I think this is a great idea. This is not the first program I have seen Iraqis come over to the US to study, but it does show signs of hope for the country. My only concern is that the Iraqi government ensure diversity in its distribution of students. Considering there is a shi'a majority, it leads one to worry they will favor that group over the Sunnis and Kurds. Hopefully, this is not the case and we will see the country grow equally despite sectarian divides.