United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program



The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2022 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development 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 topics such as trade, investment, financial literacy, banking, microfinance, organizational development and management, innovation, emerging markets and risk analysis, strategic business planning, corporate social responsibility, and minorities in entrepreneurship.

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 the development, history, challenges, and successes of U.S. entrepreneurial enterprises, including social enterprises, business leadership and women’s economic empowerment in the United States and globally.

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 and a copy of your transcripts (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.