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U.S. Embassy: 3 New Programs for Students and Faculty
The U.S. Embassy in Beirut has announced three (3) academic exchange programs for university undergraduate students and faculty. Below are snapshots on the programs and detailed information is available on the website.
- Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Religious Pluralism in the United States: This program is geared towards undergraduate students aged 18 to 25 who are interested in exploring interfaith dialogue and religious pluralism in the United States. The program will take place from June to early August 2022. The deadline to submit applications is December 31, 2021. Program information and application instructions/link are available here.
- Global Undergraduate Exchange Program: this is a one academic semester program in the United States for students between 18 and 25 years. Students will enroll in a full-time, non-degree, undergraduate course work in addition to engaging in cultural activities and community service. The program will start in either August 2022 or January 2023 and the deadline to apply is: January 6, 2022. Program information and application instructions/link are available here.
- Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars (reserved for faculty/university professors): This program is for faculty aged between 30 and 50 years with a minimum of a graduate degree. The program will provide faculty with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United States with the goal to strengthen curricula and teaching about the U.S. at their universities in Lebanon. The program includes 6 themes: 1- American Values and Culture, 2- Journalism and Media, 3- Religious Pluralism in the United States, 4- U.S. Economics and Business, 5- U.S. Foreign Policy and 6- Workforce Development. Deadline to apply is: December 31, 2021 and program information and application instructions/link are available here.
As with all U.S. Embassy-sponsored programs, the U.S. Government pays for all major expenses, including roundtrip airfare, shared accommodation during the program, meals and health insurance. Competition is merit-based and Lebanese and long-term Palestinian residents in Lebanon from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex, age, and/or physical impairment.