2nd annual English Language Learning and Teaching Conference

Join the 2nd annual English Language Learning and Teaching Conference at Curtin University on Saturday August 24, from 08:00 to 16:00 hrs.  Plethora of local and international speakers will share their expertise on Creativity in the Classroom. Deadline to apply is Monday August 19. Click here for more information.

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2019 English Language Learning and Teaching (ELLT) Conference in Mauritius

The Embassy of the United States of America, the Regional English Language Office Southern Africa, the English Language Fellow Program and the English Speaking Union are hosting the second annual English Learning and Teaching (ELLT) Conference in Mauritius. The theme of the conference, happening on Saturday August 24th, 2019, is  “Creative Teaching and Learning”. This …

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Call for Applications – 2019 International Writing Program Fall Residency

The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius and Seychelles is accepting applications for the 2019 Fall Residency with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. The deadline to submit application is April 3, 2019 Program Overview: The International Writing Program (IWP) is an internationally known annual forum at the University …

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Fine Arts Students Sketch in the Gardens of Macarty House

On March 18, 2019 Ambassador Reimer opened his residence to the fine arts students of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI) for a viewing of his “Art in Embassies” collection, “one of the biggest american modern art collection in Africa.” Inspired by the collection, the students sketched in the gardens of Macarty House led by their …

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American Film Showcase Interactive Media Exchange at South by Southwest (SXSW) – Opportunity for Mauritian and/or Seychellois Filmmakers

The American Film Showcase (AFS) has partnered with South by Southwest (SXSW) to bring five (5) international filmmakers to the annual SXSW Conference and Festival in Austin in March 2019. Their time at the festival will be devoted primarily to the Convergence Track, which focuses on use of interactive media through Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented …

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In Tribute: George H.W. Bush, Our 41st President

George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st President of the United States, died on November 30 at the age of 94. Ambassador Bill Hagerty issued a statement saying, “My family and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Bush family. President George H.W. Bush’s leadership, humility, and commitment to public service inspired me …

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Call for Applications for Students and Mentors 2019 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2018 The Embassy of the United States of America is accepting applications for the 2019 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PYALP). This U.S. Department of State-funded program offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and adult educators the opportunity to explore …

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EducationUSA to Host Several Workshops in November

The EducationUSA adviser is running several sessions at the U.S. Embassy for students during the month of November. If you are interested in any one of the below, send an email to MaherallyIM@state.gov to confirm your attendance or call at 202-4453. There are also skype sessions with admissions officers of U.S. universities. This is an opportunity to learn …

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The International Writing Program Women’s Creative Mentorship Program

The International Writing Program Women’s Creative Mentorship Program Call for Applications from Young Emerging Mauritian Female Writers Deadline: January 1, 2019   The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce a brand new initiative, the International Writing Program (IWP) Women’s Creative Mentorship Program. Working in collaboration with the Department of State’s …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2018

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Mauritius and Seychelles is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This  document  outlines our funding priorities based on availability of funds, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully follow all instructions detailed in …

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The First Annual Conference on English Language Teaching & Learning

Exciting News! Are you an English Teacher? Do you want to share successful techniques with like-minded enthusiastic English teachers? Maybe you have teaching techniques that you have developed and mastered in the Mauritian context and that help you teach English beyond the exam, integrating communicative, creative, collaborative and/or critical thinking skills into the classroom? Maybe …

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Scam Alert!

The U.S. Embassy is aware of an ongoing tender scam using our name to fraudulently request sample items or money.  If your business receives a tender from a “Mr. Kerry Collins,”  usa@embassytenders.com  or  info@embassytenders.com , please do not act on this request and contact us immediately at  Portlouis_GSO@state.gov U.S. Government procurement follows strict regulations outlined in the U.S. …

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International Writing Program

Call for applications 2018 Fall Residency with the International Writing Program Deadline: March 28, 2018 Note: Open to citizens of Mauritius, Rodrigues and Seychelles only   The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius and Seychelles is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency, …

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Sports Envoy Kelsey Perlman Highlights Gender Equality and Cohesion in Mauritius Through Soccer

Africa Regional Services’ Soccer Envoy Kelsey Perlman had a stellar week-long program in Mauritius from July 30-August 6.   Kelsey’s program kicked off on July 30, where at the invitation of our partners and collaborators – the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Mauritius Football Association – she attended the final of the Council of …

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Education USA Pre-Departure Orientation Program

Wednesday July 19, 2017 – Macarty House, Vacoas Each year, the U.S. Embassy sponsors its Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) program for all students who have been accepted into undergraduate/graduate programs at various universities and colleges in the United States that start that Fall, including Fulbright and Humphrey Exchange participants.  The PDO is hosted by the Embassy’s …

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Once Upon a Time… Dasha Kelly Hamilton Was in Mauritius!

From a creative writing class with authors to a talk with NGOs on how to help children express their emotions through art to discussing the creative industry with entrepreneurs, spoken word artist, writer and social entrepreneur Dasha Kelly Hamilton had a busy schedule during her stay in Mauritius.

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Mauritius Hosts Cutlass Express 2017

Mauritius hosted Cutlass Express 2017, a 9-day military training exercise designed to improve cooperation, coordination, and collaboration among 250 participants from 14 partner nations to increase maritime safety and security within the Indian Ocean and off the coast of Africa. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa NAVAF) in partnership …

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Apply for the EducationUSA Academy 2017

Thinking of applying to a short-term academic program in a U.S. college or university? The EducationUSA Academy will hold its 2017 summer session during the months of June, July, and August. The Academy provides international youth aged 15-17 with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to submit strong applications for future admission to colleges and …

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