The Exchange Programs for Undergraduate students boost leadership, critical thinking, and knowledge in public policy, democracy, and diversity.
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The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSIs) presents an exciting opportunity for motivated undergraduate students. These Exchange Programs for Undergraduates, organized by the U.S. Department of State, offer a unique chance to explore various facets of American society, culture, and policymaking.
SUSIs are intensive academic programs that provide participants with a deeper understanding of the United States.
Fields of Study
SUSIs welcome students from diverse fields of study, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, business, and other professional domains. This diversity of academic backgrounds enriches the program by bringing various perspectives to the table.
Benefits of Exchange Programs for Undergraduate Students
For Student Leaders – Comparative Public Policymaking
The Student Leaders program, open to both male and female applicants, is hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Participants will:
- Explore public policy and democracy in the United States.
- Compare U.S. policy with that of Pakistan.
- Examine policymaking at federal, state, and local government levels.
- Gain insights into topics like diversity in policymaking, civil rights, food security, environmental policy, and more.
- Engage in hands-on activities, including case studies, simulations, and community service.
For Madeleine K. Albright Young Women Leaders – Public Policy
This Exchange Program for Undergraduate, exclusively for female undergraduate students, takes place at the University of Kansas. Participants will:
- Deepen their knowledge of U.S. democratic principles, society, and culture.
- Develop leadership skills, critical thinking, and communication abilities.
- Analyze the role of women in public policy and democracy.
- Explore various topics, such as public service, government, and media’s impact on policymaking.
Eligibility Criteria of Exchange Programs for Undergraduate Students
To be eligible for Exchange Programs for Undergraduate Students, candidates must:
- Be highly motivated first through third-year undergraduate students.
- Demonstrate leadership through academic work and community involvement.
- Be proficient in English.
- Have an interest in public policymaking.
- Be between 18 and 25 years old.
- Have at least one semester left in their undergraduate studies.
- Show strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities.
- Have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
When applying, candidates need to prepare the following documents:
- U.S. visa
- Orientation materials
- Health benefit program information
- Online application form (submitted by November 5, 2023)
Application Procedure and Deadline
To apply for the Exchange Programs for Undergraduate Students, complete the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.
Participating in the Study of the United States Institutes is a remarkable opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your leadership skills, and gain a deeper understanding of American society and policymaking. Don’t miss this chance to become a part of this transformative experience!
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