Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Secondary Educators and Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs that provide mid-career secondary school educators, administrators, university faculty and other scholars, the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The program goal is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.
These programs are anticipated to be five-to-six-week-long in-person programs with travel to the U.S. sometime between May through July 2024. Exact dates will be determined at a later time. Should health, safety, and travel conditions pose significant challenges, the programs will pivot to a modified virtual format.
SUSIs for Secondary Educators will take place at various academic institutions throughout the United States. Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency and a one-week integrated study tour in another region of the United States. The four-week academic residencies will take place at U.S. university and college 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 in a different region will complement the academic residencies and showcase the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States
SUSIs for Scholars will take place at various colleges, universities, and academic institutions throughout the United States. Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency and up to two weeks for an integrated study tour in another region of the United States. SUSIs for Scholars comprises the following themes in U.S. Studies:
- American Politics and Political Thought
- Contemporary American Literature
- Journalism and Media
- U.S. Culture, Identity, and Society
- U.S. Economics and Sustainable Development
- U.S. Foreign Policy
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 or component
- Not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
All participants are expected to participate fully in the program. There will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program. The Institute is not a research program. Participants must attend all lectures and organized activities and complete assigned readings. Family members and/or friends may not accompany participants on any part of the program. If the program is conducted virtually, the same participation requirements apply.
Applications are due November 30, 2023!
To apply, please fill out this online form: https://forms.office.com/g/rj21sugUd1