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Study of the U.S. Institutes for University Faculty (SUSI for Scholars) 2020

Study of the United States Institutes exchanges are intensive six-week post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of American society, culture, and institutions.

The goal of these programs is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.  Each one of these programs has four weeks of academic seminars and two weeks of integrated study-tour specially designed to strengthen the academic seminars contents.

Fields of Study

  • American Culture and Values
  • Journalism and Media
  • Religious Freedom and Pluralism
  • S. Economics and Business
  • S. Foreign Policy
  • Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap

Requirements for Selection

  • Nicaraguan citizens living in Nicaragua
  • Highly motivated faculty member or think-tank researcher with at least three years of teaching/research experience at a Nicaraguan university and/or institution and commitment to continue teaching/researching in the future
  • Excellent command of the English language (minimum 550 TOEFL/90 iBT-TOEFL score)

Applications

Download application:

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Submissions must be addressed to the Public Affairs Office of the Embassy of the United States of America.  The applications can be sent electronically to: PASManagua@state.gov

Contact Us

For more information or questions, please contact:  PASManagua@state.gov

This program is under the auspices of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators – 2020

Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators is an intensive five-week graduate level academic residency program with integrated study-visits specially designed to supplement and support the program’s academic content.  This program will provide three multinational groups of 20 secondary school educators with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, culture, values, and institutions.  Two groups of educators will be comprised of classroom teachers, and one group will host support personnel such as administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, etc.  The programs will be organized around a central theme related to contemporary U.S. society and values.

The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.

Requirements for Selection

  • Nicaraguan citizen currently living in Nicaragua
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma from a Nicaraguan university
  • Highly motivated English teacher with at least three years of teaching experience in a Nicaraguan educational institution and a commitment to continue teaching in the future
  • Good English language skills (minimum 520 TOEFL score – this will be tested)

Applications

Download application:

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Submissions must be addressed to the Public Affairs Office of the Embassy of the United States of America. Applications can be sent electronically to: PASManagua@state.gov

Contact Us

For information or questions, please contact:

This program is under the auspices of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

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The Youth Ambassadors Program offers high school students and adult mentors from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Dominican Republic, the opportunity to apply for a three-week exchange program that will broaden their knowledge of U.S. culture, society and educational system. Through the exchange, participants will learn more about the U.S. by engaging in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, and home stays with American families. Upon their return home, the students apply what they have learned to implement projects that serve needs in their communities.

The experience not only enhances their skills and knowledge but also prepares them for a lifetime of leadership and community service.

Profile for mentor candidates

  1. To be at least 25 years of age.
  2. To be a Nicaraguan citizen.
  3. To be a teacher and/or a coordinator of youth programs.
  4. To have successful experience working with youth.
  5. To reside in the RACS, RACN, Jinotega or Managua.
  6. To be the first member in the family to participate in the Youth Ambassadors Program.
  7. To have the ability to positively guide and empower youth before, during, and after returning from their trip.
  8. Qualities: maturity, integrity, open-mindedness, and motivation.

Selected participants will be chosen through a coordinated selection process between the U.S. Embassy and Georgetown University CIED.

Contact Us

Apt. Postal No. C 211
Oficina Postal “Centro Comercial Managua”
Managua, Nicaragua
Teléfonos: (505) 2276-1318 / (505) 8479-8632
Correo electrónico: becasemilla.ni@gmail.com