DEADLINE: Friday, January 28, 2022
The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs 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 ultimate 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.
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will take place at various academic institutions throughout the United States over the course of five weeks beginning in June 2022. Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour to another region of the United States. Posts, Fulbright commissions, and prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website page to obtain general information about the Institutes. The website address is: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi.
The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators (SUSIs) will provide three multinational groups of 20 experienced secondary school educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, Ministry of Education officials, and others) with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present. The focus of the Institutes will be on providing content and materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States. Two of the Institutes are tailored for secondary school teachers; please note that the Institutes for Teachers focus on content and materials about the United States rather than teaching methods and pedagogy. The third Institute is tailored for experienced administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, Ministry of Education officials, and others.
Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, program content will examine the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values, broadly defined. The programs will also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society. Host institutions will offer a virtual program that will include many elements of the traditional in-person program. The in-person component will complement the virtual program at U.S. host institutions and will include, as much as possible, a balanced series of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, readings, workshops, site visits, meetings with practitioners in the field, and cultural activities. The program will feature curriculum based on the study of how America’s foundations and historical development have shaped and continue to inform U.S. politics, economics, and society. All programs will offer multiple opportunities for follow-on engagement through alumni webinars, grant-funded follow-on projects, social media, and an alumni workshop at the end of the award period.
The University of Montana in Missoula, MT will oversee and administer the three SUSIs for Secondary Educators and will conduct one Institute for Teachers which will explore American studies through the lens of democracy and citizenship. The Institute for Training and Development (ITD) in Amherst, Massachusetts will conduct the second Institute for Teachers which will explore the ways in which individual rights and social obligations have evolved through American history. California State University at Chico will conduct the Institute for Administrators and will focus on access and equity in U.S. education and society.
The Study of the U.S. Institutes program covers all costs of an individual’s participation including international airfare, transportation, lodging, and meals.
How to apply: Please complete the form
(PDF 222 KB) by Friday, January 28, 2022, and sent directly to ScholarshipsUSA@state.gov
For more information, please visit http://exchanges.state.gov/susi. You can also contact the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Office on +675-301 2209.