Academic & Professional Exchanges

Our programs foster the sharing of information on U.S. society, values and expertise with interested Haitian audiences through professional, academic and cultural exchange programs. These programs, which are at the heart of the section’s work, seek to promote the free exchange of information and ideas, capacity building, and to increase understanding between the citizens of the United States and Haiti.


Academic Exchanges

Learn more about quality higher-education opportunities in the U.S. and about our programs in Haiti.

Application Deadline : May 1, 2018

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

2018-2019 Academic Year

Office of Public Diplomacy — Embassy of the United States

The Office of Public Diplomacy of the Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce its annual open competition scholarship program for the 2019 academic year. The Fulbright Foreign Student program was established by the Government of the United States of America with the objective of fostering mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other nations. Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria in order to be judged in comparison to other applicants by a selection committee.

Objective: To foster academic exchanges and mutual understanding between Haiti and the United States and leads to a graduate-level degree (Masters) from an American university.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Haitian citizens with a bachelor’s degree based on an exemplary academic record (Students who are applying must at least have already submitted and passed their thesis)
  • Applicants must have at least two (2) years of work experience if applying for Public health;
  • Applicants must show an ongoing commitment to community / public service; and
  • Applicants must have advanced English language skills (verbal and written).
    All applicants will be required to pass a standardized English test prior to their candidacy being considered.
  • Applicants with extensive or recent experience in the U.S. will not be considered, nor will Haitians with legal permanent residence (green card) status or U.S. passport holders
  • Applicants are subject to a two-year mandatory home-country physical presence which requires you to return to your home country for at least two years at the end of your exchange visitor program as required by the J-1 visa. 

Application Process

  • Applicants are invited to attend an information session on the Fulbright program and the application process at 12:30 p.m. on March 16, 23, and 30, 2018 at the U.S. Embassy in Tabarre. To reserve a seat, please send a request to papacademicprograms@state.gov
  • Final applications and supporting documents (Transcripts, diplomas, minimum of one letter of reference, signature Form, and Proof of English proficiency) must be submitted online through the website listed below by COB MAY 1, 2018. Accounts are free of charge. https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/20/. We will not accept documents via e-mail or at the Embassy.

For more info: https://ht.usembassy.gov/

ONLY selected candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline : May 1, 2018

LASPAU

Professional Development Program Faculty and University Business Officers
YEAR 2018- 2019

Office of Public Diplomacy — Embassy of the United States

The Office of Public Diplomacy of the Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce, in collaboration with LASPAU, its annual open competition for the Fulbright Faculty Development Program for faculty staff, professors, and researchers. Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Be Haitian citizen currently residing in the country
  • Have the appropriate academic background for the proposed program of study
  • Committed to teaching and/or have professional experience as a teacher
  • Hold a letter of appointment from a Haitian University
  • Must have advanced English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Commit to return to Haiti after completing the course of study
  • Applicants with extensive or recent experience in the U.S. will not be considered, nor will Haitians with legal permanent residence (green card) status or U.S. passport holders be eligible.

Application Submission

Interested parties are requested to complete the application form and submit supporting documents (Letter of appointment, a copy of the first page of your passport, U.S. University suggestions, cover letter, resume, transcript, diploma, and certificates) online using the link below no later than May 1, 2018. We will not accept supporting documents via e-mail or dropped off at the Embassy.

https://laspau.force.com/grantee/Form?tfa_form=117

Applicants are invited to attend an information session on the Fulbright program and the application process at 12:30 p.m. on March 16, 23, and 30, 2018 at the U.S. Embassy in Tabarre. To reserve a seat, send a request to papacademicprograms@state.gov

  • Applicants are subject to a two-year mandatory home-country physical presence which entails you to return to your home country for at least two years at the end of your exchange visitor program as required by the J-1 visa. 

ONLY selected candidates will be contacted

 Application Deadline : December 31, 5:00 p.m. EST

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD Program) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State that provides to a diverse group of emerging undergraduate student leaders, a substantive exchange experience for one semester or one academic year in a non-degree program.  Students will be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program in the United States and will live on the university campus. The students will have the opportunity to receive in-depth exposure of the U.S. society, culture and academic institutions. Students must complete at least one year of undergraduate study in Haiti before they begin the Global UGRAD program and they must return to their home country upon completion of the program. Scholarships are available for all academic fields and students aged 24 or younger may apply. Students must be proficient in English (minimum TOEFL score: 500).  English language training may be available for selected students. Once accepted students will travel to the U.S. in the fall or winter.

Application deadline : June 30, 2018

The Program:

Announcing the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program!

This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, 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. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries around the world to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of graduate level academic course work and professional development activities.

The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. The program provides a basis for establishing lasting ties between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world. Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

As a Humphrey Fellow, you are expected to be resourceful and display initiative. Your application should indicate how you and your home institutions and countries could benefit from experiences to be acquired under the program.

Specific Eligibility Requirements

Prospective applicants must:

  • Be residents and citizens of Haiti
  • Be a graduate of an accredited university or college and hold a Bachelor’s degree or its

Equivalent.

