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Call for application - SUSI program for Young Women Leaders - United States

Deadline: 11/12/2022

Credit : US Embassy Morocco

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 Institutes consist of a four-week academic residency with a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.  Site visits, leadership development, cultural activities, and community service complement the coursework and academic sessions.

Goals :

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Young Women Leaders enhance participants’ knowledge of U.S. history, government, institutions, society, and culture while developing their leadership skills. The Institutes will incorporate a focus on American historical events as well as contemporary American life including current political, social, and economic debates in a pluralistic society. The Institutes will examine how government policies, business and private sector practices, and socio-cultural norms engage and affect women through the four thematic lenses presented below. The Institutes will also provide participants with opportunities to discuss current U.S. and global women’s issues such as: progress and opportunities for women’s leadership, combatting violence against women, addressing income disparity and other challenges to women in the workplace, women’s health issues, and the ways in which women can contribute to global peace, security, and stability.

Eligibility :

Participants are expected to be highly motivated first through third year undergraduate students from colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education, who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

  • be female;

  • be proficient in English;

  • ·be interested in the Institute topic;

  • be between 18 and 25 years of age;

  • have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and be committed to returning 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;

Application :

Follow this link to submit your application

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