Study of the U.S. Institutes


The Study of the U.S. Institutes promote a better understanding of the people, institutions, and culture of the United States among foreign students, teachers, and scholars. Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) are short-term academic programs for groups of undergraduate leaders, educators, and scholars from around the world. Hosted by academic institutions throughout the United States, these 5- to 6-week Institutes include an intensive academic residency and an integrated educational study tour. Extracurricular cultural and community activities help to broaden the participants’ understanding of U.S. society.

Program Length

5-6 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

Institutes for Scholars
For eligibility and application information for the 2014 institutes, please contact the Public Affairs office of your local U.S. Embassy or visit their website.

Institutes for Student Leaders
Prospective participants should contact the Public Affairs office of their local U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information about 2014 institutes. U.S. Embassies manage the nomination of candidates, as well as organize participants' travel to the U.S. In some countries, candidates may also be selected by a binational Fulbright Commission.

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