Mohammad Sharifi earned a Masters of Science degree from Ohio University in 2007. Prior to his graduate studies, he attended English language courses in OPIE. An Afghani native, Mr. Sharifi is currently the Director of the Information and Communication Technology Institute (ICTI) in Kabul as well as a full professor at Kabul University.
According to Mr. Sharifi, OPIE assisted him in his English language attainment and as “a center of culture exchange.” This language and cultural understanding prepared him to succeed in his academic studies. He shares that the benefits of these skills have extended beyond academics because they have helped him to “easily communicate” with a variety of communities and in any society.