Exchange for Moroccans on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the USA 2019

Date limite : 15 déc. 2019

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Exchange for Moroccans on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the USA 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2020 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. This program is an intensive short-term academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.

Program Description:

  1. The five-week Institute will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.
  2. The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community.
  3. The Institute will include an academic residency component of approximately four weeks and a domestic study tour of approximately one week. During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.
  4. The Study of the U.S. Institutes on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development will provide participants with an overview of entrepreneurial approaches by reviewing the development, history, challenges, and successes of U.S. entrepreneurial enterprises, including social enterprises, business leadership, and women’s economic empowerment, in the United States and globally.
  5. Topics may include but are not limited to, trade, investment, financial literacy, banking, microfinance, organizational development and management, innovation, emerging markets, and risk analysis, strategic business planning, corporate social responsibility, and minorities in entrepreneurship.
  6. To the extent possible, academic classwork will be complemented with hands-on sessions or workshops designed to build skills in the topics mentioned above.

Eligibility:

This program is open to all Moroccan applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Be proficient in English.
  2. Be interested in the topic of entrepreneurship and economic development.
  3. Be between 18 and 25 years of age (by the time of the program).
  4. Have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and therefore be committed to returning to their home universities following completion of the program.
  5. Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities.
  6. Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States.
  7. Have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations.
  8. Demonstrate commitment to community and extracurricular university activities.
  9. Have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country.
  10. Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive.
  11. Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel.
  12. Be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.

Benefits:

All participant costs, including program administration, international and domestic travel and ground transportation, book, cultural, mailing and incidental allowances, housing and subsistence will be paid by the U.S. Department of State.

Study Fields:

The fields of study will be varied and may include the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, business, and other professional fields. 

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Pays éligible: Maroc

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