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 Length5-6 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.