Foundation International (QFI), a Washington, DC-based non-profit member of Qatar Foundation, dedicated to connecting cultures and advancing global citizenship through education, has announced an exciting educational exchange trip taking place in Doha, from March 7-15.

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The Gulf Times: US Students Travel to Doha for Educational Exchange Trip

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has announced an educational exchange trip taking place in Doha until March 15, which aims to bring together students from the US and Qatar in an exploration of identity and cultures through the Arabic language. ‘Aber’ is an annual QFI educational exchange that stems from its Arabic Language and Culture programme.

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The Peninsula: US Students Join Qatari Peers for Cultural Immersion, Storytelling

Doha: Qatar Foundation International (QFI), a Washington DC-based non-profit member of Qatar Foundation, is holding an educational exchange trip in Doha from March 7 to 15, bringing together students from the US and Qatar to explore identity and cultures through the Arabic language.

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Chicago Tribune: High school Arabic program sends debate team to Qatar

In a classroom on Chicago's South Side, four students made final preparations this week to compete in a debate halfway around the world in a language they have studied for only a handful of years.

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العرب: «قطر الدولية» الداعم الرئيسي لـ«العربية» بالولايات المتحدة

مؤسسة قطر الدولية تُعدُّ الداعم الرئيسي للغة العربية في الولايات المتحدة الأميركية خصوصاً في شيكاغو. فهي تقدم دعماً مادياً لفريق المناظرات في شيكاغو بهدف توفير التقنيات الحديثة التي تمكن الطلبة من تعلم فنون التناظر باللغة العربية، وقد ساهمت المؤسسة في إنشاء مركز للثقافة واللغة العربية في مدرسة «لنبلوم» بهدف نشر اللغة العربية بين الطلبة الأميركيين.

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الوطن :مؤسسة قطر الدولية الداعم الرئيسي لنشر اللغة العربية في أميركا

أوضح السيد فادي أبو غوش- مدرب الفريق الأميركي - أن مؤسسة قطر الدولية تُعدُّ الداعم الرئيسي في الولايات المتحدة للغة العربية خصوصاً في شيكاغو. وألمح إلى تقديم مؤسسة قطر الدولية دعماً مادياً لفريق المناظرات في شيكاغو بهدف توفير التقنيات الحديثة التي تمكن الطلبة من تعلم فنون التناظر باللغة العربية،

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الراية: بطولة للمناظرات بالعربية في شيكاغو العام المقبل

انطلقت أمس بمركز قطر الوطني للمؤتمرات فعاليات البطولة الدولية الثانية لمناظرات المدارس التي يستضيفها مركز مناظرات قطر عضو مؤسسة قطر للتربية والعلوم وتنمية المجتمع، تحت رعاية سعادة الشيخة هند بنت حمد آل ثاني نائب رئيس مجلس إدارة مؤسسة قطر، حيث يشارك في البطولة التي تستمر حتى الأربعاء المقبل 22 فريقاً من 18 دولة عربية بالإضافة إلى 4 دول أجنبية.

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الراية: الدوحة للأفلام تقدم ورشة عمل لكتابة القصة

قدمت مؤسسة الدوحة للأفلام لمؤسسة قطر الدولية - عضو في مؤسسة قطر غير ربحية، بواشنطن ورشة عمل حول رواية القصص وعنوانها "الكتابة بواسطة الصور"، على مدى اسبوع، لطلاب من الولايات المتحدة وقطر، وذلك بهدف تسليط الضوء على اللغة العربية ورواية القصص وعنوانها "عبّر".

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Gulf Times: US students travel to Doha for educational exchange trip

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has announced an educational exchange trip taking place in Doha until March 15, which aims to bring together students from the US and Qatar in an exploration of identity and cultures through the Arabic language.

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Qatar Tribune: US students on 'education tour'

QATAR Foundation International (QFI) dedicated to connecting cultures and advancing global citizenship through education, has announced an exciting educational exchange trip taking place in Doha, from March 7-15.

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Gulf Times: US students join Qatari peers for cultural immersion, storytelling

Doha: Qatar Foundation International (QFI), a Washington DC-based non-profit member of Qatar Foundation, is holding an educational exchange trip in Doha from March 7 to 15, bringing together students from the US and Qatar to explore identity and cultures through the Arabic language.

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Star Telegram: HEB students head to Qatar to hone skills in Arabic

On Friday 7 March, ten H-E-B students in grades 8-10 were selected to participate in the rigorous cultural exchange program by Qatar Foundation International. The trip, paid for by the foundation, is part of the H-E-B school district’s continuous efforts to promote Arabic language learning opportunities as part of its International Business Initiative.

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U.S. Students Travel to Qatar for Unique Educational Exchange Trip

Qatar Foundation International Sends Selected Students to Join Qatari Peers for a Week of Cultural Immersion, Arabic Language and Storytelling

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Gulf Times: QFI plans workshops on education reforms

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) are teaming up with education specialists at Qatar’s Supreme Education Council (SEC) for a two-day Action Collab, which will address today’s most pressing education issues in the country.

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The Peninsula: Action Collab workshops to discuss education issues

Doha: Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) are teaming up with education specialists at Qatar’s Supreme Education Council (SEC) for a two-day Action Collab that will address today’s most pressing education issues in Qatar.

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الشرق: ﻣﺆﺳﺴﺔ ﻗﻄﺮ اﻟﺪوﻟﻴﺔ تًعرف الجمهور الأمريكي بالثقافة القطرية

اﻧـــﺘـــﻬـــﺖ ﻣـــﺆﺳـــﺴـــﺔ ﻗـــﻄـــﺮ اﻟــــﺪوﻟــــﻴــــﺔ ﻣـــﺆﺧـــﺮﴽ ﻣــــﻦ ﺗـــﺼـــﻮﻳـــﺮ ﻣـــﻘـــﺎﻃـــﻊ اﻟـــﻔـــﻴـــﺪﻳـــﻮ اﻟــﺨــﺎﺻــﺔ ﺑـــﻤـــﺴـــﺎﺣـــﺘـــﻬـــﺎ اﻟـــﺘـــﻔـــﺎﻋـــﻠـــﻴـــﺔ "اﻟــــﺒــــﻴــــﺖ" اﻟـــﺘـــﻲ ﺳﻮف ﺗﻜﻮن ﺑﻤﺜﺎﺑﺔ ﻣﻠﺘﻘﻰ اﻟﻠﻐﺔ اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ واﻟــﺜــﻘــﺎﻓــﻴــﺔ ﻓـــﻲ ﻛـــﻞ ﻣـــﻦ أﻣــﺮﻳــﻜــﺎ اﻟــﺸــﻤــﺎﻟــﻴــﺔ واﻟﺠﻨﻮﺑﻴﺔ. ﺣﻴﺚ ﺗﻢ اﻟﺘﺼﻮﻳﺮ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻌﺪﻳﺪ ﻣﻦ اﳌﻮاﻗﻊ ﻓﻲ دوﻟــﺔ ﻗﻄﺮ وﻛﺬﻟﻚ إﺟــﺮاء اﳌﻘﺎﺑﻼت ﻣﻊ ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺎت ﻛﺒﻴﺮة ﻣﻦ اﻟﻄﻼب واﻟﺘﺮﺑﻮﻳﲔ واﳌـــﻬـــﻨـــﻴـــﲔ ﺑـــﺎﳌـــﻨـــﻄـــﻘـــﺔ، وﺗــــﻌــــﺮض اﻷﻓـــــﻼم اﻟــــﻘــــﺼــــﻴــــﺮة ﺗـــــﺎرﻳـــــﺦ وﻟــــﻐــــﺔ وﺛــــﻘــــﺎﻓــــﺔ ﻗــﻄــﺮ ورؤﻳﺘﻬﺎ اﳌﺴﺘﻘﺒﻠﻴﺔ

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الراية: "مناظرات قطر" يُدرّب طالبات أمريكا على فنّ التناظر

استضاف مركز "مناظرات قطر"، عضو مؤسسة قطر للتربية والعلوم وتنمية المجتمع، وفدًا طلابيّاً مكونًا من ست طالبات من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، في إطار تفعيل مذكرة التفاهم التي وقعها المركز مؤخرًا مع مؤسسة قطر الدولية، وذلك بهدف تبادل الثقافات وتعزيز المواطنة العالمية من خلال التعليم والاطلاع على التراث الثقافي والتاريخي لدولة قطر.

