Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Secondary Educators

Application Opens: October 28

Closing Date: January 6

The United States Mission Nigeria welcomes nominations for FY-13 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators. The Program is a non-degree program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Institute Description

This Program will take place in the United States, for six weeks beginning in mid-June 2013 and will provide two multinational groups of 30 secondary educators each (English teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, Ministry of Education officials, etc.) with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture, past and present.

The programs will be organized around a central theme or themes in U.S. civilization and will have a strong contemporary component. Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, the programs will elucidate the history and evolution of U.S. educational institutions and values. The programs also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society. The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools abroad.

Secondary schools are invited to submit ONE candidate nomination for this institute. Please find detailed information here (PDF 86 KB).