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
2020 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars
Deadline: December 9, 2019

The 2020 Summer Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars, a four-week exchange program to the U.S. in June 2020 is currently accepting applications. We are looking for scholars/researchers from higher education institutions in Mauritius/Seychelles seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies in their academic programs. This year, the four Institutes that the U.S. Embassy is prioritizing are: American Culture and Values, U.S. Economics and Business, U.S. Foreign Policy and Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap. Deadline to apply is December 9, 2019. See the link for program details and application form. Click here for the call for applications for scholars and here for the application form.

Call for Applications
2020 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars
Deadline: December 9, 2019

 

The 2020 Summer Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Secondary Educators. Click here for the call for applications for scholars and here for the application form.