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قطر نيوز: طالبات من أميركا يتدربن بقطر على التناظر

استضاف مركز مناظرات قطر –عضو مؤسسة قطر للتربية والعلوم وتنمية المجتمع- وفداً طلابياً مكوناً من «6» طالبات من الولايات المتحدة الأميركية، في إطار تفعيل مذكرة التفاهم التي وقعها المركز مؤخراً مع مؤسسة قطر الدولية، بهدف تبادل الثقافات وتعزيز المواطنة العالمية من خلال التعليم والاطلاع على التراث الثقافي والتاريخي لدولة قطر.

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العرب: "مناظرات قطر" يدرب طالبات من الولايات المتحدة على فن التناظر

اســــتــــضــــاف مــــركــــز مــــنــــاظــــرات قــطــر – عـــــضـــــو مــــؤســــســــة قــــطــــر لـلـتـربـيـة والـــعـــلـــوم وتـنـمـيـة المـجـتـمـع- وفـداً طــــــلابــــــيــــــاً يــــــضــــــم 6 طـــــــالـــــــبـــــــات مـن الــــولايــــات المـتـحـدة الأمـريـكـيـة، فـي إطـار تـفـعـيـل مـذكـرة الـتـفـاهـم الـتـي وقـعـهـا المـركـز مـؤخـراً مـع مـؤسـسـة قـطـر الـدولـيـة، وذلـك بـهـدف تـبـادل الثقافات وتعزيز المواطنة العالمية مـن خــــلال الــتــعــلــيـم والاطـــــــلاع عـلـى الـتـراث الـثـقـافـي والـتـاريـخـي لـدولـة قطر.

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الوطن: "مناطرات قطر" يدرب طالبات من أميركا

الدوحة -الوطن والمواطناستضاف مركز مناظرات قطر –عضو مؤسسة قطر للتربية والعلوم وتنمية المجتمع- وفداً طلابياً مكوناً من «ست» طالبات من الولايات المتحدة الأميركية، في إطار تفعيل مذكرة التفاهم التي وقعها المركز مؤخراً مع مؤسسة قطر الدولية، وذلك بهدف تبادل الثقافات وتعزيز المواطنة العالمية من خلال التعليم والاطلاع على التراث الثقافي والتاريخي لدولة قطر.

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Qatar Tribune: QatarDebate connects Qatari, U.S. students

In an effort to bridge cultures and advance global citizenship among youth through education, QatarDebate held the Qatar Debate Schools League (QDSL) tournament, in which Qatar Foundation International (QFI) participated, at Al Maha Academy on Saturday.

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The Peninsula: Al Bayt to showcase video experiences of Qatari life

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) will launch Al Bayt, or “home” in Arabic, an interactive space that will serve as a hub for Arabic language and culture in the Americas.

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Washington DC Students Earn Unforgettable Trip to Qatar

Qatar Foundation International to Send Six Student Finalists to the Third-Annual Global Youth for Teledebates Tournament in Doha, Qatar

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The Peninsula: QFI Names Telepresence Finalists

With support from QFI, six student finalists from Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, DC, will travel to Doha to participate in an international, cross-cultural debate with six Qatari peers, as well as experience Qatar’s historic and cultural attractions.

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Lincoln Educators Honored for Teaching Arabic Language, Culture

Two Lincoln High School educators were awarded QFi's Dora Johnson Award, which allows teachers to attend the annual ACTFL conference, and supports the mission of curriculum and instruction development for Arabic language and culture in the U.S.

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QFl Launches Online Resource for Arabic Language Learning

QFI announces the launch of Al-Masdar, a comprehensive web-based portal that provides up-to-date, accessible, and useful information about instruction, resources, and opportunities relevant to Arabic language teachers, students of Arabic, designers and administrators of Arabic language programs, and the general public.

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"العرب: "مناظرات قطر" يتعاون مع "قطر الدولية

وقع مركز مناظرات قطر مذكرة تفاهم مع مؤسسة قطر الدولية لتعزيز التعاون الثنائي بين الطرفين بمركز طلاب جامعة حمد بن خليفة، وذلك بحضور الدكتورة حياة معرفي المدير التنفيذي لمركز مناظرات قطر وماجي ميتشل المدير التنفيذي لمؤسسة قطر الدولية وعدد من مديري المركز والمؤسسة.

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الراية: دعم مهارات التناظر بين طلبة المدارس القطرية والدولية

وقّع مركز "مناظرات قطر" مذكرة تفاهم مع مؤسسة قطر الدولية في إطار دعم فن المناظرة، وذلك انطلاقًا من وحدة الهدف والغاية والترابط داخل المؤسسة الأم "مؤسسة قطر للتربية والعلوم وتنمية المجتمع". تهدف المذكرة إلى تعزيز التعاون الثنائي بين الطرفين من خلال تطوير ودعم مهارات المناظرة والحوار بين طلبة المدارس القطرية والدولية،

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مذكرة تفاهم بين مناظرات قطر ومؤسسة قطر الدولية

وقع مركز مناظرات قطر مذكرة تفاهم مع مؤسسة قطر الدولية، وذلك بهدف تعزيز التعاون الثنائي في مجالات تطوير ودعم مهارات المناظرات والحوار بين طلبة المدارس القطرية والدولية.وتضع المذكرة اطار يهدف لتقديم برامج وفعاليات وأنشطة متنوعة ينظمها كلا الطرفين تترجم الأهداف المشتركة بينهما لواقع ملموس يساهم في خلق فرص تعليمية من شأنها تنمية قدرات الطلاب واكتسابهم المهارات.

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QFI and QCRI launch mobile app to increase knowledge of Arabic

In an effort to make Arabic more accessible to those unfamiliar with the language, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) recently launched Madar Al-Huruf, a mobile application that introduces native English speakers to the Arabic alphabet.

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Washington Post: Qatar Foundation to open cultural center in CityCenterDC

The nation of Qatar is not only financing a major portion of the colossal downtown development project CityCenterDC, but a key nonprofit from the Persian Gulf state will have a presence there when the first phase is completed early next year.

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Qatar Tribune: Al Masdar site to be unveiled at Florida Convention

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is all set to officially launch its new initiative, Al Masdar resource site, during the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to be held in Orlando, Florida in the US, from November 22 to 24.

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KTUU Alaska: Making a difference

8 year-old William Scannell, QFI's youngest grantee, is featured on Alaskan KTUU News for his hard work in collecting clothes for QFI's Syrian clothing drive.

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Qatar Tribune: QFI seeks to build a global learning community

Advisor to Qatar Foundation International (QFI) Kent Lewis has said that the organisation is keen on establishing a learning community involving educators from Qatar, the US and Brazil.

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Al-Raya: Preparative meeting for WISE on Sunday

QFI and partners are hosting pre-wise conference meetings with 50 international educators. The goal of the meeting was to find the important role that is played by innovation and cooperation among cultures through the process of education.

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QNA: QFI hosts pre conference meetings for WISE.

Two meetings in the lead up to WISE will discuss innovation and creative learning. WISE is one of the most important event that gathers educators from all over the world to cooperate and produce creative ways to communicate with students.

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Al-Raya: New app to boost interest in Arabic

Launched by QFI, in partnership with the Qatar Computing Research Institute, Madar Al-Huruf introduces English-speakers to the Arabic alphabet.

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Al-Arab: Application to teach Arabic language

QFI in partnership with QCRI launched the new application “Madar Al-Huruf”, designed to be used in smart phones and seeks to teach the alphabetic Arabic to non-Arabic speakers.

