SUMMER 2018 STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS

INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION:

The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will provide a multinational group of experienced secondary school educators with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present.  The focus of the Institute will be on providing materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States.  To this end, the Institute may be organized around a central theme or themes in U.S. civilization.  Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, program content will elucidate the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values, broadly defined.   The program will also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society.  The four week academic residency will be complemented by a one week study tour.  The aim of the study tour is to showcase the rich cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.

CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Study of the U.S. Summer 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 prior or limited experience in the United States, and who have special interest in the institute topic 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 educators.   This Institute is for secondary school teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, secondary school administrators, or other related professionals with responsibility for secondary education. 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.  While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, the potential impact and multiplier effect of the Institute is equally important.

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, both for your participant and participants from other countries.

Candidates should be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 19, 2018.

Qualified candidates may download the application form on the Embassy website: https://td.usembassy.gov/education-culture/student-exchange-program  

For detailed information about the Institute, please visit the following website: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi

Please return electronic copies of the completed application forms to:  wadjaBB@state.gov

For further inquiries about the program and application process, please call the Public Affairs Section at: (235) 22 51 50 17.