2023 SUSIs Undergraduate Awards

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The 2023 SUSIs Undergraduate Awards are now open. Highly motivated 1st to 3rd year undergraduate students will be invited to apply for the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for European Student Leaders.

SUSIs are 5-week short-term, academic programs providing undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the U.S., while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. Coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community. The programs includes an academic residency component of approximately 4 weeks and a domestic study tour of approximately 1 week.

2023 SUSIs Undergraduate Awards

Candidates for this program must:

  • be Irish citizens, or resident in Ireland for the last 3+ years (dual Irish-U.S. citizens are not eligible, please see FAQs)
  • demonstrate English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing, listening); 
  • have an interest in the Institute topic; 
  • 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 sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;
  • demonstrate commitment to community service and extracurricular university activities; 
  • have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of Europe; 
  • 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; and be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to adjust to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.

Candidates should review the grant information here carefully and REGISTER THEIR INTEREST HERE

Steven Galvin

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