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QFI Launches 3rd Round of Cross Cultural Telepresence Debates

Qatar Foundation International (QFI), with its extensive global network of schools and educational institutions, is proud to re-launch its cross-cultural Telepresence debate project, now under a new name - Global Youth for Teledebates (GYFT). In its third edition, QFI has teamed up with QatarDebate to present this series of online, cross-cultural debates bridging students from Qatar and Washington, D.C.

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The Peninsula: QFI pre-WISE meetings to mull cross-cultural ventures

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and its partners will host two pre-conference meetings focussed on cross-cultural collaboration in education ahead of the 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha.

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Anchorage Daily News:8-Year-Old Collects Clothing for Syrian Refugees

After seeing QFI's call for student-led clothing drives for refugees, William Scannell, 8, decided to help. Will collected donations for the our Syrian Refugee Clothing Drive, which got the attention of the Anchorage Daily News and other local TV stations. He is also learning Arabic at the Concordia College in Minnesota, the youngest QFI grantee in QFI's Summer Arabic programs.

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GulfNews: App to teach Arabic to English speakers

A mobile application that introduces native English speakers to the Arabic alphabet has been launched by Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) in a new effort to make Arabic more accessible to those unfamiliar with the language.

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QFI in Brazil

QFI is proud to be entering its 4th year in Brazil. At the urging of Rio de Janeiro's Municipal Secretary of Education, QFI is launching in-school Arabic language and culture programs at five public middle schools across Rio de Janeiro. Learn more about QFI, Brazil, and Arabic.

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The Philly Inquirer: Phila. clothing drive to benefit Syrian refugees

As war-displaced Syrians face another harsh winter in windblown camps, Philadelphia groups are collecting "gently used" coats, blankets, shoes, and boots for the refugees.

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Profiles in Courage: United For Syria

17-year-old QFI Community Service Grantee, Abdulhassib Al-Jandali, sheds light on the humanitarian crisis in Syria through his campaign United For Syria. For more information about the campaign: fb.com/united4syria | @unitedf0rsyria

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Profiles in Courage: An Interview with UNHCR

While visiting refugee camps in the Beqaa Valley, QFI spoke to Lisa Abu Khaled, Public Information Assistant at UNHCR Lebanon. Lisa spoke about the challenges and hardships of being displaced and everyday life in the camps.

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Santa Monica Mirror: Traveling Art Exhibition Arrives In Santa Monica Exploring Arab, American Cultural Intersections

Celebrating the crossroads between American and Arab cultures, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) hosted an art exhibit that opened on Monday, June 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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QFI Clothing Drive to Benefit Syrian Refugees

In April, inspired by students in Los Angeles Public Schools where QFI supports Arabic Language & Culture classes, QFI staff delivered clothes these students and their peers in other schools across the U.S. and in Qatar had donated to benefit Syrian refugees.

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Gulf Times: QFI to host art exhibition in California

Celebrating the crossroads between American and Arab cultures, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) will host an art exhibition opening today at ADC Contemporary & Building Bridges International Art Exchange at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California.

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Gulf Times: QFI joins clothing drive for refugees

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has joined its partners in Qatar and the US in an international clothing drive for Syrian refugee families to commemorate United Nations’ World Refugee Day.

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The Press Enterprise: Ramona teacher studies in Middle East

Ramona High School teacher Renee Day is spending part of her summer in Doha, Qatar, in the Middle East, where she is participating in training sessions and workshops centered on virtual student exchange programs.

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Arizona Daily Star: Two Tucson schools receive grants for Arabic language programs

The Tucson Unified School District received a $465,000 grant from Qatar Foundation International to expand programs at two of its schools.

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Qatar Chronicle: QFI’s ‘Aber’ exhibition to dazzle California Today

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) will host an art exhibition opening today at ADC Contemporary & Building Bridges International Art Exchange at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California celebrating the crossroads between American and Arab cultures.

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Santa Barbara Independent: Local Student Selected for NOAA Ocean for Life Program

Carmen Cordero, a resident of Carpinteria, is one of 15 U.S. students selected to participate in the 2013 Ocean for Life program at NOAA's Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary from June 22- July 4.

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GOOD: This interactive art project bridges gaps between high schoolers of Los Angeles and Doha

"They kind of look like us." That's what high school students from Los Angeles reported after first meeting their peers at public schools in Doha, Qatar over spring break in March.

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Tow Center: Aaron Huslage on Mapping The Mangroves

Aaron Huslage has led the effort, Mapping the Mangroves, since it launched in the spring of 2012 in partnership with Qatar Foundation International and Conservation International.

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The Peninsula: QFI in clothing drive for Syrians

To mark the United Nations’ World Refugee Day on Thursday, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) joined its partners in Qatar and the US in an international clothing drive for Syrian refugee families.

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Santa Monica Daily Press: Her life as entertainment

QFI convened a week-long cultural exchange in Doha, Qatar featuring 60 high school students from Doha, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. to explore cultural identity and language.

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East Atlanta Patch: Ormewood Park Student Selected for International Oceanic Program

Mei-Jing Bernard, a home schooled student, is one of 15 U.S. school-age teens selected to participate in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 2013 Ocean for Life program at the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary from June 22 through July 4.

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Arizona Public Media: Two Tucson Schools Get $465K For Arabic Language Studies

Tucson Unified School District received $465,000 in grant funding to grow its Arabic language program at two schools.

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Santa Barbara Independent: Ocean 101 for Kids

Hosting students from all across America and the Middle East, Ocean for Life hopes to build solidarity through culture and conservation while also encouraging students to turn their passion for oceanography into something applicable.

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Gulf Times: QFI supports 20th iEARN conference, 17th youth summit

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is supporting the 20th annual iEARN conference and 17th annual Youth Summit, hosted by Reach Out to Asia (Rota), by providing travel scholarships to support a group of educators from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and the US to participate in the conference.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's letter

On July 12th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel wrote a letter to the students participating in the collaboration between Chicago's Lindblom Math and Science Academy and Qatar Foundation International - teaching students how to build micro-processing based solutions.

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TUSD receives $465,000 grant from Qatar Foundation International to expand Arabic language studies at two district schools

Tucson Unified School District has received $465,000 in grant funding to grow Arabic language programs at Safford K-8 Magnet School and Cholla High Magnet School.

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QFI supports 20th Annual iEARN conference and 17th Annual Youth Summit

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is supporting the 20th annual iEARN conference and 17th annual Youth Summit, hosted by Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), by providing travel scholarships to support a group of educators from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and the US to participate in the conference.

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The Center for Arts in Education at Boston Arts Academy hosts educators and leaders from around the world for cross-cultural Summer Institute

For three days, educators from around the world, including a group of Qatari teachers, students and principles, will convene at Boston Arts Academy, the city of Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts, for a Summer Institute focusing on 21st Century skill-building and cross-cultural development.

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The Peninsula: Experts take part in QFI Earth Day meet

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) yesterday celebrated Earth Day with the “Climates Change, Can You?” conference focusing on blue carbon and coastal conservation.

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LAUSD Journal: For Southern California students, a trip to Qatar bridges cultures and shapes memories

It was a spring break none of them will ever forget. 
In late March, a group of students from two LAUSD high schools, Bell and New Tech at Jefferson, along with Granada Hills Charter High School, spent a week in Doha, Qatar, speaking Arabic, making art, and building ties to their Qatari peers.

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Mixed Media Art Exhibit Celebrates Common Bonds Between Los Angeles and Qatar

Celebrating the crossroads between American and Arab cultures, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) will host an art exhibit opening on Monday, June 24, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The artists are high school students featured in a dynamic multi-disciplinary exhibition presented by QFI from June 24 – July 13th at ADC Contemporary & BUILDING BRIDGES International Art Exchange at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California

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Ocean for Life: Enhancing Cultural Understanding Through Ocean Science

Students from Middle Eastern countries and United States immerse in field studies within National Marine Sanctuaries

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QFI honors World Refugee Day with Global Clothing Drive

In honor of the United Nations' World Refugee Day on June 20th, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is joining its partners both in Qatar and the U.S. in an international clothing drive for Syrian refugee families.

