Virtual Exchange Program Opportunity for University Students

In Fall 2019, the American Center will offer Soliya’s Connect Program for up to 12 Tunisian university students to participate in online video dialogue sessions with students from the United States, the Middle East, and other North African countries. During these sessions, you will explore key global issues with fellow group members through a series of guided discussions, readings, and an independent project.

The weekly sessions include:

  • October 16: Introductions & an Exploration of Global and Social Challenges
  • October 23: Identity & Deeper Exploration of Global Challenges
  • October 30: Group Selected Topic
  • November 6: Intercultural Communication
  • November 13: Life Stories
  • November 20: Group Selected Topic
  • November 27: Group Selected Topic
  • December 4: Youth Empowerment & Working for Change

The program package will include:

  • Introductory meeting at the U.S. Embassy
  • Eight weekly video dialogue sessions (2 hours each)
  • Required readings for week 1 and week 4
  • Final project (one video interview and one final paper)
  • Weekly journal style entries (optional but highly encouraged)
  • A post-program evaluation

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Tunisian university student
  • Available for at least 8 weekly online sessions, as well as readings, a final project and additional in-person meetings
  • Enthusiastic and committed to engage in the full program
  • English communication skills

Applications must be submitted online at by September 22, 2019.