Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

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At-a-Glance

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars are designed to strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions overseas. Foreign university faculty, secondary educators and other scholars spend approximately four weeks at host universities where they take part in a series of lectures, seminar discussions and site visits related to each institute’s theme. They learn about American educational philosophies, explore new teaching methods and pursue related research interests.

Participants spend the remaining two weeks on a study tour, which complements the academic program and includes visits to sites of interest in another geographic region of the country. Each institute concludes with several days of meetings and related study in Washington, D.C.

Program Length

6 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

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.

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