Call for Application – Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Economic Empowerment 2023 – All interested candidates please apply!

Download the application form. Fill it out, and attach the document to your email and send to  No Later Than November 30, 2022, midnight. Please read the SUSI program requirements for more information.

This program provides the opportunity to Malian beneficiaries a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.

Information on SUSI Program:

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are five-to-six-week academic programs designed for foreign undergraduate students between the ages of 18 and 25 to improve their understanding of the United States and to develop their leadership skills. The Institutes consist of a four-week academic residency with a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.  Site visits, leadership development, cultural activities, and community service complement the coursework and academic sessions.  If conditions allow, the Institutes will include a one-week integrated study tour in the United States.  Note that if the program must take place virtually, participants will engage in similar activities but online from their home countries.  Each Institute includes approximately 20 participants from selected countries. 2023 Institute topic is Economic Empowerment.

The Study of the U.S. Institutes on Economic Empowerment, hosted by the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, will examine topics including, but not limited to, an overview of the U.S. economic system and structures, economic prosperity and opportunity, building sustainable economies, inequities in economies, financial access, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems, social capital development, financial literacy, and organizational development and management. Interactive skills building and leadership development sessions are also an integral part of programming. The Institutes encourage participants to develop innovative and practical plans to become engaged and informed citizens in their own communities. The Institutes include a study tour that complements the academic residencies and allow participants to broaden their understanding of citizen engagement across the United States.