U.S. Embassy Donates 5,000 English Language Books to 52 Primary Schools Across Tunisia

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Erica Thibault joined Secretary General of the Ministry of Education Hedi Hamdaoui and Director of International Cooperation Mehdi Ezzine today for a book donation ceremony at the Ministry headquarters. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, the U.S. Embassy donated about 5000 English language books to be distributed to 52 …

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U.S. Donates Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies to All Schools in Tunisia

Ambassador Blome joined Minister of Education Fethi Sellaouti at the Zoubaier Turki College in Laaouina today to celebrate the donation of hygiene and cleaning supplies through UNICEF to all schools across Tunisia. These supplies will help keep children healthy and ready to learn. This $5.7 million project is part of the U.S. government’s COVID-related support …

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U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome Attended the U.S. Embassy-funded project “The Democracy Awakening Toolkit” Ceremony

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Minister Education, Fethi Sellaouti, the President of the Independent High Authority for Elections, Nabil Baffoun, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) during a ceremony to celebrate the “Democracy Awakening Toolkit” that IFES produced as part of the U.S. Embassy-funded project.  “The Democracy Awakening Toolkit” was produced and distributed throughout primary, preparatory and secondary schools in …

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Tunisian “Skills 21” Team Selected for Entrepreneurship Festival at Columbia University

On February 12, nine startups led by over 50 students from across Tunisia pitched their ideas for innovative start-ups in the  5th edition of the Open Start Up (OST) Tunisia. The winning team “Skills 21”, developed a digital platform that matches university students and young professionals with Tunisia’s leading startups and corporations.  The “Skills 21” …

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Launch of Tunisia’s First Higher Education Teacher Training Partnership with Columbia University

The U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Columbia Global Centers Tunis, and Columbia University Teachers College are proud to announce the launch of a two-year, $500,000 (1.375.000 TND) university linkage to build the capacity of Tunisian educators and support young learners throughout Tunisia. Through this initiative, Columbia University and the …

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U.S. Embassy Exchange Programs Virtual Open Day (videos)

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first virtual “Open Day” to talk about U.S.-funded exchange programs! For anyone who missed the Live event or would like to watch it again, please follow the links below to the Facebook Live recordings. Special thanks to our Tunisian alumni who participated with us, as well as …

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The U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Education Week

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s International Education Week celebration , the Embassy organized a roundtable with the Columbia University Global Center (CGC) in Tunis, to discuss International Cooperation and the Future of Education in Tunisia. Thank you to U.S. State Department Near Eastern Affairs Press and Public Diplomacy Deputy Director Alica Lejlic, officials from the Ministries of Education …

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Embassy Celebrates World Teachers Day 

To celebrate the World Teachers’ Day on October 5, the Embassy organized an English conversation hour, facilitated by the English Language Fellow, a visiting American professor with a specialty in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) who spends the academic year in a Tunisian university.  The session was not only an opportunity for Tunisian participants to practice and …

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Columbia’s OpenStartUp Boosts Tunisia’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Moeling and PAO Stacy Barrios joined the Minister of Higher Education and representatives from Columbia University, BIAT bank, Africinvest and 17 Tunisian universities for the closing ceremony of the OpenStartUp Tunisia entrepreneurship mentoring program and competition. Sponsored by a university linkage grant from the Embassy, the program was designed …

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Second Anniversary of the U.S.-Tunisia Science ‎& Technology Cooperation Agreement

Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Moeling and Khalil Amiri, Secretary of State to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, celebrate the second anniversary of the U.S.-Tunisia Science ‎& Technology Cooperation Agreement by opening a research seminar between American and Tunisian researchers.

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Of Many: A Chance for Interfaith Dialogue

The U.S. Embassy had the pleasure to visit the Gammarth Higher Institute of Audiovisual and Film Studies (ESAC) and the Higher School of Audiovisual and Design (ESAD) this week, where U.S. filmmaker Linda Mills, visiting Tunisia as part of the American Film Showcase (AFS) program, screened Of Many, her 30-minute documentary of the extraordinary friendship between an orthodox rabbi and an imam, both of whom serve as university chaplains …

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Celebrating 75 Years of Exchange Programs!

The U.S. Embassy kicked off International ‪Education‬ Week ‎IEW2015‬ with a celebration of 75 years of State Department exchange programs.Ambassador Rubinstein spoke to an audience of leaders from the education field, including Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and IVLP alumnus Chiheb Bouden; Director General of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Higher Education …

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U.S. Ambassador Jake Walles was a Guest Speaker at the Inauguration of Smart Center at Tunis Business School

“It is through programs like this partnership that Tunisia can help its talented youth become more competitive internationally, attract international firms, and build a brighter future for all Tunisians.” Ambassador Jake Walles Ambassador Walles gave remarks at the inauguration of the Smart Center at Tunis Business School (TBS). The Smart Center, a partnership between AmCham …

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United States Signs $500 million Loan Guarantee Agreement with Tunisia

Today, the United States and Tunisia signed a loan guarantee agreement which will allow Tunisia to access up to $500 million in affordable financing from international capital markets.  The loan guarantee underscores the United States’ commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition. The loan guarantee agreement is designed to support Tunisia as …

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