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QFI Celebrates World Environment Day with New Urban Farming Initiative

Every year, people from around the world come together to push for positive environmental action on World Environment Day. This year, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is partnering with the Green Bronx Machine (GBM) to implement an exciting new urban farming venture for students from across the globe.

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QEC Students Attend Global Warming Meet

As part of Road to Doha project, students of Qatar Educational Complex (QEC) for Girls participated in Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) with their peers in Brazil and the US and wrote articles on global warming in order to create awareness among the local community recently.

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Al Arab: QFI organizes symposium on climate change

QFI organizes "Climates Change, Can You?" conference at Hamad bin Khalifa University on Earth Day, bringing together students, educators, experts and local environmental organizations to discuss environmental issues and collaborate on climate change action plans.

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Qatar Tribune: QFI promotes coastal conservation on Earth Day

DOHA: QATAR Foundation International (QFI) recently celebrated the Earth Day with a special focus on blue carbon and coastal conservation.

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Al Raya: Qatar Debate hosts a dialogue for American Students

Qatar Debates hosts a dialogue as part of Qatar Foundation International's exchange trip program that has brought students from the U.S. to Qatar.

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“Climates Change. Can You?” Launch Global Earth Day Awareness Video Campaign

WeVideo and Qatar Foundation International Team Up to Encourage People to Create and Share Stories about the Impact of Climate Change

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Al Raya: Unveiling Qatar-Hidden Thoughts exhibition

A Los Angeles-based art gallery exhibits contemporary artworks by Qatari artists titled 'Unveiling Qatar-Hidden Thoughts'.

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Qatar Foundation International Celebrates Earth Day 2013 Qatar Featuring Local and Global Environmental Organizations

Every year on April 22nd, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments take action to protect our planet. This year, QFI is hosting Earth Week Qatar 2013, a week of activities surrounding Earth Day in venues across Qatar.

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US and Qatari high school students to explore culture, Arabic language and identity on educational program to Qatar

This March, high school students from Los Angeles and Portland will join their peers from Qatar on an educational program in Doha that will explore expressions of identity, Arabic language and multiculturalism.

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The Road to Doha

QFI's Road to Doha program helped train and bring together youth from Qatar, the U.S., Brazil and Argentina to better understand and develop solutions to critical global issues and to more effectively raise environmental awareness.

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The Foundation Magazine: Qatar's graduates on the world stage

As the number of graduates from Hamad bin Khalifa University partner branch campuses continues to rise each year, it is inevitable that some choose to use the degrees earned at Education City to pursue careers or post-graduate studies abroad.

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The Peninsula: Qatari artists feature in Los Angeles gallery

This week, QFI students from Los Angeles-based partner schools joined the exhibition organisers for a day of art workshops at Unveiling Qatar.

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The Telegraph: World's youth gather in Doha to discuss climate change

A number of participants from Qatar Foundation International discussed environmental issues, took part in workshops and learned more about the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Al Raya: Closing ceremony of "Tea with Nefertiti" at Mathaf

Mathaf: Arab Meuseum of Modern Art, held the closing ceremony for Tea With Nefertiti last Saturday night.

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QFI Brings Students to Colorado to Inspire Action in Their Communities

Eleven outstanding students selected from Qatar, Brazil and the U.S. will attend Annual National Service Learning Conference in Denver, Colorado, which takes place March 13 - 16. The theme of the conference is Without Limits, and is hosted by the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), in partnership with Earth Force.

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The Oregonian: Lincoln High Arabic program grows with student interest

In Sarah Standish's Arabic class at Lincoln High School, where students must ask permission to speak English, the class tries to understand the script in front of them.

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The Huffington Post: Qatar Conference on Scholastic Debate Examines Activity's Role in Empowerment

Qatar Foundation International, a U.S.-based member of the Qatar Foundation dedicated to encouraging cultural contact and global citizenship through education, has supported, since 2011, a debate exchange program.

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The New York Times: How Concerned Are You About Climate Change?

As world leaders gathered for climate talks in Doha, Qatar during COP18/CMP8, The New York Times highlighted the Global Nomads Group and Qatar Foundation International webcast as part of the "Road to Doha" programme.

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Huffington Post: Mapping the mangroves with tablets and tethr in Al Khor, Doha, Qatar

In the Spring of 2012, The Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and Conservation International (CI) partnered to launch the Mapping Mangroves project. Four Qatari high school students, along with four American and four Brazilian high schools students were selected to become Youth Ambassadors.

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The Peninsula: New York City mayor hosts iftar for QFI team

Mayor Bloomberg recently hosted Qatar Foundation International (QFI) to his annual Iftar dinner celebrating the breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan and the cross-cultural diversity of New York City.

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QFI's ALCI Presents: The Benefits of Learning Arabic

In this video on QFI's Arabic Language and Culture Initiative (ALCI), we travel to five major U.S. cities -- Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago and Philadelphia -- to highlight the importance and benefits of Arabic language classes for K-12 schools.

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Forest News: Qatar's mangroves: why they matter to climate change

In July, the Qatar Foundation together with CI, launched “Mapping the Mangroves”, a project which encourages the public to upload GPS-tagged photos, videos, and text about Qatar’s mangroves to an online map.

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Gulf Times: QF's Youth Ambassadors Webcast Climate Debate

Qatar Foundation International’s Youth Ambassadors for Science and Environment from Brazil, the US and Qatar, in collaboration with the Global Nomads Group (GNG), held the first-ever student-led webcast programme focusing on the climate change.

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Al Arab: Shaikha Moza bint Nasser meets students studying Arabic at Harlem's elementary school

Shaikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of Qatar Foundation visited Harlem's elementary school yesterday, the first public school in New York to introduce Arabic language classes.

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My Dream Speaks Global Language Program Benefit

The partnership of QFI and Global Language Project was honored at the "My Dream Speaks" benefit reception in New York City.

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The Times-Picayune: International High School of New Orleans seniors travel to Qatar

Last month, nine seniors from the International High School of New Orleans traveled nearly 8,000 miles to represent the United States at the fifth annual Doha College Model United Nations Assembly in Doha, Qatar. Doha is the capital city of Qatar on the continent of Asia.

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New York Harbor school students join peers from the Middle East to meet climate change challenges

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, cities and organizations are taking action on the major challenges of the 21st Century, such as climate change and ocean conservation.

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Single Story: Top COP18/CMP8 figure talks of his pride in young eco-activists

Young people who are playing a significant role in helping Qatar towards a sustainable future have been honoured by one of the senior figures of COP18/CMP8 during Youth Day at the UN Climate Change Conference. 

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Q Science: Hikma Hours Highlight Qatar’s Response to Climate Change

Members of various organizations around Qatar* have formed an NGO alliance around climate change initiatives known as Qatar Sustainability Network (QSN). Today saw QSN executives leading a discussion about Qatar’s specific responses to climate change in terms of adaptation, mitigation and capacity building.

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QFI joins in UNESCO celebration of the first World Arabic Language Day

"Learning Arabic yields significant benefits, as is clear from decades of observing thousands of American students studying it. This experience can open the door to the wonders of language and culture, a culture that has profoundly contributed to the formation of our own."

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Coastal Carbon: Importance of Natural Coasts for Climate Change Mitigation

Ensconced in the brilliant waters of the Arabian Gulf, Qatar possesses remarkable marine ecosystems, including seagrass meadows, mangroves and salt marshes.

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Citizen scientists help map mangroves from Qatar to Brazil

When a group of students on a (QFI) exchange programme to Doha had difficulty communicating with their Qatari counterparts, the programme organizers came up with a way for them to share information.

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Market Wire: Qatar Foundation International and WeVideo Partner to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

Launching Social Video Initiative at COP18/CMP8 to Educate and Inspire.

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Youth ambassadors join global conversation on climate change

When it comes to saving the environment a motivated group of students from the Youth Ambassadors for Science and Environment programme is not leaving anything to chance.

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Students have their say at climate change debate

Students from around the world will be making their voices heard at a conference about environmental issues. More than 500 young people will join together for Doha College’s Model United Nations, which begins on Thursday.

