“Participating in the SUSI Scholars scholarship helps improving teaching skills, learn of the good practices and grow as a professional.” Mynor Martinez, Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Scholar Fellow
The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars cycle will open in approximately October 2021. Its goal is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. This five-week program combines classes, seminars, workshops, and cultural visits.
The call for applications will be open to multinational groups on the following topics:
American Culture and Values
Journalism and Media
Religious Freedom and Pluralism
U.S. Foreign Policy
Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap
The programs will take place at various colleges, universities, and academic institutions throughout the United States over the course of five weeks
Important note for all potential applicants to U.S. exchange programs:
As of November 8, 2021, all non-U.S. citizens seeking to enter the United States by air are required to comply with new requirements related to COVID-19 testing and vaccination status. In order to be eligible for consideration at this time, you must be able to meet these new requirements.
Please review the information available here: https://gt.usembassy.gov/updated-requeriments-for-air-travelers-to-the-u-s-due-to-covid-19/.
For further details and guidance, we refer you to the U.S. CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html.
Program Requirements and Restrictions: All participants are expected to participate fully in the program. Please note this is an intensive program; participants must attend all lectures and organized activities and complete assigned readings.
How to Apply
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I don’t have a visa. May I apply?
Yes. Having a visa is not required to apply. Candidates should be eligible for a J-1 visa.
What expenses do scholarships cover?
The scholarship covers the costs of visa, travel, accommodation, tuition fees, and medical insurance.
Can a family member of a U.S. Embassy employee apply to the program?
Family members of U.S. Embassy employees are not eligible for this program.
Can a relative travel or stay with the SUSI program participant?
No. Relatives cannot travel or stay with the participants during the program.
Where do fellows live?
During the program, fellows live on campus, in shared university dorms with common bathrooms. Most meals are provided at camp.