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Studying in Libya

Following the brief but very destructive conflict of 2011, two of the major institutions in the country Al Fateh University in Tripoli and Garyounis University of Benghazi were seriously damaged. Following this, the University of Garyounis has established a program that sends local students to the University of Wisconsin for graduate programs.

However, though study options have been reduced due to the destruction, private universities such as the Libyan International Medical University (LIMU) survived. LIMU can serve the needs of medical students who would like to study abroad. In 2009, the institution signed a cooperative agreement with University of Modena, Italy. The agreement came with a pledge to open a cancer research facility in the country. In addition to the University of Modena, the institution also has partnerships with the University of Ain Shams and Suez Canal University from Egypt.

In addition to the universities, many organizations in Libya offer internships that allow students to study and discover much about Libya. The Agency for Technical cooperation and Development is one such organization in Libya. The French NGO founded in 1993 supports vulnerable populations affected by crisis. Interns can get to work and learn within the country for as long as six months. Information on internships can also be accessed using region specific search engines such as wathifalibya.com. Whereas many offer unpaid internships, some organizations such as SPARK offer some remuneration for interns. However, due to the terms availability of positions varies. With the magnitude of the damage experienced, it may be worth investigating if any historical sites require restoration. 


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