Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders are intensive academic programs whose purpose is to
provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while
simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The Study of the U.S. Institute on New Media in Journalism
will train participants on how to gather and disseminate news and information across multiple platforms with
an emphasis on interactive delivery systems. Participants will study freedom of the press and freedom of
speech as defined by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, media law and ethics, and the role of
journalism in a democratic society. Participants will develop their leadership skills, learn to think analytically as
journalists and embrace continuous learning in a diverse and fast-changing society. The Institute is tentatively
scheduled from June 24 – July 29, 2012.
For information regarding on last year’s program, please visit:
Specific Required Qualifications
The participants are expected to be highly motivated and exemplary undergraduate students from colleges,
universities, and other institutions of higher education. While all candidates will have a strong interest in new
media, their fields of study might vary, and can include disciplines such as Graphic Design, Information
Technology or Computer Science, International Affairs, Journalism, Literature, Media, Photography, and Public
Other Required Qualifications:
– have a strong interest in new media (for NEW MEDIA program) or the environment (for the ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM)
– be between 18 and 25 years of age;
– have strong English language skills;
– have completed at least one semester of university and have at least one semester remaining when they
return from the program midyear in 2012;
– be committed to returning to their home universities following completion of their Institute program;
– demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities;
– indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
– have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher
– have demonstrated commitment to community and extracurricular university activities;
– have had little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home
– 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 program; and,
– be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to make adjustments to
cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.
Nominations Due: Monday, November 28, 2011
Questions? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTE (SUSI)
FOR STUDENT LEADERS ON NEW MEDIA IN JOURNALISM OR GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
All candidates must submit a complete nomination sheet according to the attached format.
Sending a CV alone is not adequate. Please do not attach any certificates.
Your application package file MUST NOT exceed 1 Megabytes (MB) and should be saved as a PDF,
Microsoft Word, or Zip file.
Please return completed nomination sheet and recommendation letters electronically to
email@example.com by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011.
Title email : SUSI Students (program) – (name of applicant)
Example: SUSI Students New Media – John Doe
Should you have any questions concerning the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org