SUSI Exchange Program 2022 Fully Funded
November 17 2021 · 4 min read
Even during the pandemic exchange programs are worth struggling for. They are so much fun, new experiences, and development of mutual understanding. SUSI is one of the fully-funded exchange programs which provides the privilege for students to learn abroad. It is a challenging program which helps young minds to get an extra addition in their qualification to bring a change in usual society.
SUSI stands for Study of United States Institution. It is a youth leadership program that takes place in the United States every summer for six weeks. For the academic year 2022, it is happening at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Amherst. However, it can be turned online depending on the pandemic situation. Whether the program happens virtual or on-campus it requires participants to deal with challenges out of their comfort zone, opens them to new perspectives, and acquire new skills and talents.
About the SUSI Summer Exchange Program
SUSI is designed specifically for undergraduate students to expose them to the public policymaking of the United States. Any candidate, either male or female, interested in Public Policymaking is highly encouraged to apply. Short-term academic courses for six weeks are offered to the participants at the University of Massachusetts for developing their understanding of public policy making in the United States. Promising and passionate students are selected who are believed to have the energy to bring social change. And above all the opportunity is free of cost. SUSI is fully funded and for free an exchange student can study abroad and visit the USA.
Focused Discipline and Program Description
The SUSI program offers these courses:
- US culture and society.
- Religious pluralism in the united states
- American politics and Political thoughts
- US national security and policymaking
- US foreign policy
- Secondary education
- Journalism and media
- Contemporary American literature.
The center of attention in these disciplines is how well a participant can show leadership skills in decision making, critical thinking, communication, and management. One is required to show their leadership skills in the context of history, society, and politics for public policymaking. If a participant utilizes his or her abilities in these states of affairs it is highly appreciated.
A participant can exhibit his/her leadership potential through the activities taking place during the program such as group presentations, seminar discussions, readings, and lectures. Moreover, one can practice their skills during field visits, study tours, or voluntarily work in the United States. These activities are designed to give students an insight into the society of the United States and build an understanding of how policies function. However, in case the program is conducted online students would be performing these activities from Pakistan.
“The academic residency will provide participants with an overview of the U.S. Federalist system of government as well as the role of non-governmental institutions such as civic organizations, the media, and the private sector in the creation of U.S. public policy and supporting effective democracies. Discussions will explore the responsibilities of local and state government, as well as the three branches of the U.S. government, the system of checks and balances, and the role of local and state governments in leading and innovating in various policy areas. Topics such as public finance, rule of law and democratic governance, education, public health, citizen security, and foreign policy will be included. If conducted in person, the academic residency will be complemented by an educational tour that will take participants to another area of the United States. Throughout the Institute, participants will meet with local, state, private, and not-for-profit organizations working in the field.” (https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/susi-student-leaders-comparative-public-policymaking-program/ )
Benefits of SUSI Exchange
SUSI is a fully-funded exchange program thus, the U.S Government will cover all expenses of the participants that including traveling costs (domestic and international), visa fees, staying allowances, meal charges, and health insurance.
Students would be residing on campus, male participants on a floor and females on another. They will have access to campus facilities for meals or the kitchen to cook for themselves sometimes. All the requirements will be provided and needs concerning special diet, health care, and worship will be taken care of.
Eligibility of Candidate in Qualification
Students do not have to worry about taking TOEFL or IELTS. Neither are students required to have an extraordinary GPA. Energetic students dedicated to involvement and volunteering in communities are the best fit. Students must be enrolled in the third semester of their institute. They will be scored on:
- Proficiency in English
- Age between 18 to 25
- At least one semester should be left before graduation.
How to Apply?
Download application form from the official website of SUSI (https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/susi-student-leaders-comparative-public-policymaking-program/ ). The complete application must be emailed to SUSISLExchange@state.gov latest by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 03, 2021. After answering the essay questions and completing the whole form, the format of while emailing must be taken care of. Candidates are requested to use the following format while saving and emailing the form: Applicant’s name, Name of Institute, City in which you Study, for example, Aleena Abbas, IBA, Karachi.
For more information follow this link: https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/susi-student-leaders-comparative-public-policymaking-program/