U.S. Embassy Vilnius is accepting applications from secondary educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials) of secondary education to participate in the 2023 summer SUSI program.
Application Deadline: January 3, 2023
Prospective secondary school educator applicants are encouraged to visit https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/study-us-institutes-scholars/details#susi5 to obtain general information about the secondary education institutes.
SUSI for Secondary Educators are intensive fully-funded 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.
This year the programs will utilize a hybrid format with an initial virtual component taking place from June through August 2023.
Two Institutes for Secondary Educators will be offered: one with a focus on classroom teachers, and the second with a focus on administrators (teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials).
Participants must complete the entire virtual program in order to participate in the in-person program component in the United States.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit http://exchanges.state.gov/susi website (go to “scholars-secondary educators”) to obtain general information about the Institutes.
Candidate description and qualifications:
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. While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, the potential impact and multiplier effect of the Institute is equally important.
Priority will be given to candidates 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.
All communications and questions regarding the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators should be addressed to Rasa Baukuvienė.