The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) are academic programs for mid-career student leaders, scholars, faculty, practitioners, and secondary educators whose purpose is to broaden knowledge of the United States, strengthen curricula, and improve teaching about the United States in institutions abroad.
These Institutes are comprised of a four- to five-week academic residency and a one- to two-week educational study tour in various regions of the United States. During the program, fellows engage in rigorous academic coursework and panel discussions, interact and establish networks, and meet with experts in respective disciplines, visit civic institutions and, in some cases, participate in research symposia and conferences.
We welcome applicants with disabilities and are committed to arranging reasonable accommodations. Please identify disabilities and accommodation needs during the application process so we can plan accordingly.
The SUSI Scholarship offers four different programs:
· SUSI – Secondary Educators
· SUSI – Student Leaders – Public Policy
· SUSI – Student Leaders – Indigenous and Afro Latina Women
· SUSI – Scholars
SUSI: Secondary educators
SUSI: Secondary Educators
This is an academic postgraduate program that provides educators and administrators of foreign high schools the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the history, culture, values, and society of the United States while learning best practices to strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching in their institutions.
SUSI: Student Leaders - Public Policy
SUSI: Student Leaders – Public Policy
This program is aimed at young community leaders, both men and women, and provides an opportunity to learn about and deepen their knowledge of issues related to the role of non-governmental institutions and the U.S. federal system. All activities in this program are conducted in Spanish at the Institute for Training and Development (ITD) in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Student Leaders: Womens Leadership for Indigenous and Afro Latina Women
SUSI: Student Leaders – Indigenous and Afro-Latina Women
Aimed at young women, this program provides participants with academic preparation on issues related to the role of non-governmental institutions and the U.S. federal system. All activities are conducted in Spanish at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars
This is a postgraduate academic program for university professors. The objective is to provide professionals from foreign universities an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the society, culture, values, and institutions of the United States to strengthen the curricula and improve the quality of teaching in their institutions.