Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Program for Secondary School Educators

Deadline: December 19, 2019 

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique welcomes applications for the 2020 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators.

SUSI programs are designed to provide foreign educators and researchers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions through intensive academic programs at U.S. Universities and study tours throughout the country. The ultimate goal of the program is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools.

Program Details: SUSI

for Secondary Educators will take place over the course of five weeks beginning early June. Three Institutes for Secondary School Educators will be offered, two with a focus on classroom teachers and the third with a focus on administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others. This year, the Institutes will be unified under the theme “Liberty, Equality, and the American Dream.” The program will be conducted in English with a multinational group of 20 participants.. The Department of State will cover travel and ground transportation, as well as book, cultural, housing, subsistence, mailing, and incidental allowances for all participants.

The program will take place for five weeks in late May / early June 2020.

Candidate Description and Qualifications: 

Candidates should:

  • be highly motivated and experienced secondary school educators, administrators, teacher trainers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials and others;
  • have firm plans to enhance, update or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component;
  • be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50;
  • be citizens or nationals of Mozambique, or permanent residents holding a valid Mozambican passport;
  • have strong leadership skills, civic spirit, and demonstrated dedication to public service;
  • have limited or no prior experience in the United States;
  • be highly motivated and have a serious commitment to completing the program and returning to Mozambique to contribute to their development of their institution and community.

Ideal candidates are individuals who 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.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate fluency in English to allow them to participate in a university-level academic program.

Deadline to Apply: December 19, 2019. Please submit applications via email to: MaputoExchangePrograms@state.gov.

A complete application package will include the following:

  • Application Form (PDF 630KB)
  • Curriculum Vitae (English version)
  • Signed letter of recommendation from employer (Portuguese or English version)
  • Identification Document (photocopy)

For more information on the SUSI Program, visit http://exchanges.state.gov/susi or email MaputoExchangePrograms@state.gov.