Study of the U.S. Institutes


The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) are five to six week academic programs focusing on U.S. studies for small groups of foreign undergraduate students, scholars, and teachers. SUSIs aim to promote a better understanding of American people and institutions; explore the diversity and culture of the United States; and develop or expand curricula on U.S. studies in colleges and universities overseas. Hosted by universities and colleges throughout the United States, Institutes are designed to offer a balance between academic and experiential learning though an intensive academic program, site and cultural visits, an educational study tour, and opportunities to engage with American peers through homestays, community service, and research.

Program Length

5-6 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

Program participants are recruited and nominated by Public Affairs Sections (PAS) of U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and in some cases, Fulbright Commissions around the world. Candidates from non-elite backgrounds and historically underserved groups such as indigenous groups, Afro-Latinos, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

For eligibility and application information regarding the 2019 Institutes, please contact the Public Affairs Section at your local U.S. Embassy or visit their Facebook page. 

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