Study of the U.S. Institutes

At-a-Glance

The Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) are five- to six-week academic programs focusing on topics in U.S. studies for groups of foreign undergraduates, scholars, and teachers. Hosted by universities and colleges throughout the United States, the Institutes include an intensive academic residency, an educational study tour to another region of the United States, and opportunities for participants to engage with American peers. Institutes for Student Leaders also include community service activities and leadership development.

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 2020 Institutes, please contact the Public Affairs Section at your local U.S. Embassy or visit their Facebook page.

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