Troy University Expands to Mideast

Troy University is hoping to expand its classrooms to the Middle East.

Next week, Troy leaders will travel to Egypt to discuss possible partnerships. Trip will also include a two-day excursion to Tripoli, Libya, to see if the university can establish a contact with the country.

Libya’s diplomatic status was renewed by the United States government in May.

Troy officials say this will be one of the first trips made to the county from a U.S college.

“The bottom line for all of this is to make out students more competitive for the global economy that they're going to live in, work in and hopefully flourish in,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Troy Chancellor.

Troy leaders say they expect this excursion to become the "model of the future," and they expect other universities to follow.