Frequently Asked Questions – Programs

The U.S. Embassy to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania does not offer English classes to the Mauritanian public.  If you are seeking formal English language instruction please inquire at one of the many English language learning centers where you live.

All programs are free of charge, with the exception of visa fees. There is no cost to apply or request assistance understanding the application process. If at any point during the application process you are asked to pay a fee, other than a visa fee, please report that immediately to the Public Affairs Officer.

The application process for all of these scholarships and exchanges can take several months. The Fulbright process, for example, can take well over one year. The key is patience!