The U.S. Embassy in Nepal is pleased to announce a call for applications for Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars and Secondary School Educators, which sends professionals from around the world to the United States for academic training and hands-on professional development.
Note: these programs are only open to professionals working in academic fields and in secondary schools.
About the Program
The Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators (Teachers) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.
Secondary School Educators (Teachers) program will provide three multinational groups of 20 experienced secondary teachers with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture, past and present. The focus of the Institute will be on providing content and materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States.
Note: the main focus of the Institutes for teachers is on content and materials about the United States rather than teaching methods and pedagogy. Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, the programs will explore the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values, broadly defined. The programs will also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society. The four week academic residency will consist of a balanced series of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, readings, workshops, site visits, meetings with practitioners in the field, and cultural activities followed by a one week study tour to showcase the rich cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.
Subject institutes are offered in the following content areas:
- American Culture and Values
- Journalism and Media
- Religious Pluralism in the United States
- U.S. Economics and Business
- U.S. Foreign Policy
- Workforce Development
- Candidates should be mid-career (between the ages 30-50), highly motivated and experienced secondary school teachers and administrators.
- Secondary educators can include secondary school teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, or other related professionals working directly on secondary education.
- Ideal candidates are individuals who are seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.
- Candidates must demonstrate strong English language fluency; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively participate in all seminar and panel discussions
For more information, visit https://np.usembassy.gov/call-for-applications-2022-study-of-the-u-s-institutes-for-scholars-and-secondary-educators/