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.

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

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

To apply:
Interested applicants need to complete and submit an application form and two independent letters of reference. These forms should be requested by sending an email to the Commission at

The application deadline is January 7, 2022 and all applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.

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.