The number of students from Kazakhstan studying in the United States has grown in recent years. Still, without access to reliable resources and information, a U.S. education remains out of reach for many. As many as 65 leading secondary schools in the country have created counselor positions in recent years. However, many of these counselors have received limited training, networking, or mentorship opportunities.
In August 2021, the U.S. Department of State, Embassy of the United States in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, commissioned the IC3 Institute to train 100 high school counselors to support student mobility between the United States and Kazakhstan.
March – May 2022
The program's primary objective was to assist Kazakhstani students who wish to pursue a U.S. higher education and invest in local institutional capacity by training secondary school counselors.
The IC3 Institute's tailor-made program for Kazakhstan helped high school counselors inform students, assist them with their applications, and bring counselors together for professional development, helpful information, and materials. It also connected them to peers in the U.S. and enabled them to inform students more effectively about higher education opportunities in the United States.
IC3 Institute COVID-19 Support Initiative
The COVID-19 surge in India has brought many challenges, one of which is the loss of the breadwinner in many families, pushing them to the brink of imminent poverty. While there has been a lot of international and domestic support for immediate relief measures, as the pandemic wears on, these families need sustenance support beyond having their immediate relief needs met.
The IC3 Institute is helping women from families that have lost their breadwinners by empowering them with training and employment opportunities as career counselors within IC3's global network.
YOU have the power to make a lasting change in the lives of these women and their families.