Announcement for 2023 Examine of the U.S. Institutes for Students
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok invitations students to use to summer season 2023 Examine of the U.S. Institutes for Students. This system will happen over the course of five-to-six weeks starting in June 2023.
Candidates can obtain the appliance type on the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok’s web site by way of this link: Application Form.
Functions should be obtained on the Public Affairs Part of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok by Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Please submit your purposes to Usawadee@fan.gov with the topic line, stating “Utility to 2023 SUSI for Scholars_ Your Full Title.”
Candidates might be chosen for an interview based mostly on the standards beneath. Candidates might be notified relating to choice or non-selection by April 2023. For inquiries, please e mail Usawadee@fan.gov.
Examine of the U.S. Institutes for Students (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate stage tutorial packages that present overseas college school and different students the chance to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, tradition, values, and establishments. This system purpose is to strengthen curricula and to reinforce the standard of instructing about the US in tutorial establishments overseas.
Examine of the U.S. Institutes for Students will happen at numerous faculties, universities, and tutorial establishments all through the US over the course of five-to-six weeks starting in or after June 2023. Every Institute features a four-week tutorial residency element and, if attainable, as much as two weeks of an built-in examine tour to a different area of the US. Potential candidates might go to exchanges.state.gov/susi to acquire normal details about the Institutes.
Examine of the U.S. Institutes for Students comprise the next themes in U.S. Research: American Politics and Political Thought; Up to date American Literature; Journalism and Media; U.S. Tradition, Identification, and Society; U.S. Economics and Sustainable Improvement; and U.S. Overseas Coverage. Institutes will happen over the course of five-to-six weeks starting in June 2023; precise dates for every Institute might be communicated in spring 2023. Every Institute will happen in-person at a U.S. tutorial establishment. Ought to well being, security, and journey circumstances proceed to pose vital challenges, the packages will pivot to a modified digital format.
The Institute on American Politics and Political Thought will present a multinational group of 18 skilled and extremely motivated overseas college school and practitioners perception into how mental and political actions have influenced American political establishments and American democracy. The Institute will discover the shaping of American id and the chemistry between that id and U.S. historical past, politics, and the democratic course of. The Institute will cowl a broad vary of American experiences which have influenced and been influenced by American nationwide id. The Institute will present a deeper understanding of main currents in U.S. political thought, from the colonial interval to the current, and discover up to date U.S. political and social debates and public coverage, relating them again to U.S. political thought and American id. The College of Montana (UM) in Missoula, MT will administer this program; the College of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA will host the Institute in Amherst, MA.
The Institute on Up to date American Literature will present a multinational group of 18 skilled and extremely motivated overseas college school and practitioners with a deeper understanding of U.S. society and tradition, previous and current, by means of an examination of latest American literature. The Institute will study how main up to date writers, faculties, and actions mirror the U.S. literary canon. The Institute may also discover the various communities and voices that represent the American literary panorama and expose individuals to writers who’re establishing new instructions for American literature. The Institute will cowl quite a lot of up to date American writers and writing and recommend how the themes explored mirror bigger currents inside up to date U.S. society and tradition. The College of Montana (UM) in Missoula, MT will administer and host this Institute.
The Institute on Journalism and Media will present a multinational group of 18 skilled and extremely motivated overseas journalism instructors and different associated specialists with a deeper understanding of the roles that journalism and the media play in U.S. society.
The Institute will study the position of journalists in recognizing and stopping disinformation and can discover methods for media and data literacy to counter disinformation. Moreover, the Institute will study greatest practices in journalism by discussing the rights and obligations of the media in a democratic society, together with editorial independence, journalistic ethics, authorized constraints, and worldwide journalism. This system may also spotlight the influence of know-how in journalism, together with the affect of the digital economic system, globalization of the information media, and different modifications which can be reworking the career. The College of Montana (UM) in Missoula, MT will administer this program; Arizona State College in Tempe, AZ will host the Institute.
The Institute on U.S. Tradition, Identification, and Society will present a multinational group of 18 skilled and extremely motivated overseas college school and different specialists with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, tradition, values, and establishments by means of the lens of variety and nationwide unity. The Institute will study the ethnic, racial, social, financial, political, and spiritual contexts by which numerous cultures have manifested in U.S. society whereas specializing in the methods by which these cultures have influenced social actions and American id all through U.S. historical past. This system will draw from a various disciplinary base and can itself present a mannequin of how a overseas college may strategy the examine of American tradition and society. The College of Montana (UM) in Missoula, MT will administer this program; New York College in New York, NY will host the Institute.
The Institute on U.S. Economics and Sustainable Improvement will present a multinational group of 18 skilled overseas college school, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers with a deeper understanding of key parts and constructions of the U.S. economic system. Utilizing a multidisciplinary strategy, this system will discover numerous subjects of socioeconomics; how monetary establishments, traders, and companies work together to help sustainable financial improvement, innovation, and development; and rising various and equitable employment by means of institutional regulation, social inclusion methods, and personal and public insurance policies. All through the Institute, individuals will study the interaction of local weather change, U.S. enterprise innovation, company regulation, entrepreneurship, and financial concept. Members may have alternatives to find out about key establishments and stakeholders within the U.S. economic system and meet with a various vary of enterprise leaders and small enterprise house owners, amongst others. The College of Montana (UM) in Missoula, MT will administer this program; the Institute for Coaching and Improvement (ITD), together with Suffolk College, will host the Institute in Amherst and Boston, MA.
