Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders from Europe are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The SUSI programs for Student Leaders from Europe are five-week Institutes that consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. Each Institute will have up to 22 participants and will include a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour. The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community. During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.
The two institutes available this year are:
The Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders from Europe on Civic Engagement hosted by the University of South Carolina, and The Study of the U.S. Institute for European Student Leaders on Environmental Issues hosted by the University of Oregon.
For more information on the program and the application process, click here (PDF 229 KB). Application deadline: January 31.