Fully-Funded Exchange Opportunity for Egyptian Undergraduate Students Offered by US Embassy 2020

Date limite : 14 janv. 2020

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Fully-Funded Exchange Opportunity for Egyptian Undergraduate Students Offered by US Embassy 2020

The US Embassy in Egypt is inviting Egyptian undergraduate students to take part in 2020 Study of the United States Institutes for Student (SUSI) Leaders Programs, that are intensive academic exchange programs designed to provide Egyptian undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while enhancing their leadership skills. The program includes seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented with local educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities. During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom. 

Duration and Starting Date:

The five-week institutes – academic residency for four weeks and a domestic study tour for one week – will take place in June and August 2020.

Eligibility:

  • Egyptian Students who are: 
    1. Between 18 and 25 years of age.
    2. Currently residing and studying in Egypt.
    3. Enrolled as an undergraduate at a public or private university in Egypt and has good academic standing.
    4. Have a strong interest in the program of choice. 
    5. Not enrolled in his/her final semester of study.
    6. Has a solid command of written and spoken English.
    7.  Demonstrate strong leadership qualities.
    8. Have demonstrated 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 willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel.
    11. 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. 
    12. Committed to return to Egypt upon program completion.

Institutes included:

  1. Women’s Leadership: Where participants will examine the history and participation of women in public life in the United States. 
  2. Religious Freedom and Pluralism: Where participants will explore U.S. history, society, and institutions within the context of religious freedom, pluralism, and interfaith dialogue. 
  3.  Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: Where participants will be provided with an overview of entrepreneurial approaches by reviewing the development, history, challenges, and successes of U.S. entrepreneurial enterprises.

Funding:

Successful applicants will be provided with international/ domestic airfare, housing, a living stipend, tuition, books/ incidental allowances, and health insurance.

Required Documents:

  1. 2 Recommendation Letters: The recommenders can be academic (professor, advisor or teacher), leader of extracurricular activity, or professional (work supervisor). The letters should be type-written in English and signed by hand, scanned and uploaded to the online application. 
  2. Transcript(s): Official document with English translation showing academic performance from previous years in the university. First-year university students must provide a copy of their secondary school transcripts and an enrollment letter from their current university. - Transcripts must be scanned and uploaded to the online application. 
  3. Proof of fluency in English: by providing a valid score from Institutional TOEFL (Local ITP), Internet-based TOEFL (IBT), overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS), American University in Cairo English Placement Test, AMIDEAST English Placement Test, or New Horizons (as stated in the application instructions). Valid test results must be scanned and uploaded to the online application. 
  4. Copy of National ID and/or passport bio page.

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Pays éligible: Egypte

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