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Call for applications- Study of the US Institutes (SUSIs) for Young Women Leaders (2022)

Deadline : 26/12/2021 (postponed to January 2022)

Credit: US Embassy in Morocco

The Study of the U.S. Branch (ECA/A/E/USS) is pleased to invite candidate nominations from Morocco on the following theme: Public Policy. 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.

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.

Goals :

The SUSI for Young Women Leaders on Public Policy will examine topics including, the roles of government, private sector, civil society, and media in the policymaking process, and public policy as it relates education, public health, economic issues, technology and privacy, and diversity and inclusion.

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

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