2022 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) – Young Women Leaders program

(for female undergraduate students)

The U.S. Embassy started to receive applications for the 2022 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) – Young Women Leaders program. 

The program is for female undergraduate students; it enhances their knowledge of U.S. history, government, institutions, society, and culture while developing their leadership skills. It will examine topics including, but not limited to, active citizenship and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy, civil rights and protections, voting, social justice, gender equity, community-building, grassroots and youth activism, political leadership, media literacy, preventing disinformation, and volunteerism. 

The program will include students from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia who are interested in women’s leadership.

The program will be hosted by a university in the United States for five weeks beginning in June 2022. Host university and exact dates will be determined at a later stage.  

Interested students can visit the program page on our website to learn more about this exchange as well as the eligibility and application requirements. The deadline to apply to this program is January 7, 2022

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.