Study of the U.S. Institutes

Each year, the Mansfield Center at the University of Montana partners the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State to host international exchange programs with Southeast Asia and around the world. The University of Montana provides an excellent backdrop for study in education and American studies and the beautiful Montana landscape provides opportunities for participants to study environmental issues in the field. Past programs include:

Over the course of each program, participants attend classes, seminars and leadership workshops, engage in hands-on field work, develop a deeper understanding of US culture & society, and make lasting international connections.  Throughout their programs, SUSI groups are joined by student leaders from the University of Montana who show participants what they love about Missoula while also learning more about participants’ home countries. Alumni go on to become part of the Department of State's extensive International Exchange Alumni network.

Som Rina and Win Lai Lai posing in the river

SUSI 2013 participants posing with Montana Governor Steve Bullock

SUSI 2013 participants playing in the snow