Opportunities and Exchanges

The SUSI for Secondary School Educators Program is now open for application. Tunisian secondary teachers or administrators (including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, and others) are encouraged to apply. Applications are open until November 15, 2022.

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate Program (TLU) supports students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by providing undergraduate level academic matriculation, civic education, and leadership development. TLU is a leadership-training program, partnering with leading U.S.-accredited universities in the MENA region to build a cadre of community, business, and national leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able, and professionally-skilled. Applications close on December 5, 2022. 

Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) program is a MEPI initiative aiming at offering students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a master’s degree through leading American University with U.S. accreditation in the MENA region. TLG equips graduate students with professional experience needed to advance knowledge and contribute to the achievement of socially relevant outcomes through research that furthers the professionalization of emerging leaders while supporting and increasing scholars’ knowledge in gender issues in specific in the various fields of study. Applications close on December 5, 2022.

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders: Economic Empowerment Program. The SUSI on Economic Empowerment will enhance participants’ knowledge of U.S. history, government, institutions, society, and culture within the context of the theme.  Participants will receive an overview of the U.S. economic system and structures while exploring sub-themes such as economic prosperity and opportunity; building sustainable economies; inequities within economies; financial access and inclusion; entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems; social entrepreneurship; social capital development; financial literacy; organizational development and management; and adapting to the future of work. Applications close on December 12, 2022.

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Young Women Leaders. This intensive exchange opportunity will enhance participants’ knowledge of U.S. democratic principles and society, culture, values, and institutions, while developing their leadership skills in areas such as critical thinking, communication, decision-making, and management. It will also provide participants with opportunities to discuss current U.S. and global women’s issues such as: progress and opportunities for women’s leadership; combatting violence against women; addressing income disparity and other challenges to women in the workplace; women’s health issues; and the ways in which women can contribute to global peace, security, and stability. Applications close on December 12, 2022.

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 from three to ten months between September 2023 and June 2024. Applications close on December 15, 2022.