  • Have five years of substantial professional experience
  • Show leadership ability and broadly defined commitment to public service
  • Be proficient in English (TOEFL: 440 PBT or iBT 42 and 500 PBT or iBT 61)
  • Be committed to returning to Haiti after completing the program

Fields of Study

The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti offers to qualified Haitian Humphrey Fellowship opportunities in the following fields:

Sustainable Development

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Economic Development/Banking and Finance
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building

  • Communications/Journalism
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Human Resource Management

Education

  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health

  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment

Terms and Conditions:

The Humphrey Fellowship provides: international travel, tuition and university fees, accident/sickness coverage, monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependent.

Application Process:

Interested applicants must apply to the U.S. Embassy via https://iie.embark.com/apply/humphreyfellowship2019. Once the application submitted, the following documents should be sent to papacademicprograms@state.gov:

  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor degree or higher
  • Recommendation form and letters (if not submitted electronically by the recommender)

After evaluation of the application and associated documents, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on National Security Policymaking

The institute will take place from January 4 to February 16, 2019 at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE.

Program Overview

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of these Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.  Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks.  Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour.  Posts and prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website page to obtain general information about the Institutes.  The website address is: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi.

Institute Description

The SUSI for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking will provide a group of 18 scholars and professionals an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the foundations of U.S. national security policy and current threats facing the United States.  The institute focuses on the formulation of U.S. foreign, national security policy, and the role of the federal government, think tanks, media, and public opinion in shaping that policy. The University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware will host the Institute.

The program will examine the question of how we discern U.S. national security policy continuities and changes that shape the policies and conduct of presidential administrations. Against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential elections, the Institute will encourage intellectual engagement, reflection, and interaction with U.S.-based experts to deepen scholar knowledge of the foundations and formulation of U.S. national security policy. The program will focus on four interconnected modules; 1) The U.S. view of the world and its place in the global system; 2) Terrorism and national security in the U.S. and abroad; 3) U.S. immigration and refugee policies and 4) The search for the right balance between unilateralism and multilateralism in U.S. national security policy. Each week, scholars will participate in academic sessions, roundtable discussions with U.S. national security experts, and conversations with the broader Newark, Delaware community on key thematic topics. The Institute participants will also travel to San Antonio and Austin, Texas, as well as New York City, Washington D.C., and other regional locales.

Program Funding
All participant costs will be covered including program administration; travel and ground transportation in the United States; and book, cultural, housing, subsistence, mailing, and incidental allowances.

Housing and Meal Arrangements
When possible, each participant will have a private room with a shared bathroom during the residency portion (four weeks) of the Institute.  During the study tour (up to two weeks), participants will likely share a hotel room with another participant of the same gender.  During the residency, housing will typically be in college or university owned housing.  Most meals will be provided at campus facilities, though participants may have access to a kitchen to cook some meals on their own.

Care will be taken to ensure that any special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, housing, and medical care are satisfied.  While the host institution will make every effort to accommodate all needs, participants should be made aware of the rigorous nature of the Institute and the expectation that the success of the Institute depends on their full participation.

Health Benefits
All participants will receive the Department of State’s coverage of $100,000, with a $25 co-pay per medical visit and $75 co-pay per emergency room visit, for the duration of the program.  Pre-existing conditions are not covered.

Program Requirements and Restrictions 
All participants are expected to participate fully in the program.  Selected participants must attend all lectures, organized activities, and complete assigned readings.  Family members and/or friends cannot accompany participants on any part of the program.  Please note that Institute curriculum will not formally address teaching methodology and pedagogical methods.  This is an intensive program and there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program.  The Institute is not a research program.

Candidate Qualifications

Study of the U.S. Institutes are highly competitive.  Priority will be given to candidates who have firm plans to enhance, update or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component; who have no prior or limited experience in the United States; and who have special interest in the program subject areas as demonstrated through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties

  • Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly motivated, experienced scholars and professionals generally from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations (not-for-profits, think tanks, etc.). While the educational level of participants will likely vary, most should have graduate degrees and have substantial knowledge of the thematic area of the Institute or a related field.
  • Ideal candidates are individuals whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into its curricula, to develop new courses in the subject of the Institute, to enhance and update existing courses on the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. studies areas related to the program theme. While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, the potential impact and multiplier effect of the Institute is equally important. Ideal candidates will have little or no prior experience in the United States.
  • Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency. Institutes are rigorous and demanding programs; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively participate in all seminar and panel discussions. English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute, both for your participant and participants from other countries. Posts must indicate the level of English language fluency in Section R of the nomination form.
  • Candidates must be willing to participate fully in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.
  • Participation in the program is contingent upon the applicant qualifying for a J-1 visa to the United States.
  • Individuals holding permanent residence status in the United States (including U.S. citizens and green card holders) are not eligible to participate in this program.

How to apply?

To apply for the program, applicants must:

  • Submit transcripts and diplomas for bachelor degree or higher ; signed letter of recommendation; Curriculum Vitae (English version) and; Identification Document (photocopy).

