2014 SUSI Student Leaders Program on Journalism & New Media for Bangladeshi Students

Deadline: December 19, 2013

Applications are open for the U.S. State Department’s Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) Program for Student Leaders! The SUSI program is a five week exchange program in the U.S. that will provide undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of the U.S. while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. It will include an academic residency component of approximately four weeks and a domestic study tour of approximately one week. This Institute is focused on journalism and new media, and will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a free press in American society.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates nominated for this program will:

  • have a strong interest in new media;
  • be fluent in English;
  • be typically under 25 years of age;
  • be in their second or third year of studying in a bachelors/honors program;
  • be committed to returning to their home universities following completion of the SUSI program;
  • demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities;
  • indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
  • have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated in grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;
  • have demonstrated commitment to community and extracurricular university activities;
  • have had little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and inquisitive;
  • be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel program; and,
  • be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.

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