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Economic Empowerment Program: Study of the United States Institute 2023 for Young Leaders

Study of the United States Institute

Application is now open for the Study of the United States Institute 2023. The Study of the United States Institute will enhance participants’ knowledge of U.S. history, government, institutions, society, and culture within the context of the theme.  Participants will receive an overview of the U.S. economic system and structures while exploring sub-themes such as economic prosperity and opportunity; building sustainable economies; inequities within economies; financial access and inclusion; entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems; social entrepreneurship; social capital development; financial literacy; organizational development and management; and adapting to the future of work.

The Institute will incorporate a focus on U.S. historical events as well as contemporary American life, including current political, social, and economic debates in a pluralistic society.  Participants will also learn about economic empowerment through foundational discussion on entrepreneurship and social capital as well as capacity building workshops. These practical sessions will address financial literacy, business modeling, and leadership and management skills.

Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Candidates aged 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.

Application Procedure:

  • Applications and a copy of your transcripts (no translation required) must be emailed to the U.S. Embassy (Tunis_exchange@state.gov) by December 12th, 2022.
  • Late submissions will not be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Program Timeline:

The five-week program will take place beginning in late June 2023.

Application Process

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