2014 Young African Leaders Initiative
Dec. 5: Applications are open! Ambassador Shari Villarosa announced the 2014 Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at a press conference in Port Louis with 2010 alumni Joelle Rabot, Diana Bablee and Jonathan Ravat. The U.S. Government will sponsor 10 Mauritians and 6 Seychellois next year.
EducationUSA at Campus Abroad Fair
November 29/30: EducationUSA Advisor Nawsheen Golam-Hossen, exchange alumni and Embassy officers advised students about the applying to U.S. universities, testing and scholarship opportunities during the Campus Abroad Education Fair at Bagatelle Mall.
Elimination of Violence Against Women
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Ambassador Villarosa hosted a salon for representatives of NGOs, alumni, government offices actively engaged in gender-based violence and women’s issues, on Monday November 25.
Social Entrepreneurship webchat
November 14, 2031: The Information Resource Centre (IRC) hosted a live webchat on Social Entrepreneurship. Guests included members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as members of the Mauritius Council of Social Service (MACOSS).
US Embassy/Open University partnership
November 7, 2013: Ambassador Villarosa spoke with students at the launch of a blended Massive Open Online Course organized by the U.S. Embassy and the Open University of Mauritius, and facilitated by Mauritian alumni of U.S. exchanges. This course for 160 teachers focuses on implementing virtual tools in the classroom.
Additional Embassy Information
Are you ready to lead? Are you 25 to 35 years old? Are you looking for the chance of a lifetime? The U.S. Government is inviting 500 young African leaders to come to the United States as Washington Fellows in mid-2014. The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis will be nominating 10 Mauritians and 6 Seychellois for this prestigious fully-funded program!Online applications will be available in early December 2013! Click here to learn more and apply. »
US Education Fair
EducationUSA, with the US Embassy, will be holding a US Education Fair and general advising session on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Le Sirius, Le Labourdonnais Hotel, Port-Louis, from 14:00-16:00. We will provide information on various components of US tertiary education, such as financial aid and work experience, and we will also have a section on student and parent visas.
The U.S. Embassy is accepting proposals on behalf of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Cultural Heritage Center, for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2014 Competition. Established in 2001 to help developing countries preserve their cultural heritage, the AFCP emphasizes the preservation of the world’s cultural patrimony as an integral component of U.S. foreign relations. The deadline to apply is December 9, 2013. Click here for more information »
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.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.
Key Embassy Links
December 2013 - Read about technology leading Americans to healthy lifestyles, activists introducing city dwellers to the great outdoors and teenagers exposing the fashion industry’s unrealistic standards. Judge for yourself: Can USA become a soccer nation? Learn how space awakens a desire to send a craft to the moon, and take a tour of Mars with a sci-fi writer.