Last year, the US Embassy in Jakarta and the Center for Civic Education facilitated the visit of eight students from Muahmmadiya Secondary Schools to participate in the International Competition of Civic Education in Washington, D.C. The program in the US was coordinated by Legacy International, a Virginia based organization.
This past January, the US Embassy, the Center for Civic Education, and Legacy International facilitated the visit of Dr. Abubaker al Shingeiti, Regional Director of IIIT to several universities in Indonesian provinces, including visits with the Rector of Muhammadiya University in Jakarta, UHAMKA, the University of Indonesia (UI), Dean of Faculty of Usuluddin in Philosophy of the Indonesian State Islamic University in Jakarta.
Dr. Habib Chirzin praised the CCE and the US Embassy in Jakarta for their support of Indonesian Youth. He indicated that Indonesian universities are keen to continue collaboration with IIIT and other US academic institutions in enhancing Islamic Studies in their programs.