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The Peninsula: QFI to train youth to tackle environmental challenges

In the lead up to Qatar’s hosting of COP18/CMP8 later this month, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) identified 52 students from the US, Brazil, Argentina and Qatar to join with the hundreds of youth coming together at Doha College’s Model United Nations V (DCMUN)

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Gulf Times: QFI joins MUN to train youth in climate issues

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has joined Doha College Model United Nations (MUN) and The Hague International MUN Youth Assembly to train youth to tackle environmental challenges.

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The Foundation Magazine: QFI Youth Ambassadors enjoy week-long New York trip

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) Youth Ambassadors from Qatar and the US wererecently granted a special audience with Fahad bin Mohammed Al Attiya, ExecutiveChairman of the Qatar National Food Security Programme.

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The Foundation Magazine: Her Highness visits New York school pupils studying Arabic

Her highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation (QF), made a special visit to a group of US elementary school students recently.

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The Foundation Magazine: Tackling Global Issues Hands On

‘YALLAH: Reef to Rainforest’, an innovative project from QFI, a United States-based member of Qatar Foundation (QF), aims to energize teenagers in challenging global issues and take the messages learned back to their peers.

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Gulf Times: Qatar project helps map mangroves across world

A project initiated by Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has the potential to augment the protection and study of mangrove patches across the world.

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Qatar Foundation International joins DCMUN and THIMUN Youth Assembly to train youth to tackle environmental challenges

In the lead up to Qatar’s hosting of COP18/CMP8 later this month, QFI has identified 52 students from the U.S., Brazil, Argentina and Qatar to join with the hundreds of youth coming together at DCMUN V and THIMUN Youth Assembly on November 15th and 16th.  

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Student of the Month: Camille Westfall

QFI / Al Waha Awardee Camille Westfall talks about the rewards of learning Arabic at the Concordia Language Villages and how learning Arabic can change the world.

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Student of the Month: Sarah Bliss

QFI / Al Waha Awardee Sarah Bliss talks about her passion for Arabic language learning and her experience in the Concordia Language Villages' summer immersion program.

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The Foundation Magazine: QFI sponsors award-winning Arabic course

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has partnered with Arabic Without Walls, an award-winning online course provider that assists in the teaching and learning of introductory Arabic.

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Teacher of the Month: Nada Shaath

QFI is proud to announce its teacher of the month, Nada Shaath. Nada is a teacher at Bell High School in Los Angeles and a recipient of the QFI Teacher Initiative Grant.

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The Future We Want

In June 2012, Youth Ambassadors for Science and the Environment traveled to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Caravelas and Abrohlos National Marine Park before heading to Rio+20 Earth Summit.

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Mapping Qatar’s Mangroves: QFI, CI and Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Partner on Youth Environment Initiative

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and Conservation International (CI) have teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University Qatar to expand QFI and CI’s “Mapping the Mangroves” project in to the field.

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Gulf Times: Harlem school students welcome Sheikha Moza to classroom in Arabic

HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, visited elementary school students studying Arabic at a public school in Harlem yesterday.

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QFI’s Global Citizenship in Action, Youth Ambassadors participate in UNGA activities on the Road to Doha

QFI Youth Ambassadors, six high school students from Qatar and the United States, are traveling to New York City from September 22-28th to participate in a Global Citizenship-themed educational exchange surrounding the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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QFI Sends Granada Hills Charter High School Students to MUN in Qatar

Ten Granada Hills Charter High School students were chosen to participate in Qatar Foundation International’s (QFI) Model United Nations and Youth Assembly on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar from November 8-17, 2012.

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Al Raya: Sheikha Moza School meets Harlem students

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bing Nasser, Chairman of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, yesterday visited a primary school in Harlem.

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Revere Journal: Student Reports to Jordan for School This Week

While most students report to Revere High School (RHS) for the start of classes, Alejandro Rojas will be flying to Amman, Jordan for a year-long study in the prestigious King’s Academy. Rojas is a Qatar Foundation International (QFI) education award recipient.

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Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Visits QFI Arabic Class at Harlem Elementary School

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development visited elementary school students studying Arabic at a public school in Harlem.

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The Foundation Magazine: Conserving a unique habitat

Mapping the Mangroves, a project led by QFI, a US-based member of Qatar Foundation, engages with environmentally aware individuals to collect and disseminate information about the world’s mangrove forests.

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Al Raya: Students From Qatar Foundation Int'l Participate in Earth Summit in Brazil

There have been chosen 12 students from Qatar, Brazil, and the United States who are interested in global issues and social issues and acting as ambassadors for QFI.

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QF Telegraph: Qatar Foundation delegation takes world stage at UN summit

Youth Delegates from Qatar Foundation (QF) joined thousands of people from around the world at a United Nations (UN) conference in Brazil aimed at working towards a more sustainable future for the planet.

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Gulf Times: YASE pupils prepare for Doha meet on environment

Four Qatari Youth Ambassadors for Science and Environment (YASE) who showcased an environmental project at Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil last month, are preparing for yet another environmental conference later this year in Doha.

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ABC 7 News: Arabic Language Program at PS 368 in Harlem

Channel 7 EyeWitness News reports on the Arabic Language and Culture Initiative in PS 368 in Harlem, run by Global Language Project and funded by Qatar Foundation International.

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National Geographic: Photo Camp Doha, People and Nature

In partnership with Qatar Foundation International, National Geographic Photo Camp paired students from Brazil and Qatar for a ten-day exchange program in Doha.

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Qatar Foundation International Sponsors Award-Winning Online Arabic Course, Developed at the National Middle East Language Resource Center

QFI has partnered with Arabic Without Walls, an innovative online curriculum that assists in the teaching and learning of introductory Arabic, and gives access to a community of language learners.

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DNAInfo: Hamilton Heights kids learn Arabic in first-of its-kind program

It looked like any other group of second graders playing during recess at P.S. 368 in Hamilton Heights — except that the students were being given instruction in Arabic.

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WSJ: NYC gets first elementary school Arabic classes

An elementary school in Harlem is the first in New York City to offer regular Arabic-language instruction.

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The Road to Doha: On World Environment Day, Youth Ambassadors Begin Environmental Training

On the occasion of World Environment Day, QFI focuses its energy on increasing environmental awareness and engaging youth as it prepares its Youth Ambassadors for Science and the Environment (YASE) for their participation in the Rio+20 Conference and eventually the COP18.

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NY Times: A Harlem elementary school offers Arabic lessons

The students at the Hamilton Heights School were learning Arabic, which will be offered to all second- through fifth-grade students in the fall.

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The Universe: BYU-based Arabic language program receives grant

The National Middle East Language Resource Center at Brigham Young University, in collaboration with the Utah Arabic K-12 Teacher Association, has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Qatar Foundation International.

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NY1: Students at Harlem school learn Arabic

Instead of recess, several second-graders at P.S. 368 in Harlem chose to study a new language. In September, all second through fifth-graders at the school will study Arabic twice a week. Two non-profit organizations are onboard: The Global Language Project and QFI.

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Telecompaper: Qatar Foundation, Intel provide maths, science modules

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has tied up with Intel to translate core math and science video modules from the acclaimed Khan Academy into Arabic and load the materials on Intel desktops and laptops.

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Campus Magazine: Mapping the Mangroves

On the occasion of Earth Day, students, teachers, QFI staff and scientists came together for the first-of-a-kind ‘Mapping the mangroves’ project launched by QFI in partnership with Conservation International (CI), to explore and map the mangroves of Qatar at Al Dakhira.

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QF Telegraph: QF is the focus for Earth Day events

Bringing together organizations and individuals working toward an environmentally sustainable future was the focus of the first Qatar Environmental Education Fair, held at the Student Center on 22 April.

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Gulf Times: QFI in climate change initiative

QFI yesterday announced a new initiative, Road to Doha 2012 and Beyond, in association with Global Nomads Group (GNG) in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) scheduled to be held in Doha from November 26 - December 7.

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On UNGA’s World Day for Cultural Diversity, QFI Launches Climate Change Curriculum Project with Global Nomads Group: Road to Doha 2012 and Beyond

In recognition of the UN General Assembly declaring today as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, QFI announces a new initiative, Road to Doha 2012 and Beyond, with GNG in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar.

