Ana Julissa Axpuac, SUSI Secondary Educator 2019 Fellow, on a visit to Washington D.C.
SUSI – Secondary Educators
The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours for secondary school educators and administrators to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.
Selected fellows will be part of a multinational group of 20 experienced secondary school educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, and others).
More about the scholarship
Selected secondary educators will travel to the U.S. for four weeks. 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.
Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, program content will examine the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values. The programs will also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society.
The costs of international travel, accommodations, meals, books, and cultural activities will be covered by the scholarship.
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
How to apply
Note: When submitting your application, please fill in the “Subject” field of your email as follows:
SUSI Secondary Educators 2022 Application – LASTNAME, NAME
Applications that do not meet these requirements 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 does the SUSI scholarship 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 ineligible for this program.
Can a relative travel or stay with the SUSI program participant?
No. Relatives cannot travel or stay with participants during the program.
Where do fellows live?
During the program, fellows live in shared university dorms with common bathrooms on campus. Mos meals are provided at campus facilities.