Professional Fellows Program

About the Program: The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for Economic Empowerment, Middle East and North Africa is a two-way exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders committed to strengthening their communities through social …

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The Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers non-U.S. institutions the opportunity to host American academics or professionals to build expertise in a specific area.  The program strengthens ties between the host institution and the Fulbright Specialist’s home institution in the United States. Eligibility Requirements for Host Institutions Institutions that may be eligible to request a Fulbright Specialist …

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Community Solutions Program 2020

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PROGRAM (CSP) The Community Solutions Program (CSP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by IREX, provides community leaders from around the world with an intensive, professional development exchange program in the United States from August to December 2020. CSP fellows gain …

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Atlas Corps Fellowship: MENA Entrepreneurship Initiative

The Atlas Corps Fellowship: MENA Entrepreneurship Initiative, a special initiative within the Atlas Corps Fellowship, is supported by the U.S. Government and is specifically looking to recruit emerging business professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia for a 12-month professional fellowship in the United States. Fellows will increase their business acumen while serving in …

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2020-2021

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2020-2021   Apply Now! The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program brings accomplished Tunisian scholars to the United States to conduct advanced research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research at a U.S. university for a period of up to one academic year. Eligible applicants must: Have a doctoral degree or equivalent professional …

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U.S. Embassy Supports Open Start up Tunisia (OST)

“Tunup” team, winners of Open Start up Tunisia (OST) of the third edition of the Fostering Entrepreneurship in Tunisian Higher Education project participated in Columbia’s Venture Competition in New York City 3-12 April 2019. The team composed of cross-disciplinary students, as well as their two coaches, pitched their idea of transforming the waste from harissa …

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Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein’s Remarks at MEPI Student Leaders Regional Conference

Thank you Bedis for the warm welcome and introduction; My thanks as well to the GOT officials who are here, Majdouline Cherni Minister of Youth and Sports, and Saida Ounissi, Secretary of State in charge of Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship And to the facilitators, mentors, university partners and Georgetown for coordinating this event; Good afternoon …

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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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Cultural Affairs Officer Visits Gabes and Tozeur

U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Greg McElwain met and spoke with over a hundred students and teachers during his visit to schools in Gabes and Tozeur. He shared information about the U.S. Department of State’s academic and professional exchange programs. The information sessions, which took place at the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Gabes (ENIG), the …

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Ambassador Meets Professional Fellows Program Delegation

Ambassador Rubinstein met with representatives from Running Start, the Project on Middle East Democracy and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, NGOs that hosted Tunisian community leaders in the Professional Fellows Program (PFP).   Tunisians chosen for the program take part in a month-long fellowship in a service group, grassroots organization, advocacy group, federal …

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ACYPL Delegation Visits Embassy

An American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) delegation, which is on a two-week tour of Tunisia and Morocco to deepen their knowledge of international relations, visited the Embassy. Chargé d’affaires Kathleen Hanson and Political Section Chief Auden Mckernan briefed them on recent political developments and fielded questions from the group on a wide range …

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Training the Next Generation of Tunisian Media Professionals in U.S.

Nine Tunisian graduate journalist students from the Tunisian public Institute of Press and Information Sciences (IPSI) were sponsored by U.S. Embassy in Tunis to participate into  a two- week training in U.S. on March, 2016. They were trained in professional newsrooms and had the opportunity to share, with their partner International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) …

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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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Big Turnout at the IRC for Doctoral Day Event

More than 70 Masters’ students and Ph.D. researchers attended the first ever doctoral study day on “Writing Research Proposals in Culture Studies, Linguistics and Business Management” at the Information Resource Center (IRC).  The event was organized in collaboration with the Tunisian Association of Young Researchers (TAYR) and the Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP). Three eminent …

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SIGNING OF AGREEMENT ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF $5.5 MILLION IN NEW SCHOLARSHIPS AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Taoufik Jelassi and U.S. Ambassador Jake Walles signed an Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation today to strengthen bilateral scientific, technological and educational cooperation.  To support further exchange in the domain of science and technology pursuant to the new agreement, Ambassador Walles also announced two new programs. The …

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