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
SUMMER 2024 STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES (SUSI) DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 30, 2023

 

SUSI for Educators:

The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius is accepting applications from citizens of Mauritius for the Summer 2024 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 May-June 2024.

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 2024 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs)’ is available 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 2024 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators’ by latest November 30, 2023.

 

SUSI for Scholars:

The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius is accepting applications from citizens of Mauritius for the Summer 2024 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 May-June 2024.  Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and 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 2024 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs for Scholars is available on our website 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 2024 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars’ latest November 30, 2023.

 



Spring 2024 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 2024 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 portlouis_pas@state.gov with subject line: ‘Application for Spring 2024 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP)’ by latest December 15, 2023.