2021 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators
The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit http://exchanges.state.gov/susi to obtain general information about the Institutes.
U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the competitive summer 2021 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators. “Secondary educators” include classroom teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and Ministry of Education officials, among others.
SUSI for Secondary School Educators will utilize a hybrid format to include a virtual academic residency and an integrated in-person experience of approximately two weeks at the U.S. host institution, contingent upon health, safety, and travel conditions. During the academic residency, participants will engage in SUSI activities remotely from their home countries. Participants will then travel to the United States, if conditions allow, to participate in educational and cultural activities inside and outside of the classroom, such as lectures and site visits to local communities. SUSI will provide materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States, organized around a central theme or themes related to the United States’ history, institutions and values, and contemporary political, social, and economic issues. The study tours will showcase the rich cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.
The ideal candidate is a mid-career professional with little or no prior experience in the United States, whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into its curricula, enhance and update existing courses that include information about the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.
The program will cover all participant costs including program administration; travel and ground transportation in the United States; housing and subsistence; and book, cultural, mailing, and incidental allowances as well as arrange and pay for participants’ international travel, and visa-related travel costs, within set limits and in coordination with posts and Fulbright Commissions.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae plus a one-page statement of purpose (in one attached document) to email@example.com. Email subject line should read – 2021 SUSI for Secondary Educators. Applicants’ statements should describe their involvement in teaching U.S. studies and how taking part in the Summer 2021 will assist in introducing new U.S. studies courses, enhance and update existing courses, or offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.
Application deadline: March 1, 2021