Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Secondary Educators – Application deadline: January 9, 2022

Program Description
The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level
academic programs 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 ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality
of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.
Each Institute will have approximately 20 participants and will be conducted by various colleges,
universities, and academic institutions throughout the United States beginning in or after June 2022.
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will take place at various academic institutions
throughout the United States over the course of five weeks beginning in June 2022. Each Institute
includes a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour to
another region of the United States.
The program will provide three multinational groups of 20 experienced secondary school educators
(including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers,
Ministry of Education officials, and others) with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education,
and culture – past and present. The focus of the Institutes will be on providing content and materials
for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States. Two of the Institutes
are tailored for secondary school teachers; please note that the Institutes for Teachers focus on
content and materials about the United States rather than teaching methods and pedagogy. The
third Institute is tailored for experienced administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum
developers, textbook writers, Ministry of Education officials, and others.
Program Model: The Institutes will be conducted as traditional in-person programs at U.S. host
institutions. Should health, safety, and travel conditions continue to pose significant challenges, the

programs will pivot to a modified virtual format. The virtual program will consist of a minimum of
36 hours of required programming and will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous
learning. The virtual programming will include lectures, small group discussions, videos, readings,
panels, site visits, assignments, and individual and group activities. Participants are required to fully
participate in the entire virtual program from their home country. Participants must complete the
virtual program in order to continue the in-person program in the United States, if implemented,
contingent upon health, safety, and travel conditions.
Technology Requirements: Should the program need to pivot to a virtual format, participants
would need access to a computer and a stable internet connection.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly motivated1
and experienced secondary school teachers and administrators
Ideal candidates are individuals who are seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S
studies into their curricula or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education
professionals in U.S. studies or related fields
Ideal candidates will have little or no prior experience in the United States
Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency and provide sufficient proof of
their English proficiency levels

How to Apply
Application Link

Application Deadline
January 9, 2022