Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) announces the fully-funded 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators.

Deadline: Midnight of Thursday, January 31, 2019

Program description:

The four-week SUSI program offers secondary school educators academic residencies at U.S. universities and college. Through lectures, seminars, workshops, site visits, and cultural activities, SUSI Institutes examine the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values, and highlight contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society.  SUSI concludes with a one-week study tour showcasing the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.

Ideal candidates:

Selection for the Study of the U.S. Institutes is highly competitive. Ideal candidates:

  1. Are mid-career, highly-motivated, and experienced secondary school teachers and administrators between the ages of 30-50;
  2. Are individuals who will introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula, or offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields;
  3. Have little or no prior experience in the United States;
  4. Have English language fluency; and
  5. Are able to fully participate in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour of key cities in the United States.

Application procedure:

Complete the attached application form and send to VallejosHR@state.gov with the email subject line: SUSI for Secondary Educators_[Applicant’s last name].  Deadline for submission of applications is midnight of Thursday, January 31, 2019. 

Only successful applicants will be notified.