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Qatar Foundation International Partners with Intel and Khan Academy for Arabic Translation of Math and Science Modules

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has partnered with Intel to translate in to Arabic core math and science video modules from the acclaimed Khan Academy and pre-load the materials on Intel desktops and laptops.

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Qatar Foundation International Announces QFI Arabic Language Curriculum Grantees

QFI has announced the awardees of its Curriculum Grants, including Harvard College, public schools in Los Angeles, CA and Tucson, AZ and the National Middle East Language Resource Center (please see a full list of grantees and their projects below).

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YALLAH: Commit to Action, Minnesota

QFI selected 36 students from Brazil, Qatar and the U.S. to participate in the National Service-Learning Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Madeleine Albright Visits Lindblom

On April 10, 2012, Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visited QFI's partner school, Lindblom Math and Science Academy.

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Youth Ambassadors for Science and the Environment Program Launched on Earth Day Qatar

QFI, in partnership with Qatar Shell, Qatar National Research Fund, Conservation International, and Secondary School Research Experience Program (SSREP) is launching the Youth Ambassadors for Science & Environment (YASE) Program, which aims to equip youth with the skills they need to face these global challenges

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Qatari and American Teachers Join Together on “Peers Educating Peers”

Over the past several days, teachers from Boston Arts Academy and Qatari schools have been working together in Doha, Qatar learning about Peers Educating Peers (PEP) project and experiential and expeditionary learning pedagogy, sponsored by QFI.

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Al Raya: Project Mapping Mangroves

In celebration of Earth Day Qatar, Qatar Foundation International launched the mapping mangroves campaign at Al Dakhira Mangroves, located in the Northeast of Qatar on April 21st, 2012.

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Al Raya: High School Student Ambassadors for science and environment program launch

QFI launched a program entitled: "Youth Ambassadors for Science and the Environment" in collaboration with Shell - Qatar and Qatar National Fund of Scientific Research and Conservation International.

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QFI Students in Modern Arab League

In April 2012, QFI students from Washington Latin Public Charter School participated in the National Council on U.S. Arab Relations' 16th Annual Model Arab League (MAL) where they represented the State of Qatar.

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The Peninsula: Qatar Foundation International launches YASE programme

Youth Ambassadors for Science and Environment (YASE) Programme, which aims to equip youth with the skills they need to face global challenges was launched yesterday at the Qatar Environmental Education Fair.

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Earth Day Qatar 2012

In celebration of Earth Day, QFI has partnered with the Sustainability Office at Qatar Foundation in a series of events that focus on critical environmental issues affecting us all. This year’s Earth Day events will focus on sustainability, awareness, conservation and engagement.

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Tech Crunch: QFI Partner Raises $19.1M For Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Editing Platform

WeVideo, which recently celebrated its commercial product launch in partnership with Qatar Foundation International, just secured $19.1 million for its cloud-based collaborative video editing platform.

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NYLC: International Youth Commit to Action in Minneapolis

For the last several weeks, youth from around the world have been furiously typing away at their keyboards, brainstorming ways to improve their communities, swapping ideas, and preparing to meet each other in Minneapolis to bring these ideas to life.

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Qatar Tribune: QFI launches youth science & environment programme

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) on Sunday launched the Youth Ambassadors for Science & Environment (YASE) programme which aims to equip the youth with skills they need to face global challenges like climate change, water conservation and other environmental issues.

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Concordia Language Villages

In summer of 2011, QFI established a partnership with Concordia Language Villages. 31 youth from 20 different schools attended 2 or 4-week sessions at Al Waha, the Arabic Language Village.

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Gulf Times: QFI hosts pupils under exchange program

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has invited students from Doha and Chicago, Illinois, on an environmental-themed exchange programme that examines critical water issued affecting the world.

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Ashira Anderson, Winner of the Posse Scholarship

Senior at Lindblom Math & Science Academy, Ashira Anderson, speaks about being awarded the Posse scholarship. Ashira participated in QFI's Chicago to Doha exchange trip in October, 2011. She is attending Trinity College this fall.

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Collaborate, Create, Conserve Student Videos

Students from Chicago, Illinois and Doha, Qatar worked collaboratively on these short films to produce stories depicting critical water issues in their local environments.

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Do you have something to say about Language Learning? Join the #MyDreamSpeaks Tweet Chat

In the weeks leading up to the My Dream Speaks event on April 18th, 2012, the Global Language Project (GLP) is going to launch a weekly Twitter conversation on the event and mission to equip disadvantaged public-school students with free and comprehensive language programs.

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#MapGrove: Virtually Explore Qatar's Mangroves

Increase your awareness and help preserve the world’s mangroves this Earth Day by participating in a unique TweetChat (#MapGrove) on April 21st at 10am (Doha Time).

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Al Sharq: Chicago and Qatar students explore the waterfront of the Potomac River

Qatar Foundation International brought 16 students from Qatar and Chicago together on an exchange trip to discuss water issues.

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QFI Student Messages on World Water Day

On March 22, 2012, World Water Day, QFI brought students from Chicago and Doha together in New York City's Central Park to give their messages on water.

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Qatar Foundation International Brings Students from Doha, Qatar and Chicago to DC for Environmental Exchange Trip with Blue Legacy

This week, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) gathers students from Doha, Qatar and Chicago, Illinois on an environmental-themed exchange program that examines critical water issues affecting us all.

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Qatar Foundation International Brings Students from Three Continents Together For Community Service and Leadership Projects

QFI has selected 37 students from three continents to attend the YALLAH: Commit to Action trip in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sixty applications were submitted, but the students with the best community service and engagement project proposals were selected.

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QFI / WeVideo Behind the Scenes

The video that launched SXSW Film, highlighting QFI student filmmakers who collaborated on short water films.

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QFI Celebrates Foreign Language Week

QFI's Executive Director speaks about the importance of learning another language.

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BtoQ Compilation Video

Check out all five "Brazil to Qatar" National Geographic student videos in one compilation.

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"Women" during the BtoQ Exchange

Brazilian and Qatari students worked with National Geographic instructors during the Brazil to Qatar exchange to create a short piece on women.

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Terra: For good performance, students earn trip to Qatar

Twenty-two public school students who participated in the Arabic Language and Culture Program, which takes place in Sao Paulo and Curitiba, will visit Qatar through an exchange promoted by the Library Research Center and South America-Arab Countries (Bibliaspa).

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"People and Nature" during the BtoQ Exchange

Brazilian and Qatari students worked with National Geographic instructors during the Brazil to Qatar exchange to create a short piece on people and nature.

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Behind the Scenes at Brazil to Qatar: One World, Many Stories

A behind the scenes look at the #BtoQ exchange program that brought 22 high school students from Brazil to meet their counterparts in Qatar.

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"More than Brothers" during the BtoQ Exchange

Brazilian and Qatari students worked with National Geographic instructors to create a short piece on 'More than Brothers'.

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The Peninsula: Qatari, Brazilian students build bridges of culture

A group of Qatari and Brazilian students yesterday toured Souq Waqif, despite the cold weather as a first step to learn how to use photography and video to communicate their ideas.

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"Respecting the Past, Embracing the Future" during the BtoQ Exchange

Brazilian and Qatari students worked with National Geographic instructors to create a short piece on respecting the past, embracing the future.

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Chicago Tribune: Lindblom Arabic-language students in Qatar

A high school trip to Qatar has become more than just a cultural exchange for a group of Lindblom Math and Science Academy students.

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"Points of View" during the BtoQ Exchange

Brazilian and Qatari students during the Brazil to Qatar exchange worked with National Geographic instructors to create a short piece on points of view.

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The Peninsula: National Geographic to train Qatar, Brazil students on photography

Twenty-two high school students and six teachers from the QFI supported Arabic language and culture programmes in Sao Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil, will be paired with students from the Qatar Leadership Academy and Qatar Academy.

