Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program
March 5, 2015: Three students - Luciano Azor, Mary Vaaniluxmi Vyapoory and Luxshinee Mudhoo - and a mentor - Nundraj Goindo - were chosen to represent Mauritius at the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program. Ambassador Shari Villarosa announced the names of the finalists for Mauritius at a reception at her residence.
Inauguration of the RCPL Eco Award Kiosk
February 26, 2015: Chargé d’Affaires Susan Falatko attended the inauguration of the Royal College of Port Louis Eco Award Kiosk, a project by Goindo Nundraj of Imagine 2020 in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. In September 2014, the U.S. Embassy funded Imagine 2020 to continue its EcoSchools projects.
Youth Leadership Program
February 20, 2015: Pan African Leadership Youth Program Alumni Roshnee Rajkomar, Selvana Mootien and Carmela Fortuno launched the Youth Leadership Program. This program will run all through 2015 and aims at providing 30 aspiring youth leaders with the right tools to develop their leadership potential.
EducationUSA at 2015 Edition of Education Fair
February 13-15, 2015: Many students and parents stopped by our EducationUSA booth this weekend at the 2015 International Education Fair. If you are interested in learning more about higher studies in the U.S., all you have to do is drop us an email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Help the Entrepreneur in You”
February 11, 2015 : Mandela Washington Fellow Jessyca Joyekurun led the first of three workshops for women entrepreneurs at the Harper Lee Center (American Corner) in Curepipe last week. Participants get to learn the basics of entrepreneurship, from writing a business plan to business models, branding and customer development.
Additional Embassy Information
Call for Applications for the 2016-2017 Fulbright Visiting Student Program
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mauritius invites applications for the Fulbright Visiting Student Program for the 2016/2017 academic year. Grantees selected for degree study will be funded for a maximum of 2 years. All awards are contingent upon approval by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board (FSB), availability of funds, and successful academic placement. Deadline May 25, 2015. More for information, click here »
Call for Applications for the 2016-2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The United States Embassy in Mauritius invites applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent non-degree study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree. Deadline May 25, 2015. More for information, click here »
Mauritius' National Day
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Mauritius as you celebrate the 47th anniversary of independence on March 12. Mauritius is an example to other nations in the region your most recent election demonstrates your legacy of peaceful democratic transitions, good governance, and the power of the vote which Mauritian citizens have exercised time and time again. The United States and Mauritius work together to advance regional security, enhance trade and investment, and defend human rights. On this day of celebration, I wish the people of Mauritius continued peace and prosperity.
Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2015
Calling ALL #ExchangeAlumni from Mauritius, Rodrigues and Seychelles! The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (#AEIF2015) launched on February 3! Your AEIF team can win up to $25,000 to implement a public service project. The competition ends on February 24. Learn more 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:email@example.com. 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.
Shari Villarosa arrived in Mauritius on November 2, 2012.
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.
Monday, May 25, 2015
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