Lunchtime with TED
May 27, 2015: Lunchtime with TED is now a monthly event at the embassy in Port Louis. The May TED Talk was on the theme “Does the media have a ‘duty of care’?” by David Puttnam. Public Affairs Officer Kathy Fox moderated a discussion with Journalists, Public Relations professionals and members of the civil society.
English Conversation Club
May 19, 2015: The English Conversation Club is a reality! It was launched at Harper Lee Center, Curepipe with English teacher Barbara Trimpi as project lead. If your school is interested in participating in a similar initiative, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You never know, you can be next!
May 18, 2015: Regional Librarain Henry Mendelsohn introduced eLibraryUSA, a great online resource for students and the public in general, at the Université des Mascareignes. The event was attended by students and faculty members. To obtain a free password to use eLibraryUSA send an email to email@example.com.
Equality for All Poster Competition
May 16, 2015: The Young Queer Alliance, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, held an award ceremony at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Center in Bell Village for their “Equality for All” poster contest to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biophobia (IDAHOT).
Send Off Reception for MWF Finalists
May 14, 2015: Mission Port Louis hosted a send-off reception for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Finalists at @mosphere in Ebène. Ambassador Shari Villarosa introduced our Mauritian, Seychellois and Rodriguan finalists to the guests present, including alumni of USG sponsored programs.
Additional Embassy Information
The U.S. Embassy is accepting applications for the 2016-17 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP). Two categories of grants are offered in the ARSP: research grants and program and curriculum development grants. Deadline is July 31, 2015. Applications must be submitted using the Embark Visiting Scholar system, accessible here »
The U.S. Embassy in Mauritius would like to call your attention to travel restrictions in place for Mauritius and Seychelles concerning the Ebola virus. If you would like information about the disease, please visit the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here »
Have you participated in a U.S.-Government funded exchange or education program locally or in the United States? Have you studied in an American University? If so, the Embassy of the United States of America wants to connect with YOU! It does not matter if it was a year or 15 years (or more) ago! Download the Alumni Registration Form and follow the instructions. Please share the information if you know someone who is eligible. For questions, email US:firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the Alumni Registration Form here »
Fraudulent U.S. Visa Businesses on the Rise
Port Louis, May 28, 2014: Several companies in Mauritius and online claim to offer U.S. visa “expediting” services, often promising to assist with the issuance of U.S. visas for a hefty fee. The United States Embassy in Port Louis wishes to advise all visa applicants that these claims are false. U.S. visas fees can only be paid to the consular cashier at the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis at the time of the visa interview, and are only accepted in cash (U.S. dollars or Mauritian rupees). No other fees are required, and any other payment visa applicants makes to any entity outside of this official process has no bearing on their visa applications or interviews. For any questions or clarification, please contact the U.S. consular team by e-mail at PTLConsular@state.gov.
The redesigned $100 note: Easy to use, hard to counterfeit
The redesigned $100 note will be issued on October 8, 2013. It will begin circulating across the US and around the world in the weeks and months that follow. It is not necessary to trade in your older-design notes for new ones. This $100 note was redesigned to protect your money by staying ahead of counterfeiters. More than a decade of research went into the redesigned note’s security features. The redesigned $100 notes are easy to authenticate. Over than the watermark, look for two new security features: a 3D security ribbon and the bell in the Inkwell. For more information, click here »
It gets better project
The mission of the It Gets Better Project is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. For more information »
Shari Villarosa arrived in Mauritius on November 2, 2012.
Yes You(th) Can II
- here for the application form.
Public Engagement Grants Program
Are you seeking funding from the U.S. Embassy for a project or idea? Read our Request for Proposals for the Public Engagement Grants Program in order to better prepare your proposal.
Friday, July 3, 2015
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on these days. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.
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