United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders:  Education and the Future of Work Program



The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2022 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders:  Education and the Future of Work Program.

This intensive exchange opportunity provides undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The program includes seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures as well as educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteering within the local community.  Through these engagements, participants will examine how advances in technology, such as artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics, are shaping our work and the skills and education required to succeed.  Participants will also explore global issues related to the future of work by discussing relevant social, economic, and educational trends.

The Institute’s four-week academic program and one week study tour will focus on developing participants’ critical thinking, communication, decision-making, and managerial abilities while boosting their knowledge about topics, such as entrepreneurship and the gig economy, globalization and urbanization, innovation and technology, the role of community colleges, and skills development.

Program Dates:  The five-week program will occur in the United States sometime between June and August 2022.

Eligibility Requirements:  Candidates must be 18-25 years old Tunisians with no previous experience in the United States.  Participants must be undergrads who have completed at least one semester of university and will have at least one semester remaining in their studies after the end of the SUSI program.  Fluency in English is required.

Applications:  Click here to download the Microsoft Word application form.  Applications, a copy of your transcripts and supporting documents (no translation required) must be emailed to the U.S. Embassy (TunisExchanges@state.gov) by December 19, 2021.  Late submissions will not be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.