American Studies

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

2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators

Deadline: January 10, 2022

The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius and Seychelles is accepting applications from citizens of Mauritius for the Summer 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Secondary Educators!

The U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs that provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will take place at various academic institutions throughout the United States over the course of five weeks beginning in June 2022.

Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and a one-week 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.

Further information about the call for applications for the ‘Summer 2022 Summer 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs)’ can be found here.

The application form, can be downloaded here. 

All application forms must be emailed to portlouis_pas@state.gov with subject line: Application for Summer 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators by latest January 10, 2022.