2014 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The U.S. Embassy seeks qualified Zambian women to apply for the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership.  SUSI Student Leader programs 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 five-week Institute will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.  The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community. The Institute will include an academic residency component of approximately four weeks and a domestic study tour of approximately one week.  During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.  Program dates are June 26 to August 3, 2014.

Candidate Description and Qualifications

  • Female undergraduate students between the ages of 18-25
  • Should be interested in the topic of Women’s Leadership
  • Have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and therefore committed to return to their home universities following completion of the program
  • Highly motivated and demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community
  • Speak English fluently (participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to be full and active participants in all seminar and panel discussions)
  • Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States
  • Mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and inquisitive
  • Willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel
  • Comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.

How to Apply:

  1. Provide a short personal statement (one page) indicating why you are interested in participating in the program and what you expect to get out of the experience.
  2. Attach CV with the following information:

A. Title of Institute:  SUSI Student Leader on Women’s Leadership

B. Full names (should match the ones in your passport and should be presented in the following order: Prefix (Dr., Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss), Last Name(s), First Name, Middle Name)

C. Gender

D. Date of Birth (please spell out Month, Day, Year)

E. Birth City

F. Birth Country

G. Country of Citizenship: Primary and, if applicable, secondary country

H. Country of Residence

I. Medical, Physical, Dietary or other Personal Considerations

J. Contact Information: Home Address, City, Home State/Province, Home Country, E-mail, and Telephone

K. Academic Major, Institutional Name, and Country

L. Work and Volunteer Experience

M. Year in School

N. Memberships in Associations, Clubs, etc

O. Previous experience in the United States:  Yes/No?

P. If yes, please list all trips made to the United States and include approximate dates and the reason for travel.

Q. Family Residing in the United States: Please list any immediate family members who currently are residing in the United States, including city and state.

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, January 22, 2014

For information and to submit applications please contact Cultural Affairs Assistant Austin Ngoma at 0211-357407 and via email at NgomaA@state.gov