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

2024 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators

Application deadline:  Friday, November 10, 2023

The U.S. Embassy seeks qualified Zambian nationals to apply for the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators program. The purpose of the program is to provide secondary educators and administrators (teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, Ministry of Education officials, etc.) the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present. The five-week program further aims to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions. The Institutes will be conducted as traditional in-person programs at U.S. host institutions.  Should health, safety, and travel conditions continue to pose significant challenges, the programs will pivot to a modified virtual format.


  • Mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly motivated and experienced secondary school teachers or administrators.
  • 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).
  • Secondary teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum developer, textbook writer, Ministry of Education official, or other related professional with responsibility for secondary education who is seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into his/her curricula.
  • Experienced professional with little or no prior experience in the United States, whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into its curricula, to develop new courses in the subject of the institute, to enhance and update existing courses on the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies.
  • Willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour. All participants are expected to participate fully in the program.  This is an intensive program and there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program.  Participants must attend all lectures and organized activities and complete assigned readings.


Application deadline:  Friday, November 10, 2023

Submit application via this this link: https://forms.gle/cGA6A8opLHG4K9rz5

For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 0211-357426 or via email at LusakaExchanges@state.gov or visit: https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/study-us-institutes-scholars.