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    EducationUSA Attracts Numerous Visitors

    November 29 and 30, 2014: Embassy advisors were on hand to encourage students to study in the U.S. during an education fair at the Labourdonnais Hotel. Students and parents got information on university requirements for admission, financial aid and further advising opportunities at the U.S. Embassy.

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    EducationUSA: Explore Your Options

    November 18, 2014: Students and parents were invited to view "EducationUSA: Explore Your Options", a webchat which gave an insight on studies in the U.S. Yale University alumna Karen Yvon also participated and shared her experiences with the audience.

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    Ambassador Listens to Youth on Elections

    November 13, 2014: Ambassador Villarosa hosted an interactive dialogue with youth from different organizations on the topic of elections at the American Corner in Curepipe. The participants shared their opinions on the local elections process and discussed important issues that youth are facing.

  • Inauguration of Daniel Pearl Corner at Anoska

    Inauguration of Daniel Pearl Corner at Anoska

    October 21: Ambassador Villarosa inaugurates the Daniel Pearl Corner at Anoska. This project is an initiative of the Port Louis – USA Alumni Association in collaboration with the residents of Anoska Village to create an area where the community can meet, do research, engage in discussions and undergo training.

  • YALI Fellow Inspires Entrepreneurs

    YALI Fellow Inspires Entrepreneurs

    Nov 5, 2014: Mandela Washington Fellow Jessyca Joyekurun held an interactive session with women entrepreneurs at the Harper Lee Center. She shared her experience of representing Mauritius at the 2014 President’s Young African Leaders Initiative in the U.S. and advised participants on how to start a business.


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    Summer 2015 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators

    The US Embassy is accepting applications for the Summer 2015 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators. The deadline for submission of applications on is December 29, 2014. Subject line should read: Application for SUSI for Educators. Download Application Form  here »

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    2015 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 19, 2014

    The United States Embassy in Mauritius announces the competition for the 2015 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Created by Congress in 2001, the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation provides grants to preserve historic sites, artifacts, manuscripts and museum collections, as well as traditional forms of expression, such as music, dance, and language. The deadline for submitting proposals is December 19, 2014. For more information, click  here »

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    Security Message: Ebola Travel Ban

    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 »

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    2014 U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program - Invitation to submit proposal

    The Embassy of the United States in Port Louis has the pleasure to invite proposals from non-governmental organizations, schools, community groups, health and environmental associations and others for the 2014 Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program in Mauritius and Seychelles. The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program is a grassroots assistance program that responds to requests for financial assistance from small community-based projects that are initiated and administered at the local level. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 16 30 hours on December 15, 2014.  Click here for the application form »

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    Alumni, the Embassy wants to connect with YOU!

    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 Download the Alumni Registration Form  here »

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    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  

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    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 »



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  • Christmas Day
    Thursday, December 25, 2014

    The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.


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    Strategic Moves: Using Smart Sanctions in the 21st Century

    August 2014 - The U.S. uses sanctions to alter the behavior of bad actors and tries to minimize any harm to general populations. Learn how sanctions work. Plus international entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, winning female coaches and what it means to be cool. In all 50 states, Americans, naturalized citizens, and tourists alike celebrate the 238th year of U.S. independence. Plus, where teens are spending their summers, why the health of our oceans affects our planet and how you may one day get to be a tourist in space. 

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