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Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Program for Secondary School Educators
Deadline: Monday, January 17, 2022
December 1, 2021

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique welcomes applications for the 2022 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 post-graduate level 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 and other academic institutions abroad.

Program Details: SUSI for Secondary Educators will take place over the course of five weeks beginning early June 2022. Three Institutes for Secondary School Educators will be offered, two with a focus on classroom teachers and the third with a focus on teachers, administrators, including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, among others. This year, the program features curriculum based on study of how America’s foundations and historical development have shaped and continue to inform the ot inform U.S. politics, economics, and society.  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. Care will be taken to ensure that any special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, housing, and medical care are satisfied. However while Institute staff will make available special accommodations to the greatest extent possible, participants must be reminded that full participation in all Institute activities is still expected. Should a participant need to quarantine due to positive COVID-19 test results, accommodations will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Virtual Program Contingency: Should health, safety, and travel conditions continue to pose significant challenges, the SUSI will pivot to a virtual format.  The virtual program will consist of a minimum of 36 hours of required programming and will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.  To the extent possible, the virtual programming will include lectures, small group discussions, videos, readings, panels, site visits, assignments, and individual and group activities.  Participants are required to fully participate in the entire virtual program from their home location outside the United States.

Connectivity: Should the program need to pivot to a virtual format, participants would need access to a computer and a stable internet connection.  If a participant does not have a computer or adequate internet access, the University of Montana (UM) will work with the participant to facilitate computer access on an as-needed basis.  Participants would be expected to actively engage in all program activities, and therefore, they should notify immediately the host institution and post of any issues with their online access during the duration of the program as well as any difficulties affecting their participation

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 or Identification Document (ID);
  • 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: Monday, January 17, 2022. Please submit applications via email to: MaputoExchangePrograms@state.gov

A complete application package will include the following:

  • Application Form (PDF 640KB)
  • 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 and https://mz.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchange/study-u-s-institutes-susi-program-secondary-school-educators/

For any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to MaputoExchangePrograms@state.gov