U.S. Embassy in Lithuania is pleased to invite candidates for the summer Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) on Environmental Issues. Application Deadline: January 10, 2024
Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders from Europe 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 SUSI program for Student Leaders from Europe is a five-week Institute that consists of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. The Institute will include a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour. The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community. During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.
The Study of the U.S. Institute on Environmental Issues will provide participants with an overview of climate change along with its impact on communities in the American west, natural resources, and the local economy. Academic sessions will explore clean energy, sustainable development, the risks of natural disasters, and the intersection of climate justice and community activism. In order to enhance the academic experience, the Institute will focus on specific themes and sub-topics such as strategic communication, social justice, emergency response, water rights, and energy efficiency and sustainability. Academic activities will be supplemented by opportunities to engage with the local community, including a weekend homestay and meeting with local environmental non-profits.
More information about the program, candidate description and qualifications as well as the application format can be found here: SUSI For Student Leaders – U.S. Embassy in Lithuania (usembassy.gov)