The Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Program is a MEPI initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who are from underserved backgrounds. The program will provide four-year university enrollment and internship opportunities at select institutions of higher learning in the MENA region. Eligible students include men and women …

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2021-2022

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2021-2022 Apply Now!   The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a fully funded exchange program that 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 ranging between three and ten months. Eligible applicants must: …

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Community Solutions Program (CSP) 2021

Program Description The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to energy and the environment, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. Community activists will be selected to participate in the program that includes: Four-month …

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Tunisian and Libyan Fulbright Alumni Gather in Djerba  

In support of the Fulbright alumni network, AMIDEAST Tunisia organized a conference for around 100 Fulbright alumni from Tunisia and Libya, November 22-25. The conference strengthened the Fulbright alumni community of the North Africa region, allowed Tunisian and Libyan alumni to develop leadership and community engagement skills, and facilitated innovative and cross-sectoral solutions to community …

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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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I need to pay for the program? What are the costs? If you are selected as a finalist, Legacy International and the United States Department of State will cover all costs associated with your international travel, visa, and basic living costs in the United States. Am I eligible to apply? Please see eligibility requirements …

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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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