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Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders in Journalism and New Media (SUSI)

Information about the Study of the US Institute for Student Leaders in Journalism and New Media (SUSI), hosted by FIUTS.

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About the Program

FIUTS has been selected to host the Study of the US Institute for Student Leaders in Journalism and New Media (SUSI), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The program will run from June 22-July 27.

This program brings 20 undergraduates from Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Nepal to Seattle. While here, international participants will study journalism and new media, and will participate in volunteer and service activities, leadership workshops, and cultural excursions. Students will stay in University of Washington residence halls and will spend one weekend with a local homestay host. The last portion of the program will take place in Chicago and Washington D.C.

The Study of the U.S. Institutes promote a better understanding of the people, institutions, and culture of the United States among foreign students, teachers, and scholars. Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) are short-term academic programs for groups of undergraduate leaders, educators, and scholars from around the world. Learn more about the Study of the U.S. Institutes here.

This program is produced by FIUTS in partnership with the Seattle Globalist, whose staff will teach classes on topics in journalism and new media.

Get Involved

Students can get involved in the SUSI program by applying to be a SUSI Ambassador.  Ambassadors are a critical piece of the program and act as peer mentors, cultural liaison, friends and students leaders. SUSI Ambassadors learn new skills, build their resume, make international friends and have FUN! Ambassadors for 2014 have been selected. Please check back next year for information on how to get involved.

Community members are invited to host one or more SUSI participants for the weekend of July 11-13. The Homestay Weekend is an important opportunity for participants to learn about U.S. culture and connect with local people. Click here for more information about hosting. Hosts for 2014 have been confirmed. Please contact ellen@fiuts.org if you would like to host next year.

Are you a FIUTS SUSI participant? Click here for information about the program and preparing for your trip to the U.S.

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June 20, 2014: Press Release: Journalism Students from South Asia Visit Seattle

July 7, 2014: Press Release: Journalism Students from South Asia Find Cross-Cultural Friendship in Seattle

July 14, 2014: Press Release: Journalism Students from South Asia will Present Public Showcase on July 17

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