U.S. Embassy in Lithuania: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders Year 2019

Deadline: 15 February 2019

U.S. Embassy is inviting candidates for the two summer Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders on the topics of Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders 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 Institutes 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. Each Institute will have 20 participants and will include a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour to another region of the United States. During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.

Eligible Candidates

  • The participants are expected to be highly motivated first through third year undergraduate students from universities, who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. Their fields of study will be varied, and may include the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, business, and other professional fields.
  • Candidates nominated for this program will:
    • be proficient in English;
    • be interested in the Institute topic;
    • be 1-3 year BA students (between 18 and 25 years of age);
    • be committed to return to their home universities following completion of the program;
    • demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities;
    • indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
    • have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;
    • demonstrate commitment to community and extracurricular university activities;
    • have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country;
    • be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive;
    • be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel; and,
    • be 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

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://lt.usembassy.gov/call-for-nominations-study-of-the-u-s-institutes-for-student-leaders-year-2019/

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