The U.S. Embassy in Beirut has announced 3 academic exchange programs for university undergraduate students and professors as well. 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 U.S. program: The program is geared towards undergraduate students between 18 and 25 years who are interested in interfaith dialogue and religious pluralism in the United States. The program will take place in June and July 2017. The deadline to submit applications is January 6, 2017.
- Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership program:
The program is for female university students between 18 and 25 years who are interested in the topic of Women’s Leadership. The program will be hosted by Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana in June and July 2017. The deadline to submit applications is January 6, 2017.
- Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars programs: This program is designed for university faculty between 30 and 50 years to provide them with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions.
The program includes six thematic branches covering :
1- U.S. Political Thought,
2- Contemporary American Literature,
3- Journalism and Media,
4- Religious Pluralism in the U.S.,
5- U.S. Society and Culture and
6- U.S. Foreign Policy. The program will take place in summer 2017 and the branches will be hosted by several American universities. The deadline to submit applications is December 31, 2016.
Detailed information on all these programs is available on the scholarships page on the Embassy website at: https://lebanon.usembassy.gov/scholarships.html.
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.