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 offer a balance between academic and experiential learning though an intensive academic program, educational and cultural site visits, educational travel to a different region of the United States, and opportunities to build relationships with American peers and community members through research, homestays, and community service.
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.
For eligibility and application information regarding the 2017 Institutes, please contact the Public Affairs Section at your local U.S. Embassy or visit their Facebook page.