Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) Program

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars and Secondary Educators are post-graduate level academic programs for mid-career foreign scholars, faculty, practitioners, and secondary educators whose purpose is to strengthen curricula and to improve the teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.

This year, the programs will utilize a hybrid format with an initial virtual component taking place from June through August 2021. Over a period of approximately two weeks in fall 2021 or winter 2022, an in-person component will take place in the United States at the host institution, contingent upon health, safety, and travel conditions. Exact dates will be determined at a later time.

During the Institutes, scholars engage in rigorous academic coursework and panel discussions, interact and establish networks with American scholars, meet with experts in respective disciplines, visit civic institutions, and in some cases, participate in research symposia and conferences.

In 2021, programs under the following disciplines will be offered:

  • American Culture and Values
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Journalism and Media
  • Religious Freedom and Pluralism in the United States
  • Secondary Education
  • U.S. Economics and Business
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Details on each of the disciplines can be found here:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated English language proficiency
  • Have limited prior experience in the United States
  • Have firm plans to enhance, update, or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus
  • Not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Especially encouraged to apply are candidates who have firm plans to enhance, update or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component; who have no prior or limited experience in the United States; and who have special interest in the program subject areas as demonstrated through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties.

Applications are due March 8!

To apply, please fill out this online form: