Application Deadline: December 15th 2014
- This fully- funded scholarship provides J-1 visa support, round-trip travel from participant’s home city to their host institution in the U.S., accident and sickness coverage, tuition and mandatory university fees, room and board (housing and meals), small incidentals allowance, limited allowance for books, and a wide variety of alumni networking and training opportunities.
- Citizens and nationals of Tunisia, currently residing in Tunisia;
- Undergraduate students enrolled as a first-or second-year full-time student (LMD/3-yearsystem); or
- Undergraduate students enrolled as a first-,second-, or third-year full-time student(American/4-yearsystem); or
- Architecture and Engineering students in their first-, second-,third-and fourth-year of undergraduate study;
- At least 18 years old by July 1, 2015
- Committed to returning to Tunisia after completion of the program; and
- Able to achieve a TOEFL score of 500 PBT.
- Attend classes full-time for one academic year;
- Perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service in their host community during their first semester;
- Complete a part-time professional internship during their second semester; and
- Live in dormitories at four- year colleges and universities. Single sex dormitories are generally available for women
Undergraduate Study and Skills Building: Participants attend a year-long, academic program at U.S. universities and colleges, which includes coursework in their fields of study and in an American studies topic.
Community Service: Students give back to their American host communities by contributing a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer work during the semester. Students may volunteer in a variety of settings, such as after-school tutoring, community fundraisers, and disaster relief.
Internships: Fellows complete part-time internships, gaining experience in the American workplace and developing relationships with local businesses, government offices, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions.
Country Presentations: Students give at least one required presentation on Tunisia while in the U.S., sharing their country’s history and traditions with Americans.
Cultural Passport to America: Participants present and reflect on how they have explored various aspects of U.S. culture, the linkages they’ve forged with Americans throughout the program and on their plans for sharing U.S. culture with their communities when returning home.
Alumni Programming: Alumni are provided with opportunities to continue to develop their workforce skills, support innovation and entrepreneurship, and maintain networks forged through the program.