Important Note: The 2022 summer program is expected to run in-person at the host institution, the University of Massachusetts, in the United States; however, if COVID-19 related issues persist, it may run as a virtual program with all lectures and activities designed for online synchronous and asynchronous learning
 

Candidate Description and Qualifications: 

The participants are expected to be highly motivated first through third year undergraduate students from colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education, who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. Their fields of study will be varied, and may include the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, business, and other professional fields.

Candidates applying for this program are required to:

  • be proficient in English
  • be interested in the topic of public policymaking
  • be between 18 and 25 years of age
  • have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and be committed to returning to their home universities following completion of the 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 by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations
  • demonstrate commitment to community and extracurricular university activities
  • have 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

How do I apply?

Complete an application form and submit it to SUSISLExchange@state.gov latest by 11:59 pm on Friday December 03, 2021Only emailed applications will be considered for review.  Take special care in answering the essay questions. While saving the file and e-mailing the application, kindly use the following format for the subject line: Applicant Name, Name of Institution, City in which you study, for e.g., YOUR NAME, NUST, ISLAMABAD. (This is important, please do not ignore this!)

Website and FAQs: https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/susi-student-leaders-comparative-public-policymaking-program/

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