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Action AMIDEAST: Social Innovation Abroad in Tunisia (Summer)


The summer 2019 program in Tunisia officially has a new name, Action AMIDEAST: Social Innovation Abroad.   

The first of the Action AMIDEAST programs, Tunisia offers students the unparalleled opportunity to engage firsthand in the vibrant, post-revolutionary atmosphere of the country whose people ignited a revolution and continue to forge new, exemplary paths in society-state relations, equity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, community resilience, political life, arts and heritage preservation, sustainability, and development.

Action AMIDEAST in Tunisia is a six-week program based at AMIDEAST in cosmopolitan Tunis that includes:

  • A work placement of approximately 150 total hours with a Tunisian organization specialized in a field related to Tunisia’s post-revolutionary social, economic, and/or political life* (placements are available in English, French, or Arabic)
  • AMIDEAST Education Abroad’s Community-Based Learning (CBL) course, a 45 contact-hour course about contemporary Tunisia that helps students contextualize their worksite experiences
  • A front-loaded, 15 contact-hour crash course in Tunisian Arabic
  • Cultural activities, co-curricular activities, and an overnight excursion to a site of importance for Tunisia’s expansive cultural and natural heritage
  • Homestays with breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 support for health, safety, security, cultural adjustment, and academic issues

*Applicants should indicate three fields of professional/academic interest for potential worksite placements and submit a resume or CV.  AMIDEAST does not guarantee placement in a first choice or particular field of interest, nor with any particular organization.  AMIDEAST does its best to match participants with a worksite partner whose mission and workload closely aligns with students’ learning and experiential goals for participation in the program.


For the Academic Calendar & Costs for this program, click here!