Please email completed applications to PapAcademicPrograms@state.gov with email subject line: SUSI U.S. National Security Policymaking, or submit all documents and the form by Monday, October 1, 2018 in hard copy to:

Public Affairs Section
2018 SUSI/ U.S. Embassy
Tabarre 41, Boulevard 15 Octobre ; Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tel: (509) 22 29 8000

After evaluation of the application and associated documents, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

SUSI for Scholars on Contemporary American Literature

 

The SUSI for scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign University faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  Its purpose is to explore contemporary American writers and writing in a variety of genres; and to suggest how the themes explored in those works reflect larger current within contemporary U.S. society and culture.

 

This institute is divided into:

1– The institute on Journalism and Media

2– The institute on Religious Pluralism in the U.S.

3– The institute on U.S. Culture and Society

4– The institute on U.S. Foreign Policy

5– The institute on U.S. Political Thought

6- The institute on Contemporary American Literature

The program will expose participants to writers who represent a departure from the tradition for American Literature. This institute will take place at various colleges, universities and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six (6) weeks beginning June 2018.

 

SUSI for Secondary School Educators

 

The Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary Educator are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators the opportunity to deepen their understanding on the U.S. Society, culture, values, and institutions.

The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the U.S. in secondary and other academic institutions abroad. Educators will learn how to develop high school level curricula about the United States through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches while illuminating contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society.

All participant costs, including program administration, international and domestic travel and ground transportation, book, cultural activities, mailing and incidental allowances, housing and subsistence are covered by the program.

NB: The institute for secondary educators includes secondary school teachers, teacher’s trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, secondary school administrators, or other related professionals with responsibility for secondary education.

Candidate Qualifications

Qualified candidate for this program will be highly motivated first through third year undergraduate students from colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education, who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.   Candidates should have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in a university-level academic program.

 

Candidates should be:

  • Mid-career, between the ages of 30-50
  • English Language Fluency
  • Experienced Scholars or Professional from Institutions of Higher education or research focused organizations.
  • Have very little or no experience in the U.S.
  • Ideal candidates are individuals whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into its curricula, to develop new courses in the subject of the Institute, to enhance and update existing courses on the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. studies areas related to the program theme.
  • Should be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour and be comfortable with campus life and an active program schedule.

 

How to apply?

To apply for the program, applicants must:

And submit all documents and the form by midnight (EST) Saturday, December 30, 2017 to: papacademicprograms@state.gov or in hard copy to:

Public Affairs Section
2018 SUSI/ U.S. Embassy
Tabarre 41, Boulevard 15 Octobre ; Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tel: (509) 22 29 8000

The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The five-week Institutes will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.  The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community. The Institutes will include an academic residency component of approximately four weeks and a domestic study tour of approximately one week.  During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.

The four-week academic residency will provide participants with an overview of how entrepreneurial skills can address social issues.  The Institute should review the development, history, challenges, and successes of social enterprises and community leaders, in the United States and globally.  The Institute should give participants a foundation in how to employ entrepreneurial skills to address social issues and will provide unique opportunities to meet with diverse community leaders and social entrepreneurs.  The Institute will address topics such as organizational development and management, business ethics, negotiations, emerging markets and risk analysis, microfinance, corporate social responsibility, strategic business planning and innovation, and women and minorities in entrepreneurship.  The academic residency will be complemented by an educational tour that will take participants to another area of the U.S.  Throughout the Institute, participants will meet with local, state, private, and not-for-profit organizations working in the field.  They will also be challenged to create follow up community projects to implement in their home communities upon returning to their countries of origin.

 

Candidate Qualifications

The participants are expected to be highly motivated first through third year undergraduate students from colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education, who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.  Their fields of study will be varied and may include the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, business, and other professional fields

  1. (U) Candidates nominated for this program must:
  • be proficient in SPANISH
  • be interested in the topic of Social Entrepreneurship;
  • be between 18 and 25 years of age;
  • have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and therefore be committed to return to their home universities following completion of the program;
  • demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities;
  • indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
  • have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;
  • demonstrate commitment to community and extracurricular university activities;
  • have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive;
  • be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel; and,
  • be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.

 

How to apply?

To apply for the program, applicants must:

  • Fill out the SUSI for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship Form (PDF 111 KB);
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers/professors;
  • Official transcripts for years of university study (with notarized English translations)
  • First year students must submit official transcripts for years of high school study (with English translation)

And submit all documents and the form by 5 PM (EST) Thursday, January 11, 2018 to: papacademicprograms@state.gov or in hard copy to:

Public Affairs Section
2018 SUSI/ U.S. Embassy
Tabarre 41, Boulevard 15 Octobre ; Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tel: (509) 22 29 8000

Application Deadline : N/A

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, implemented by IREX. TEA provides secondary school teachers from Eurasia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The program will include coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for the participants’ home environment, educational leadership, as well as the use of computers for Internet, internships at a secondary school, word processing, and as teaching tools. Eligible applicants must be: Secondary-level, full-time teachers with at least five (5) years of classroom experience in either English as a Foreign Language; or Social Science (social studies, civics, geography or history), and Citizens of Haiti. Applicants should have English-language proficient in written and spoken English. The TEA fellowship is fully funded.