Posts tagged SUSI
Ambassadors of Friendship

Over the last four years, FIUTS has hosted Study of the U.S. Institutes for student leaders from around the world. This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, has so far brought 100 university-level student leaders to Seattle for intensive programs focusing on media, journalism, and civic engagement.

During their time in Seattle, SUSI participants are matched 1-1 with a University of Washington student "Ambassador" who served as a peer mentor, cultural liaison, and friend. Many SUSI participants and Ambassadors have stayed in touch and made friends for life. This month, as we are celebrating our program alumni, here is a blog post about the incredible connections between SUSI alumni and their Ambassadors!

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The best ambassadors in the whole wide world

In honor of the International Day of Friendship on July 30, we are publishing a series of blog posts on cross-cultural friendships in the FIUTS community.

Here is a post by Anuja Khadka from Nepal, writing about her experience in 2014 as a participant in the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and New Media. Anuja and the other 19 participants from South Asia were all matched with a University of Washington student "Ambassador" who provided guidance, cultural insight, and friendship during their time in Seattle.

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Finance Education for Students in Botswana

The Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Civic Engagement is a program of the U.S Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This institute is hosted by FIUTS in Seattle each year for 20 undergraduates from southern Africa who spend five weeks developing leadership skills, learning about civic engagement, and preparing to implement projects that benefit their home communities once they return home. Read on for a post by Pelinah about her SUSI project!

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