The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the 2021 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders Women’s Leadership program.
This is an intensive short-term academic program whose purpose is to provide undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.
The program will include students from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia who are interested in women’s leadership. SUSI will be hosted by Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana from June to August 2021; exact dates pending.
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This program is merit-based.
To be considered, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
1) Women aged 18-25;
2) Lebanese citizens or holders of the Special Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees issued by the Lebanese authorities;
3) Undergraduates in the first, second, or third year of a full-time undergraduate program at a registered academic institution in Lebanon at the time of application and have at least one semester remaining in their university studies after the end of this program; andFluent in English;
4) Qualified applicants must be able to demonstrate:
a) Interest in the topic of Women’s Leadership;
b) Commitment to returning to Lebanon to complete university studies;
c) Commitment to community and extracurricular activities;
d) Willingness to participate in all aspects of the program; and
e) Comfort with campus life, shared living accommodations, and cultural/social adaptability.
U.S. citizens, dual-U.S. citizens, and U.S. permanent residents are ineligible to apply.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM Beirut time on Monday, January 11, 2021.
Late submissions will not be considered.
For more information, please visit https://lb.usembassy.gov/susi-women-leadership-prog/