The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for seven summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for multinational groups of experienced university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals. A description of each Institute follows under section Institute Themes. The Embassy must receive all applications on the specified form by Thursday, February 14, 2019 at PublicAffairsGaborone@state.gov .
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place at various colleges, universities, and academic institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks beginning in or after June 2019. Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour to another region of the United States. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the following website page to obtain general information about the Institutes: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi
Pending FY 2019 funding and final ECA grant approvals, Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars in the summer will be on the following themes in U.S. Studies: American Culture and Values, American Politics and Political Thought, Contemporary American Literature, Journalism and Media, Religious Freedom and Pluralism, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap.