“No matter where they’re from, the young people that I meet with share the same basic aspirations. They want an education. They want opportunity.” - Secretary of State, John F. Kerry

MOOC Camp is a new initiative of the Department of State to host facilitated discussions around massive open online courses (MOOCs) at U.S. Embassies, Consulates, American Spaces, and other public spaces around the world. Facilitated discussions are led by alumni who have participated in U.S. government exchange programs, such as the Fulbright program, and U.S. Embassy staff, who are familiar with the course materials. U.S. Embassies and Consulates in more than 40 countries are currently participating, in subjects ranging from entrepreneurship and college writing to science and technology. Course content is drawn from major MOOC providers, including Coursera and edX, as well as from multiple Open CourseWare providers.

On October 30, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced a partnership with online education provider Coursera to expand learning opportunities worldwide as part of its MOOC Camp initiative. The State Department and Coursera will work together to engage young people and promote interest in U.S. higher education.

The State Department is committed to identifying new models that offer broad learning opportunities, help meet the aspirations of young people around the world, and offer skills and knowledge that they can use to succeed in life. MOOC Camps do exactly that – all the while offering students a chance to test-drive a U.S. higher education experience. Program participants will also be able to learn more about opportunities to study in the United States through EducationUSA, a network of hundreds of student advising centers around the world that the State Department supports. Participation in the program is free and open to the public.

MOOC Camp Courses
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Armenia

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Belize

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Benin

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Bermuda

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China

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Czech Republic

  • Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat
    Discussion Location: Prague
    Start Date: January 27
    End Date: March 21
    Contact: acprague@state.gov
     
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Egypt

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India

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Indonesia

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Iraq

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Kenya

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Lithuania

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Macedonia

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Madagascar

 

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Mexico

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Nigeria

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Peru

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Russia

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Slovenia

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Spain

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Tanzania

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Uruguay