SUSI: Secondary Educators

Ana Julissa Axpuac, SUSI Secondary Educator 2019 Fellow, on a visit to Washington D.C.
Ana Julissa Axpuac, SUSI Secondary Educator 2019 Fellow, on a visit to Washington D.C.

The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will provide three multinational groups of 20 experienced secondary school educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, and others) with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present.

Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, program content will examine the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values, broadly defined.  The programs will also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society.  The four-week academic residencies will take place at U.S. universities and colleges campuses and will consist of a balanced series of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, readings, workshops, site visits, meetings with practitioners in the field, and cultural activities.  One-week study tours to a different region of the United States will complement the academic residencies

 The costs of international travel, accommodations, meals, books, and cultural activities will be covered.

 Who can apply?

Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly motivated and experienced secondary school teachers and administrators.  Ideal candidates are individuals who are seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.  While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, the potential impact and multiplier effect of the Institute is equally important.  ) Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency.

How can I apply?

  1. If you fulfill the eligibility requirements complete the SUSI Secondary Educators 2019 Fillable Form available here. (PDF – 175 KB)
  2. Submit completed form, a recommendation letter from your employer and a scan of your DPI via email. (Address will be available when the call for applications reopens)
  3. When sending your application put in the Subject Field the following text: SUSI Secondary Educators 2019 Application – LASTNAME, NAME.  Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be reviewed.


Deadline to submit applications: January 9th 2019 (Midnight) and is no longer available.
Interviews will be held on late January, early February 2019. Applicants selected for the interviews will be contacted via email. Please note that the interviews will be held in English.