Study abroad opportunities for Tunisian Students

Studying abroad can be a very ambitious dream but thanks to the following programs and organizations it can be easily achieved.

American Field Service Intercultural Programs (AFS):

AFS Intercultural Programs is an international youth exchange organization.

AFS Tunisia is part of this network. It was established in 1968. Ever since almost 300 students traveled across the world. On the other hand, almost 500 foreign students were welcomed by volunteers and Tunisian host families.

AFS Tunisia intercultural programs abroad consist of:

- Study abroad program: AFS invites 15-17 year-old students to travel to different destinations across the world. Students stay with host families and go to school for a year or a semester.

- Short-term programs: Young adults – 18 and older – work as volunteers in community service organizations or business abroad while learning skills, a new language and culture. Most programs last for a semester (4-6 months). Some AFS Partner countries also offer programs for teachers.

For more information, visit their website.

Address: 7 rue d'autriche, La Fayette Tunis

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Phone number: 26 684 238

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program:

The YES is a program funded through the U.S. Department of State and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA) to provide scholarships for Tunisian high school students (15-17 years old) to spend up to one academic year in the U.S. The students get to spend a year with host families, attend an American high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, and help educate Americans about their country and culture.

Eligibility requirements:

- High academic achievement: An average no lower than 13/20 + no failing grades

- Students must be currently enrolled in the First or Second year of secondary school (Tunisian Educational System), in Troisième or Seconde (French Educational System) AND between 15 and 17 years old by the time the program begins, in August.

- minimum of 14/20 in English for the past three years

- Students must not be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and were not born in the United States.

- Students should demonstrate leadership skills, willingness to participate in the American host family's daily life, maturity, good character, scholastic aptitude, flexibility, and commitment to promoting cross-cultural understanding.

Learn more about the application process here.

Address: Amideast Tunis; Amideast Sousse; Amideast Monastir

Phone Number: 71.145.745 | 71.145.751

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Education First (EF):

EF is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange. EF was founded in 1965. It is now operational in 116 countries. EF Tunisia has been very active and it offers a variety of programs.

Study a language abroad: Whether you are a high school student, a university student, or a professional adult, you can choose one of the 9 languages offered and travel to one of the 50 EF international campuses.

- Pursue your studies abroad for a year: Immerse yourself in another country and learn a new language. You can combine your language studies with your main field of studies

- Private international high school abroad: EF offers international boarding schools in the US and the UK. The curricula range from the IB diploma program to the A levels.

- University abroad: You can study business administration at Hult International Business School. There is also a pre-university program for 17+.

EF has various programs. Visit the website to find out more about the programs. You can also get in touch with the Tunisian coordinators and learn more.

Address: Bureau N° A1, Bloc A, Immeuble Karray Rue du lac d’Annecy 1053 Les Berges Du Lac, Tunis

Phone number: 98760066 | 71659002

Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program in Tunisia:

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program is a MEPI (Middle East Partnership Initiative) initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa who are from underserved backgrounds. The program will provide four-year university scholarships and internship opportunities at select institutions of higher learning in the Middle East to students who have the potential to become leaders.

The program intends to nurture leadership skills and the spirit of civic engagement and volunteerism among outstanding university-age students at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University. Participation in the program includes travel, academic fees for up to four years of university at AUB or LAU, accident and sickness insurance, housing, and a monthly allowance during the school year.

Learn more here.


AIESEC is the global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences. AIESEC has been facilitating youth leadership activities as well as international internships & volunteer experiences for over 65 years, developing a global learning environment across 124 countries & territories.

Through AIESEC you can:

Volunteer abroad: See the world not as a tourist, but as a local.

Gain global experience and develop new skills abroad

Surely, AIESEC opens doors to many opportunities abroad. If you have just graduated high school or you are enrolled in college, reach out to an AIESEC office nearby.

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Address: 16 Impasse Azouz Rebai, El Manar 2 Tunis