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

An intensive academic summer program providing undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the U.S. while enhancing their personal leadership skills.

The Study Institute in Environmental Issues takes 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. Here is the announcement for the 2024 program.

Click here to watch an interview with a previous participant from Sweden and here for further program information.

How to apply:
The deadline for complete applications (including reference letters) was January 10, 2024. All applicants will be notified of their status by the beginning of April.

Grant Benefits

⚬ Round trip airfare
⚬ Tuition and fees
⚬ Lodging and meals at the host university
⚬ Incidentals allowance
⚬ Coverage of all SEVIS and J-1 visa fees
⚬ Accident & sickness insurance coverage
⚬ Each Institute will begin with a visit to    Washington, D.C.