The American Studies projects seek to promote a better understanding of the United States among foreign University faculty abroad whose professional responsibilities center on the study of the society, culture and institutions of the United States of America. The ultimate objective of these programs is to promote the development and improvement of courses and teaching about the United States of America at universities abroad. Each institute focuses on a particular discipline or theme, and is planned and conducted by a U.S.-based host institution (typically a college or university). Although the candidates’ scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration in determining suitability for acceptance in the Institute, justification of how participation will enhance course offerings in U.S. Studies at the candidate’s home institution is equally or even more important.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
SUMMER 2023 STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SCHOLARS
DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 19, 2022
The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius and Seychelles is accepting applications from citizens of Mauritius and Seychelles for the Summer 2023 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars.
The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs that provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The program goal is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.
The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place in-person at various colleges, universities, and academic institutions throughout the United States over the course of five-to-six weeks beginning in or after June 2023. Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and, if possible, up to two weeks of an integrated study tour to another region of the United States. However, should health, safety, and travel conditions continue to pose significant challenges, the programs will pivot to a modified virtual format.
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars comprise of the following themes in U.S. Studies: (1) American Politics and Political Thought; (2) Contemporary American Literature; (3) Journalism and Media; (4) U.S. Culture, Identity, and Society; (5) U.S. Economics and Sustainable Development; and (6) U.S. Foreign Policy.
Further information on the Summer 2023 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs for Scholars is available here.
The application form can be downloaded here.
All application forms must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: ‘Application for Summer 2023 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars’ by latest December 19, 2022.
Spring 2023 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP)
Call for Applications
The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius and Seychelles is accepting applications from Mauritius and Seychelles for the Spring 2023 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP).
The PAYLP program offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and adult educators the opportunity to explore priority policy themes such as civic education, climate resiliency, conflict resolution, economic development, entrepreneurship, respect for diversity, women’s empowerment, and youth leadership development. Through three-week, intensive exchanges in the United States, participants will engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and subthemes, interactive training in conflict resolution, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, and homestays with American families. A key component of the program requires participants to develop follow-on projects in their home communities to bring about positive change after their return home.
The spring exchange will be conducted in English and will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of three weeks in April 2023.
Further information on the Spring 2023 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) is available here.
The application forms can be downloaded here:
All application forms must be emailed to email@example.com with subject line: ‘Application for Spring 2023 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP)’ by latest November 21, 2022.