The Institute on U.S. Overseas Coverage will present a multinational group of 18 skilled and extremely motivated overseas college school and practitioners with a deeper understanding of latest approaches to U.S. overseas coverage and the way U.S. overseas coverage is formulated and applied. The Institute will embody a historic overview of great occasions, people, and philosophies which have formed U.S. overseas coverage. This system will clarify the position of key influences on U.S. overseas coverage together with the chief and legislative branches of presidency, the media, the U.S. public, assume tanks, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral establishments. The Institute may also study the present U.S. overseas policymaking panorama and rising traits which can be shaping coverage. The College of Montana (UM) in Missoula, MT will administer this program; the College of Delaware will host the Institute in Newark, DE.
OTHER ESSENTIAL PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Program Funding: By means of an award given to the College of Montana (UM), the Division of State will cowl all participant prices, together with program administration; journey allowances, home journey and floor transportation; guide, cultural, mailing and incidental allowances; and housing and subsistence, in addition to prepare and pay for individuals’ worldwide and visa journey prices and journey allowances inside set limits. If this system is carried out just about, we are going to work with UM to supply a know-how stipend to all individuals.
Program Necessities and Restrictions: All individuals are anticipated to take part totally in this system. Candidates ought to be made conscious that they’re making use of for an intensive program and there might be little time for private pursuits unrelated to this system. The Institute just isn’t a analysis program. Members should attend all lectures and arranged actions and full assigned readings. Members of the family and/or mates can not accompany individuals on any a part of this system. If this system is carried out just about, the identical participation necessities apply. Notice that Institute curriculum won’t formally deal with instructing methodology and pedagogical strategies.
Housing and Meal Preparations: When attainable, every participant may have a personal room with a shared lavatory in the course of the residency portion (4 weeks) of the Institute. Nevertheless, personal room lodging should not assured. In the course of the examine tour (as much as two weeks), individuals will seemingly share a lodge room with one other participant of the identical gender. In the course of the residency, housing will sometimes be in faculty or college owned housing. Most meals might be offered at campus services, although individuals might have entry to a kitchen to cook dinner some meals on their very own.
Particular Necessities: Care might be taken to make sure that any particular necessities relating to food plan, each day worship, housing, and medical care are happy. Nevertheless, whereas Institute employees will make obtainable particular lodging to the best prolong attainable, students should be reminded that full participation in all Institute actions continues to be anticipated. Ought to a participant must quarantine on account of constructive COVID-19 take a look at outcomes, lodging will comply with Middle for Illness Management (CDC) and host establishment tips.
Journey Preparations: For all Institutes, the implementing companion (UM) will prepare and pay for worldwide and visa journey. The host establishment will present every participant with a small journey allowance. In all Institutes, the host establishments will cowl the price of any journey inside the US throughout this system.
Well being Advantages: All individuals will obtain the Division of State’s Accident and Illness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) well being profit, which gives protection of as much as $100,000 with a $25 co-pay per medical go to and a $75 co-pay per emergency room go to, at some point of this system. Pre-existing circumstances could also be lined as much as $100,000, topic to coverage exclusions and limitations. COVID-19 is handled like every other sickness below the ASPE coverage. Info on the well being profit program could also be discovered on-line at https://www.sevencorners.com/gov/usdos.
Expectations: Violations of program guidelines, U.S. host establishment guidelines, or U.S. native, state or federal legal guidelines may be grounds for instant dismissal from this system. It is crucial that these necessities and restrictions be made clear to all candidates earlier than nominations are submitted.
Digital Program Contingency: Ought to well being, security, and journey circumstances pose vital challenges to this system, the SUSIs will pivot to a digital format. The digital program will encompass a minimal of 36 hours of required programming and might be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous studying. To the extent attainable, the digital programming will embody lectures, small group discussions, movies, readings, panels, web site visits, assignments, and particular person and group actions. Members might be required to completely take part in the whole digital program from their location.
Connectivity: Members ought to have entry to a pc and a secure web connection for digital pre-departure orientation periods.
CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Examine of the U.S. Institutes for Students are extremely aggressive. Precedence might be given to candidates who’ve agency plans to reinforce, replace, or develop programs and/or academic supplies with U.S. research focus or element; who don’t have any prior or restricted expertise in the US; and who’ve particular curiosity in this system topic areas as demonstrated by means of previous scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties.
Candidates ought to be mid-career, sometimes between the ages of 30-50, extremely motivated, skilled students and professionals typically from establishments of upper schooling or research-focused organizations (not-for-profits, assume tanks, and so on.). Whereas the academic stage of individuals will seemingly differ, most ought to have graduate levels and have substantial information of the thematic space of the Institute or a associated subject.
Superb candidates are people whose house establishment is looking for to introduce points of U.S. research into its curricula, to develop new programs within the topic of the Institute, to reinforce and replace current programs on the US, or to supply specialised seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. research areas associated to this system theme. Whereas the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an essential consideration, the potential influence and multiplier impact from their participation within the Institute is equally essential. Superb candidates may have little or no prior expertise residing in or visiting the US.
As famous above, candidates should display English language fluency. Institutes are rigorous and demanding tutorial packages carried out totally in English. Members might be anticipated to learn and comprehend substantial written supplies and assignments in English and to take part in all seminar and panel discussions totally and actively. English fluency is important to a profitable expertise within the Institute, for individuals as people and to foster a cohesive and interactive group.
Candidates ought to be prepared and capable of totally participate in an intensive post-graduate stage tutorial program, snug with campus life and an lively program schedule.
U.S. residents and everlasting residents (inexperienced card holders) should not eligible for these packages.