The PLUS Program was created by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in order to bring a diverse group of accomplished youth from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia to the United States to complete their undergraduate degrees from a U.S. institution. The goal of the initiative is to promote educational exchange and cultural understanding between young people from Muslim majority regions and Americans. It is hoped that the program will reinforce common values and provide a platform for positive dialogue. The 2004-2005 academic year was the inaugural start of the Undergraduate Studies program. The last cohort of PLUS students returned home at the close of the 2008 academic year.
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