Call for Nominations: 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators

Call for Nominations: 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators


Email applications to with “SUSI Secondary School Educators (Teachers)” and your name in the subject line.

Deadline is January 5, 2019

The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad. The SUSIs for Secondary Educators will take place over the course of five weeks beginning in early June 2019.We will notify applicants regarding selection or non-selection of candidates via emails by April 2019.

One Institute for Secondary Educators will focus on classroom teachers and the other one will focus on administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit U.S. Institutes (SUSI) website page to obtain general information about the Institutes.  The address is:


Program Description:

The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will provide experienced secondary school educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, and others) with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present.  The focus of the Institutes will be on providing content and materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States.

The four-week academic residencies will take place at U.S. universities and colleges campuses and will consist of a balanced series of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, readings, workshops, site visits, meetings with practitioners in the field, and cultural activities.  One-week study tours to a different region of the United States will complement the academic residencies.  One goal of the study tours is to showcase the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.  A key cultural component of the program involves community service activities, which will provide participants with a first-hand experience of how volunteerism plays a vital role in U.S. civil society.

Candidate Description and Qualifications:


Study of the U.S. Institutes are highly competitive.  Priority will be given to candidates who have firm plans to enhance, update or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component, who have no or limited prior experience in the United States, and who have a special interest and experience in the field of secondary education as demonstrated through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties.

Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly motivated and experienced secondary school teachers and administrators.  Ideal candidates are individuals who are seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.


Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency.  Institutes are rigorous and demanding programs; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively participate in all seminar and panel discussions.  English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute.


Candidates should be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour. While senior and entry level educators are eligible applicants, first consideration will be given to mid-career professionals with little or no prior experience in the United States.


The opportunity is opened for one teacher and one administrator from Sudan; for up to two nominations. 



Application Form:  2019 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators

Email applications to with “SUSI Secondary School Educators (Teachers)” and your name in the subject line.

Deadline is January 5, 2019

Title of Institute: Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators)

Please either apply for the one with a focus on classroom teachers or the other with a focus on administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others.

Full Name, exactly as it appears on your passport:

Gender :

Date of Birth:

Birth City:

Birth Country:



Secondary: (if applicable)


Medical, Physical, Dietary or other Personal Considerations:  Please describe any pre-existing medical conditions, including any prescription medications, allergies, dietary, or other personal consideration. This will not affect selection, but will enable the host institution to make necessary accommodations.

Please enter NONE or select from the following that apply to you.

  • Blind and Visual impairments
  • Deaf and Hearing impairments
  • Learning Disabilities
  • New Disability Description
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Systemic Disabilities


Contact Information:




State/Province and Country:



Emergency Contact Name &Relationship:

Emergency Contact Phone& Email:

Which Current Position, Title, and Institution apply to you?

  • Public Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher Trainer
  • Private Secondary School Trainer
  • Textbook Writer
  • National Curriculum /Exam Developer
  • Other

Your Current Title/Position in School/Ministry in Sudan:

Name of your current School/Ministry:







Work Experience, including previous positions and titles:              

From: Month/Date/Year

Ex: 11/14/2000



Ex: 10/31/2002

Title/Institution (Please specify if position is part-time)


Education, Academic and Professional TrainingPlease list all degrees and current qualifications, such as certificates or licenses, beginning with most recent. Degrees and qualifications listed should reflect the closest U.S. equivalent.

Degree Earned

Should match one of the following:

Year Earned:


Example: 11/14/2004

Specialization/Institution/Teacher Qualification Expiration Date
Doctoral Candidate/ABD/Post Graduate Degree    
Associates/2 –Year Degree    


Any Additional Professional Training:


Active Professional Memberships:  These should be independent of current professional responsibilities, and should not include university committee work or other professional duties directly related to current employment.



Should match one of the following:

Title Organization
President/Board Chairperson/Director, etc.    
Board Member    
Educational  Staff/Officer    
Contributing Member    


Publications Related to the Institute Theme (up to 10)

Please list all foreign titles in English, including whether book, chapter, journal article, newspaper article, web article, etc.

Publication Type;

Should match one of the following:



Ex: 10/31/2002

Title Publisher
Edited Volume (Primary/Co-Editor)    
Book chapter    
Journal Article    
Newspaper/Online Article    
Conference/University/Govt. Publication    


Previous Experience in the United States:

Have you traveled to the U.S. before? Yes. No. If Yes:


From: month/date/year

To: month/date/year




Family/Friends Residing in the United States:

Do you have close family residing in the U.S.?     Yes No

If yes, please fill out the following section; if no, please write ‘None’.

  *Please include city and state (Example: John Doe – Chicago, IL)


Evidence of English Fluency:


Professional Responsibilities:  Please discuss your professional responsibilities in detail, including research interests, administrative responsibilities (ex. curriculum design), and/or other pertinent information.




Current Courses Taught:

Course Title Level of Students Classroom Hours Per Semester Number of Students Percentage(%) of U.S. Studies Content
  High School      
  Junior School      
  Primary School      


Current Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular Activities Leadership:

Activity Position/Title From: Ex: 2/28/2002 To: Ex:10/31/2003 Description of Duties


Current Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular Activities Leadership:



From: month/date/year

To: month/date/year

Description of duties


Other Potential Outcomes:  Please select any likely potential professional outcomes of this program.

  • Update Existing Course
  • Create New Course
  • Create New Degree Program
  • University Curriculum Redesign
  • National Curriculum Redesign
  • New Research Project
  • New Publication
  • Professional Promotion
  • Government or Ministry Policy
  • New Professional Organization
  • New Institutional Linkages
  • Raise Institutional Profile


PERSONAL ESSAY (Limit 250 words.  Please discuss how your participation would enhance your personal and professional goals, the current state of U.S. studies in your home country, or upon the institute.  Include how attending this Institute would help you achieve the “Other Potential Outcomes” you have checked above.)


Your essay is extremely important in the selection process.  Essay/statement is a critical portion of the nomination as it provides the selection committee with information as to how your participation might enhance the study of the United States in Sudan.


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