The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI)

Intensive, short-term, academic summer programs providing undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the U.S. while enhancing leadership skills.

The Study Institutes take place over a 5-week period between June and August each summer, and consist of a series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, lectures and travel.

Should in-person participation not be possible, a virtual program will be made available. 

Participants should be highly motivated first to third year undergraduate students from universities or other institutions of higher education.

Interested applicants need to complete and submit the application form and request two (2) independent persons to complete and each submit a reference form on their behalf.

Click here to watch an interview with a previous participant and here for a .pdf description of the program.

Grant Benefits

⚬ round trip airfare
⚬ tuition and fees
⚬ lodging and meals at the host university
⚬ incidentals allowance
⚬ visa sponsorship
⚬ accident & sickness insurance coverage.
⚬ each Institute will conclude with a visit to    Washington, D.C.


All applicants will be notified by the end of April.