SUSI For Global Secondary Educators

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The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators is a U.S. Department of State sponsored program for foreign educators and administrators designed to improve education about the United States in academic institutions abroad. The Mansfield Center partners with two organizations: the Institute for Training and Development in Amherst, MA and California State University, Chico to bring sixty educators and administrators chosen in a rigorous global competition to the United States each summer.

Twenty of these international educators visit Montana to study key issues in American democracy and education, engage with their peers at the University of Montana and Big Sky High School, and share their home cultures with Missoula students from elementary to high school. Educators then travel to South Carolina and Washington, DC before returning home to implement research, curriculum development, and other projects designed during the program to benefit their home communities.

Community Involvement

Community members may participate in this program as weekend homestay host families. Graduate students may participate as graduate teaching assistants.

You can also read about participant experiences at the SUSI Educators program blog


For more information, contact program manager Anne Hanson.