Embassy Celebrates International Education Week 2016 at the American Corner Tunis   

EducationUSA Advisor Meriem Laabidi in collaboration with Public Affairs Section staff celebrated the IEW at the American corner.  The week program promoted the USG exchange programs by organizing info session about higher education in the U.S. and the Embassy exchange program, workshops on college trivia, graduate schools in Tunisia VS those in the U.S and how to apply and a webinar on how to explore community colleges closing program was with an exchange alumni panel.

meriem-laabidiIn coordination with the Tunisian Association for Young Researchers (TAYR) and the IRC, Ms. Laabidi hosted a video conference with Dr. Ian Duncan from University of Berkeley.  Dr. Duncan discussed various aspects of Publications in US Journals in the field of Humanities. The attendees engaged in a lively interaction with Dr. Duncan, asking questions that are of specific relevance to them in the local French-influenced educational system. When the lack of academic resources in the English language was brought up, our PAS/IRC assistant Narjess Hachana talked about the generous resources provided by the IRC at the US Embassy and encouraged Tunisian researchers to visit and make use of them.

The EducationUSA advisor spoke also on Radio Tunisienne Chaine Internationale (RTCI) about International Education Week, educational opportunities in the United States, and the services available from EducationUSA for Tunisian students interested in studying in the United States.