SUSI Student Women’s Leadership Exchange Program


The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders Women’s Leadership Program.

This intensive exchange opportunity provides undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The five-week 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 all of these engagements, participants will examine the history and role of women in public life in the United States.

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 women in U.S. politics, economics, culture, and society.  The program will also examine the current challenges to women in the United States and globally.

Program Dates:  The five-week program will occur sometime between June and August 2019.

Eligibility Requirements:  Candidates must be female Tunisians ages 18-25 years old with no previous experience in the United States.  Participants must be undergrads who have completed at least one semester of university and 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 ( by January 2, 2019.  Late submissions will not be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.