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Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators


The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators are intensive postgraduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The SUSI for Secondary Educators will take place over the course of five weeks beginning in early June. Three Institutes for Secondary Educators will be offered, two with a focus on classroom teachers and the third with a focus on administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others. Each Institute will have 20 participants and will include a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour. For more information about the institutes, please visit the following website: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi.


Program Description:

The Institutes will take place in the United States at a U.S. host university over the course of five weeks beginning in June and will include four-week academic residencies to take place at U.S. universities, colleges, or other academic institutions and will consist of a balanced series of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, readings, workshops, site visits, meetings with practitioners in the field, and cultural activities. One week study tours to a different region of the United States will complement the four-week academic residencies. The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators 

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates should be:

  • Saudi citizens (candidates born in the United States are considered ineligible);
  • Mid-career professionals between the ages of 30-50;
  • Highly-motivated and experienced secondary school teachers or administrators ;
  • Have little or no prior experience in the United States;
  • Demonstrate English language fluency.

Program Funding

All participant costs including international and domestic travel, transportation, housing, meals, and health coverage for the duration of the program are covered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of States.


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