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

Note: This program is closed at this time

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)

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

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