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SUSIs for Secondary Educators

The U.S. Government is offering Australian secondary school educators and administrators one of three opportunities to attend a fully funded five-week seminars in the United States, commencing in June 2023.

The seminars are intended to promote a deeper understanding of the United States among foreign educators whose professional responsibilities center on the teaching of humanities and social sciences in secondary schools and other academic institutions.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with little or no prior experience in the United States whose education institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. Studies into its curriculum, to strengthen curricula and enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions.

Two Institutes for Secondary Educators offered are tailored for classroom teachers. The third Institute is offered with a focus for experiences administrators, including teacher trainers and curriculum developers. The Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour.

Should health, safety and travel conditions continue to pose significant challenges, the programs will pivot to a modified virtual format. The U.S. Department of State will pay all costs associated with the program, including international travel and allowances.

Those interested in applying for the seminar should contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at cultural-exchange@state.gov to request an application form.

Applications must be submitted to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at cultural-exchange@state.gov no later than Monday, January 9, 2023.

Updates on program dates and further details on the above seminar will be posted to this website http://exchanges.state.gov/susi.

View the fact sheet (PDF 148KB)