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WSJ Market Watch: QFI and WeVideo partner to foster US-Arab relations

WeVideo, the first company to offer full featured, cloud-based, collaborative video editing, today announced that it has partnered with Qatar Foundation International to employ collaborative film making to foster U.S. - Arab cultural ties.

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From Chicago to Doha: Connecting Cultures, Exploring Science

Learn about students from Chicago's Lindblom Math and Science Academy who went on QFI's exchange trip to Qatar.

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Qatar Foundation International and WeVideo Partner to Foster US - Arab Cultural Ties

WeVideo, the first company to offer full featured, cloud-based, collaborative video editing, today announced that it has partnered with Qatar Foundation International to employ collaborative film making to foster US – Arab cultural ties.

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QFI Exchange Trip to Doha Brings Brazilian and Qatari Students Together With National Geographic Photo Camp

Twenty-two high school students and six teachers from the QFI-supported Arabic language and culture programs in São Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil, run by BibliASPA, will be paired with students from the Qatar Leadership Academy and Qatar Academy on an educational exploration in Qatar.

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Qatar Foundation International Students Participate in Qatar UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum’s Youth Preparatory Event

For the first time, a Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations kicked off with a youth preparatory meeting. Youth alumni of QFI programs were invited to be a part of the youth meeting, recognizing their central role in the world today and as leaders of tomorrow.

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WISE awardees dedicated to open education

Since 2009, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), sponsored by Qatar Foundation, has rewarded an individual or team for their outstanding contributions to the field of education a cash prize to further develop education projects.

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Al Raya: QFI launches new education initiatives

QFI announced that it was launching several new education initiatives in time for International Education Week, taking place from November 12-16th.

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Al Sharq: On sea water desalination and water conservation

A delegation of students from Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago visited Qatar in a QFI funded cultural exchange trip. The delegation included nineteen students enrolled in a program to teach Arabic.

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Qatar Tribune: US students wind up educational trip

Twenty students from Chicago’s Math and Science Academy concluded a 10-day cultural exchange trip to Qatar on Thursday. The trip was organised by Qatar Foundation International (QFI).

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Al Watan: Qatari and American students paint the footsteps of civilized cooperation

The US Ambassador to Qatar, Susan Ziadeh, received Qatari and American students who participated in the 4th cultural exchange trip organized by the Qatar Foundation International.

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Al Raya: Qatari students share their culture with their American friends

A group of nineteen American high school students enrolled in Arabic language programmes concluded their cultural exchange trip to Qatar with a reception hosted at the U.S. Ambassador's residence.

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Chicago2Doha Media Projects

39 students from 3 schools in Chicago and Qatar came together for the Connecting Cultures, Exploring Science trip. Students told their reflections of the trip through images, video and sound.

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Chicago public high school students travel to Doha on Qatar Foundation International cultural exchange trip

Nineteen students enrolled in Arabic language programs and their teachers from Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago will travel to Doha, Qatar to explore the country and participate in educational activities around the theme of water conservation and preservation.

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Opening Night at Eastern Market, D.C.

On September 13 2011, QFI brought together guests, supporters and staff to kick off the Student Photo Exhibit held at the Eastern Market in Washington, D.C.

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Star News: Culture shock no more

Anya Anderson may not be the most obvious student of Arabic, having spent most of her early life at St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Elk River, but she was determined to get a grip on the language.

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Qatar Foundation International partners with Alexandra Cousteau and Blue Legacy on student cultural exchange in Doha

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has partnered with Alexandra Cousteau’s Blue Legacy to facilitate water-related projects on QFI’s Cultural Exchange trip next month.

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QFI promotes Arab and American youth leaders with the launch of YALLAH 2.0

In its second year of commitment to action made to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Qatar Foundation International (QFI) continues its leadership in innovative global learning with the unfolding of YALLAH 2.0.

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Winners of QFI's Student Photo Exhibit

Hand-chosen by students of our cultural exchanges in Doha and the United States, the photos of this exhibit tell a story of interconnectedness, cross-cultural engagement and exploration.

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Ventura County Star: Ocean Bridges Students from Middle East, West

East met West in Malibu on Monday as a group of high school students from across the U.S. and from the Middle East, including Qatar, met with a group of native Californians at a Chumash village.

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OWN! Arabic Summer Camp

In the summer of 2011, One World Now (OWN) hosted an intensive Arabic immersion camp in Honolulu - a program sponsored by Qatar Foundation International (QFI).

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Arabic Language and Culture at BAA

Watch interviews with students from the Boston Arts Academy who participated in QFI's Arabic Language and Culture Initiative and Cultural Exchange trip to Doha, Qatar.

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Ocean for Life: Enhancing Cultural Understanding Through Ocean Science

Students from Greater Middle Eastern and Western Countries immerse in field studies within National Marine Sanctuaries

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Hawaii Civil Beat: University of Hawaii Hosts Arabic Immersion Camp

This month, 24 young men and women from high schools, L.A., Seattle and throughout the Hawaiian Islands, did something extraordinary.

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JTNews: 'Passover in Doha'

In April 2011, OneWorld Now! student, Margaret Khan, traveled to Qatar as part of QFI's Cultural Exchange trip. She shares her experience in this insightful article.

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The Arabic Language Graduates

Qatar Foundation International introduced its pilot Arabic Language and Culture Initiative (ALCI) in the Fall of 2009 at the Boston Arts Academy.

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Honolulu Star: UH to host Arabic immersion camp

The first Arabic immersion camp for high school students in Hawaii gets under way Sunday at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, with participants coming from as far as Kailua-Kona.

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Cross-Cultural Interactions: A day at Omar bin Khuttab

In April 2011, American students studying Arabic went to Doha, Qatar, where they met with their Qatari peers, practiced their Arabic and explored the country.

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i-Tech Show: QFI Student TelePresence Debate

An exclusive and special coverage of QFI's Telepresence debates between students from Qatar and the U.S. on Al Hurra TV's The i-Tech Show.

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Get Global 2011 and OneWorld Now!

In April 2011, OneWorld Now! hosted the 6th annual 'Get Global' conference - a youth conference focused on youth action, service and social entrepreneurship.

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Student performance at Get Global 2011

In April 2011, QFI brought youth from Qatar and cities across the US to attend OneWorld Now's Get Global Conference. Watch this amazing performance from a student in our Hawaii partner school's Arabic language program!

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QFI in Brazil: BibliASPA

QFI has partnered with BibliASPA by supporting an Arabic Language and Culture Program in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Glass Blowing at Chihuly's Studio: YALLAH 2011

QFI students in Seattle as part of the YALLAH cultural exchange trip in 2011 were invited to world-renowned glass blower Dale Chihuly's studio.

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Sir Richard Branson speaks to Earth Day Qatar 2011

Earth Day Qatar 2011 was the premier event in the region, featuring speakers, discussions, workshops, and a special video message by Sir Richard Branson.

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America's Pastime

As part of its Youth Allied to Learn, Lead and Help (YALLAH) program, QFI brought Qatari and American students together in Seattle in April 2011.

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Earth Day Qatar 2011 - Premier Event in the Region

On April 21, 2011, Qatar Foundation International, in partnership with the Earth Day Network and Qatar Foundation Office of Faculty & Student Services, held the premier Earth Day event in the region at Katara Cultural Village and finished with an environmental film festival and awards night at the Education City Student Centre at night.

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The National: Chicago pupils embrace Arabic class

For a second-year Arabic class, conducted almost exclusively in the language, Mr Wiley's students showed impressive aptitude.

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Kitsapsun: Kids from oil-rich nation learn environmental lessons on Bainbridge

Rola Wadi has been absorbing American culture most of her young life. American music, movies, TV shows — it's all old hat for Wadi, a teenager from the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar.

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Al Raya: Students in Qatar and the U.S. debate virtually

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) partner schools in Washington D.C. and Doha, Qatar are using Cisco’s innovative TelePresence video conferencing to bridge the gap between them through a series of online debates.

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The Seattle Times: Program gives kids global connections, understanding

OneWorld Now! is a Swiss Army knife of a program. It nurtures intercultural understanding, promotes equality, and makes education accessible to more young people. That's just for a start.

