Educational Exchanges

Educational Exchange Opportunities through the U.S. Embassy in Angola

The U.S. Embassy offers a number of academic and professional exchange opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals throughout Angola. For more information on any of the programs below please click “More Information” after the program’s description. Application information is updated on a rolling basis.

SUSIs for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators (30-50 years) 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. For more information, visit: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi

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Application period: November – December

A three week leadership and community service training for secondary school students and adult educators/youth workers. Participants engage in workshops, projects,  and cultural activities and develop community-based projects to implement in their home communities afterwards. Adult participants act as chaperones, mentors, and exchange program participants.

Applications for the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership program  are now closed.

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Application period: October

A five-week program designed to provide undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States and simultaneously enhance their leadership skills. Students participate in academic studies and extracurricular activities on the campus of a U.S. university and complete a one-week study tour, all centers on the theme of Civic Engagement.

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars 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 these 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 institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks.  Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour.  Posts and prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website page to obtain general information about the Institutes.  The website address is: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi.

The program are close for applications.

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a long-term effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders and strengthen partnerships between the U.S. and Africa. The Washington Fellowship brings 700 young leaders, ages 25-35, to U.S. universities and colleges each year for academic and leadership training. Fellows receive world-class training and mentoring in three vital areas: business and entrepreneurship; civic leadership; and public administration.

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) (to be held in summer June)

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs 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. The program will be offered in a hybrid format (virtual and face-to-face) and will be conducted by several colleges, universities and academic institutions in the United States with an initial virtual component that will take place from June until August.  Each Institute will include a virtual academic residency and an integrated in-person experience approximately two weeks in length at a U.S. host institution.  During the academic residency, participants will engage remotely from their home countries in Institute activities.  If conditions allow, participants will travel to the U.S. in fall 2021 or winter 2022 to participate in educational and cultural activities inside and outside of the classroom, lectures and site visits to local communities.  The in-person component in the U.S. will be organized taking into consideration all necessary safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, local and campus authorities.

The themes of the program are: American Culture and Values; Journalism and Media; Religious Pluralism in the United States; U.S. Economics and Business; U.S. Foreign Policy; and Workforce Development.

Requirements:

  • Be an academic and/or professional in higher education institution or organization with a focus on research (non-profit)
  • Between 30 and 50 years old
  • Preferably have a postgraduate degree and substantial knowledge of the thematic area of the Institute or a field related to the candidate
  • English fluency

For general information about Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSI) please, visit the website page, exchanges.state.gov/susi

The application form must be completed here in English and sent electronically to:  PASInboxLuanda@state.gov

Deadline for application submission – March 15 at 12:00p.m.