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.
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The SUSI Scholarship offers this programs:
The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders – Civic Engagement is a program that gives participants with an overview of how citizens, acting as individuals or groups have shaped U.S. history, government, and society. The academic program will define civic engagement, examine its development in the United States, and explore topics such as active citizenship, community building, public policy, political leadership, and volunteerism.
The five-week program offers a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. The program will be conducted in Spanish and will take place at the Institute of Training and Development (ITD) in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Institute will encourage participants to develop innovative and practical plans to become engaged citizens in their own communities. Learn more
The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are intensive short-term academic programs that provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The five-week programs offer a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.
The first part of the program is a four-week academic residency that provides participants an overview of the history and contributions of diverse women in public life in the United States to promote effective democracies. The second part of the program is a one-week educational tour where participants visit a different part of the United States. The program will be conducted in Spanish and will take place at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Learn more