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The Seattle Times: Visiting teens from Qatar find U.S. is not like TV

Fifteen teenagers from the Gulf nation of Qatar are visiting Seattle as part of a student-exchange program funded by the Qatar Foundation International.

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TelePresence Debates: Connecting Students in Doha and D.C.

Debates between students in Doha and D.C. using Cisco's TelePresence technology.

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Honolulu Star: High school kids take Arabic

Three nonprofit groups fund language lessons that students find timely due to Mideast events.

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Al Arab: Qatari Students go to Seattle for Get Global

15 Qatari students yesterday left for the United States to attend Get Global, a global youth conference focused on leadership and education.

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Honolulu Star: Ocean for Life: One World, One Ocean

Ocean for Life brings together high school students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to discover marine science, conservation, and how the ocean connects us all.

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Ocean for Life fundraiser

As part of our ongoing commitment to engage youth with science and to bridge cultures, QFI donated 25K to "Ocean for Life: One World, One Ocean".

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Charlestown Patch: Building bridges and traveling the world

The class begins with presentations from two of the students about two Arabic-speaking countries, including Qatar.

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Meet our Brazilian students

Arabic Language and Culture in Sao Paolo - meet the Brazilian students and administrators of this program.

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Qatari students "Get Global" and travel to Seattle

Fifteen Qatari high school students are traveling to the United States today to attend a global youth conference and participate in educational activities in Seattle, Washington from April 15-22, 2011.

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Crossing the divide

Watch as students from QFI partner schools in Washington DC and Boston tell their story of language learning and cultural exchange.

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Al Raya: Qatari youth present a model on opening up to the other

Al Raya Journalist Manal Khairy reports on the YALLAH presentation at the 9th annual FIKR Conference.

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Pierce Arrow: Freshman co-founds Youth Allied to Learn, Lead and Help forum

From Boston, Mass., Mallory is the co-founder of Youth Allied to Learn, Lead, and Help, a forum for alumni of the QFI exchange program.

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Fast Company: Qatar – better public diplomacy through online translation

A new online project aims to bring American and Qatari teenagers together through crowd-sourced translation exercises.

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Our mission and the astrolabe

With its rich and varied history, the Astrolabe represents education, science, innovation and diversity. Highlighted in this video, these values underscore QFI's vision and programs.

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QFI teams up with Cisco for student telepresence debates

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) partner schools in Washington D.C. and Doha, Qatar are using Cisco Systems’ innovative TelePresence video conferencing technology to bridge the distance between them through a series of online debates.

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ALCI advisory group

Watch this video to learn more about the ALCI Program Advisory Group and to hear some of our experts discuss language learning.

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NPR: Students say learning Arabic helps them confront Middle East stereotypes

Approximately 75 students at Washington Latin Public Charter School are learning Arabic and they say the language has helped them confront stereotypes.

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Qatar Foundation International announces new program forging relations between Arab and American youth

QFI continues its leadership in innovative global learning with the launch of YALLAH – Youth Allied to Learn, Lead and Help.

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Interview with Ibrahim Eidan

In this video, Mr. Ibrahim Eidan, Director of QFI partner school, Al Yarmouk in Doha, Qatar shares his thoughts with us on successful teaching and learning in the modern world.

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The National: US-Qatar cultural exchange dispels fears

The success of a less touted cultural exchange programme highlights the possibility for smashing stereotypes and building bridges between the two countries.

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A word from our executive director

Executive Director, Maggie Mitchell Salem explains the ethos behind our work

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Youth Allied to Learn, Lead and Help

Meet the people behind YALLAH - an online forum by and for students.

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Summer of Science and Service

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) presents a video filmed exclusively by students of the Summer of Science and Service (SoSS) program telling their story of exploration, learning, and fun.

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Boston Arts Academy: Arabic Program

Catch a glimpse inside the Boston Arts Academy - meet the students of ALCI and the director of the school.

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The Oregonian: Lincoln High School to add Arabic classes

LHS will offer Arabic to nearly 50 students this fall, making it the only public high school in the state to teach the language.

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Washington Post: Washington Latin students make connection in Qatar

When Martha Cutts, head of Washington Latin Public Charter School, asked her students if anyone was interested in...

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Washington students explore Qatar

Meet some of the students of our Arabic Language program as they meet with their Qatari peers, visit the sights in Doha, and learn about another culture.

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Boston students explore Qatar

A short video on the Boston Arts Academy Spring 2010 trip to Qatar. See what they did, listen to their impressions, and experience a new culture with them.

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A Disney feature on the Summer of Science and Service

Qatar Foundation International students enjoy the Dynamics of Technology Youth Education Series program at the Epcot Center in Walt Disney World.

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Videos

Profiles in Courage: United For Syria

17-year-old QFI Community Service Grantee, Abdulhassib Al-Jandali, sheds light on the humanitarian crisis in Syria through his campaign United For Syria. For more information about the campaign: fb.com/united4syria | @unitedf0rsyria

Profiles in Courage: An Interview with UNHCR

While visiting refugee camps in the Beqaa Valley, QFI spoke to Lisa Abu Khaled, Public Information Assistant at UNHCR Lebanon. Lisa spoke about the challenges and hardships of being displaced and everyday life in the camps.

The Road to Doha

QFI's Road to Doha program helped train and bring together youth from Qatar, the U.S., Brazil and Argentina to better understand and develop solutions to critical global issues and to more effectively raise environmental awareness.

The Future We Want

In June 2012, Youth Ambassadors for Science and the Environment traveled to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Caravelas and Abrohlos National Marine Park before heading to Rio+20 Earth Summit.

YALLAH: Commit to Action, Minnesota

QFI selected 36 students from Brazil, Qatar and the U.S. to participate in the National Service-Learning Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Madeleine Albright Visits Lindblom

On April 10, 2012, Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visited QFI's partner school, Lindblom Math and Science Academy.

Concordia Language Villages

In summer of 2011, QFI established a partnership with Concordia Language Villages. 31 youth from 20 different schools attended 2 or 4-week sessions at Al Waha, the Arabic Language Village.

QFI / WeVideo Behind the Scenes

The video that launched SXSW Film, highlighting QFI student filmmakers who collaborated on short water films.

QFI Celebrates Foreign Language Week

QFI's Executive Director speaks about the importance of learning another language.

BtoQ Compilation Video

Check out all five "Brazil to Qatar" National Geographic student videos in one compilation.

"Women" during the BtoQ Exchange

Brazilian and Qatari students worked with National Geographic instructors during the Brazil to Qatar exchange to create a short piece on women.

"People and Nature" during the BtoQ Exchange

Brazilian and Qatari students worked with National Geographic instructors during the Brazil to Qatar exchange to create a short piece on people and nature.

Behind the Scenes at Brazil to Qatar: One World, Many Stories

A behind the scenes look at the #BtoQ exchange program that brought 22 high school students from Brazil to meet their counterparts in Qatar.

From Chicago to Doha: Connecting Cultures, Exploring Science

Learn about students from Chicago's Lindblom Math and Science Academy who went on QFI's exchange trip to Qatar.

Chicago2Doha Media Projects

39 students from 3 schools in Chicago and Qatar came together for the Connecting Cultures, Exploring Science trip. Students told their reflections of the trip through images, video and sound.

Glass Blowing at Chihuly's Studio: YALLAH 2011

QFI students in Seattle as part of the YALLAH cultural exchange trip in 2011 were invited to world-renowned glass blower Dale Chihuly's studio.

Sir Richard Branson speaks to Earth Day Qatar 2011

Earth Day Qatar 2011 was the premier event in the region, featuring speakers, discussions, workshops, and a special video message by Sir Richard Branson.

Meet our Brazilian students

Arabic Language and Culture in Sao Paolo - meet the Brazilian students and administrators of this program.

Crossing the divide

Watch as students from QFI partner schools in Washington DC and Boston tell their story of language learning and cultural exchange.

Our mission and the astrolabe

With its rich and varied history, the Astrolabe represents education, science, innovation and diversity. Highlighted in this video, these values underscore QFI's vision and programs.