Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) For Secondary School Educators (Teachers) – Summer 2017

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2016


The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Summer 2017 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators (Teachers).

SUSI for Secondary School Educators (Teacher) is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours with the purpose of providing secondary school teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institute is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions around the world.

This year, the Institute for Secondary School Educators focuses on classroom teachers. The Institute will take place over the course of five weeks beginning June 2017 which will include a four week academic residency component and a one week integrated study tour.


SUSI for Secondary School Educators (Teachers) will provide one multinational group of 20 experienced secondary school teachers with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present. The focus of the Institute will be on providing content and materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States. Please note that the main focus of the Institute for teachers is on content and materials about the United States rather than teaching methods and pedagogy. To this end, the Institute is organized around a central theme or themes in U.S. civilization. Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, program content will examine the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values, broadly defined. The program will also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society. The four week academic residency will be complemented by a one week study tour. Participants may be asked to share living quarters during the residency portion of the program. During the study tour (up to one week), participants may share a hotel room with a participant of the same gender. During the residency, housing will typically be in college or university owned housing. Most meals will be provided at campus facilities, though participants may have access to a kitchen to cook some meals on their own. Care will be taken to ensure that any special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, housing, and medical care are satisfied. The aim of the study tour is to showcase the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.


All participants are expected to participate fully in the program. Selected participants must attend all lectures and organized activities and complete assigned readings. Family members and/or friends cannot accompany participants on any part of the program. This is an intensive Institute, and there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program. The Institute is not a research program.


To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  1. Have no prior or limited experience in the United States.
  2. Have firm plans to enhance, update, or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component.
  3. Have special interest in the institute topic as demonstrated through past scholarships, accomplishments, and professional duties.
  4. Be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced secondary school teachers.
  5. Seek to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.
  6. Demonstrate English language fluency. Institutes are rigorous and demanding programs; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively participate in all seminar and panel discussions. English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute, both for the applicant and participants from other countries.
  7. Be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.


Please email a completed SUSI for Secondary School Educators Application Form to Cultural Affairs Assistant Norn Soreimeas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “SUSI for Secondary School Educators – Summer 2017” as the subject line. The application form can be downloaded here (DOCX: 296 KB).

Contact Information:
Norn Soreimeas
Cultural Affairs Assistant
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh
Tel: 023-728-048
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit US Embassy in Cambodia for more details.


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