SUSI Student Youth, Education, and Closing the Skills Gap Program


 The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders: Youth, Education, and Closing the Skills Gap 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 all of these engagements, participants will examine how advances in technology such as artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics are shaping how we 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; skills development; and more.

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

Eligibility Requirements:  Candidates must be 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 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 ( by January 28, 2019.  Late submissions will not be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.