Ambassador Hosts Iftar Dinner
July 23, 2014: Ambassador Shari Villarosa hosted an Iftar dinner at her residence last night. It was an opportunity for young Muslims and non-Muslims to share and build on interfaith understanding.
“Sustainability Tour” Visits IRC!
July 17, 2014: As part of their “Sustainability Tour”, Karuna Rana and Meghna Raghoobar of the SIDS Youth Aim Hub and the Young African Leaders Initiative Network talked with members of the EducationUSA Advising Center about developing a youth-led sustainable development in Mauritius.
American University Students Meet Ambassador
July 16, 2014: Ambassador Shari Villarosa met with students from American university who volunteered to teach English in Mauritius from July 21 to August 15 with the Learning Enterprises Group.
Entrepreneurship Workshop for Educators
July 16, 2014: Fulbright Specialist Dr Richard D. Brynteson conducted a “Entrepreneurship Education” workshop for 300 secondary school teachers of entrepreneurship at the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development. Dr. Brynteson has published several books on innovation, social media and systems thinking.
Crowdfunding for Social Impact
July 9, 2014: The Embassy hosted a webchat on Crowdfunding for aspiring local entrepreneurs in the Information Resource Center (IRC) with the U.S.-based founders of RocketHub. Participants from all around the world posed questions to the experts.
Additional Embassy Information
U.S. Embassy Vacancy
Educational Adviser Position: The U.S. Embassy is looking for a part - time (26 hours per week) Educational Adviser to provide services to students seeking information about educational opportunities in the United States. Candidates must hold a bachelor degree from a U.S. accredited college or university; have two years of experience as an advisor, teacher or administrator in an educational field. Must be fluent (speaking/reading/writing) in English and good knowledge in French is required. Incumbent must be computer literate. Strong familiarity with the U.S. university system is required as well as a sound knowledge of the educational system in Mauritius and Seychelles. Interested candidates must send their applications with copies of certificates to the Human Resources Office, 4th floor, Rogers House, Port Louis to arrive no later than close of business July 28, 2014.
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.
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.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.
* Eid-Ul-Fitr: The exact date of this festival is subject to confirmation as its celebration depends on the visibility of the Moon.
Key Embassy Links
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