Opportunities for Professional Development

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars and Secondary Educators

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars and Secondary Educators are post-graduate level academic programs for mid-career foreign scholars, faculty, practitioners, and secondary educators whose purpose is to strengthen curricula and to improve the teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad. SUSIs for Scholars are six-weeks long; SUSIs for Secondary Educators are five-weeks.  These Institutes are comprised of a four to five week academic residency and a one to two week educational study tour to a different region of the United States.  During the Institutes, scholars engage in rigorous academic coursework and panel discussions, interact and establish networks with American scholars, meet with experts in respective disciplines, visit civic institutions, and in some cases, participate in research symposia and conferences. In 2020, cohorts of 18 participants will take part in scholar programs under the following disciplines:

  • American Politics and Political Thought
  • Journalism and Media
  • Religious Pluralism in the United States
  • Secondary Education
  • U.S. Economics and Business
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap


  • 5 – 6 weeks

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