OPIE is extremely proud of the 8,000+ students from over 150 countries who have studied in our program during the past five decades.  Our graduates have acquired the language, study, and cross-cultural skills that have helped them navigate their academic and professional lives.


2014 OPIE graduate Beatriz Smidt receives her certificate of successful program completion.

Below, we profile some of the OPIE and OHIO graduates we have reconnected with.

If you are an OPIE alumnus, we invite you to share your story by completing a survey.

Ali S. Altuwaijri, ’76, Dean of Student Affairs and Professor of Physiology and Health Sciences at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Al-Fawaa, ’78, Graduate of Ball State University, Chief Executive of the Fawa Consulting Company, Saudi Arabia

Rabah Aldhaheri, ’81, Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Saudi Arabia

Samir Ashour, ’82, Graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering, United Engineering Construction Company employee, UAE

Ziad Akir, ’84, Director of Online Education at Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio

Laszlo Feher, ’97, Business analyst at an e-commerce company in Hungary.

Kumiko Saito, ’98, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Foreign Multinational Corporates Group in JPMorgan Chase, N.A.; Ohio

Sadiq Alhayek, ’98, Professor, University of Jordan, Department of Physical Education

Lei Wang, ’99, Research specialist in a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee

Jameel Al-Humaid ’01, Professor, Al Jouf University, College of Education, Saudi Arabia

Tommaso Bilancioni, ’02, Clothing store owner, Italy

Saleh AlMekbel, ’04, Manager, STC (Mobile Broadband), Saudi Arabia

Fernando Mendoza Jara, ’06, Professor, National Agrarian University, Nicaragua

Mohammad Sharifi, ’07, Director of Information and Communication Technology Institute; Professor at Kabul University, Afghanistan

Abdullah Alodail, ’07, Doctoral Candidate in Instructional Technology at Ohio University, Ohio

Peng Zhao, ’08, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, California

Anne Hak, ’09, Program Director for a student exchange program in Beijing, China

Ahmad Faizuddin, ’09, Doctoral Candidate for a Ph.D in Educational Management and Leadership at the College of Education at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Malaysia

Burçin Şimşek, ’10, Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Yuki Nakama, ’10, Volunteer Educator, Cambodia

Ngueyanouba, ’10, International Mining and Security Specialist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Raphael Soares Malta, ’13, Undergraduate student in mechanical engineering, Brazil

Carlos Vinicio Erazo, ’13, Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador in the School of Medicine and medical doctor in an outpatient clinic

Sohaila Isaqzai, ’13, PhD in International and Comparative Education student at Florida State University

Ahmad Fahim Mohmand, ’13, Graduate student

Maryam Ban, ’14, IT Intern at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio

Taining Wang, ’14, PhD in Economics student at West Virginia University

Ibrahim Alofi, ’14, PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio University, Vice Dean for the College of Education at Taibah University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Hashem Alsamadani, Ph.D. in Reading and Language Arts, Dean of Admissions and Registration at Um Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdul Majeed Al Ghamdi, Vice President at Um Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Alhani, Former OPIE Student Union President, Currently working at Al Baha University, Saudi Arabia

Turki Alhamdan, Former OPIE Student Union Member, Graduate of the University of Evansville in Indiana, Currently working in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Hamed Dhafi Al Sharari, Member of the Majlis Al Shura and Vice Chairman of Transportation, Saudi Arabia

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