Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Program for Secondary School Educators

  1. Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Program for Secondary School Educators

The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy United States in Angola inform that applications period for the 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators is open!

SUSI programs are designed to provide foreign educators and researchers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions through intensive academic programs at U.S. Universities and study tours throughout the country. The ultimate goal of the program is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools.

Program Details: The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators (SUSIs) 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 Institutes focus on providing content and materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States. 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 be conducted in English with a multinational group of 20 participants. The Department of State will cover travel and ground transportation, as well as book, cultural, housing, subsistence, mailing, and incidental allowances for all participants.

The program will take place at various academic institutions throughout the United States over the course of five weeks beginning in June 2022.

Virtual Program Contingency: Should health, safety, and travel conditions continue to pose significant challenges, the SUSI will pivot to a 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. To the extent possible, 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 location outside the United States.

A complete application package will include the following:

Application Form
* Curriculum Vitae (English version)
* Signed letter of recommendation from employer (Portuguese or English version)
* Identification Document (Photocopy)

Deadline to Apply: January 4, 2022 . Please submit applications via email to: PASinboxluanda@state.gov.

For more information on the SUSI Program, visit http://exchanges.state.gov/susi.