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SUSI Press Release 7-14

Media Contact: Ellen Frierson
For Immediate Release
July 14, 2014
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FIUTS Phone: 206-616-7025
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Journalism Students from South Asia will Present Public Showcase on July 17

Twenty university students from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are visiting Seattle this summer for an intensive exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS). The Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders in Journalism and New Media gives young journalism students an opportunity to explore reporting and media in a cross-cultural context while participating in volunteer service activities, leadership development workshops, and cultural excursions.

On Thursday, July 17, from 7:00-9:00 PM at Street Bean Espresso (2702 3rd Ave, Seattle), SUSI students will present a showcase about their experiences reporting on stories in Seattle and in their home countries. This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be moderated by Sarah Stuteville and Jessica Partnow of The Seattle Globalist.

To learn more or to arrange interviews with SUSI participants, contact

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The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students was founded in 1948 by local community leaders and University of Washington faculty, with the mission to prevent future international conflict by promoting peace and goodwill. FIUTS programs challenge students and members of our community to build bonds of friendship that extend beyond borders, politics, and stereotypes and inspire a new generation of informed and compassionate global leaders. Read more at, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

The Seattle Globalist is a daily publication covering the connections between Seattle and the rest of the globe. It’s where Seattle meets the world. Their mission is to elevate diverse voices through media. The Globalist features travel writing from a Northwest perspective, restaurant and music reviews, a calendar of cultural events, and perspectives on global news from Seattle’s international population. Learn more at

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through a wide range of academic, cultural, private-sector, professional, and sports exchange programs. The Bureau’s exchanges engage youth, students, educators, artists, athletes, and emerging leaders in many fields in the United States and in more than 160 countries. Alumni of State Department exchanges comprise one million people around the world, including more than 50 Nobel Laureates and more than 320 current or former heads of state and government. Visit to learn more. For press inquiries, contact

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