The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) for the purpose of furthering knowledge and education about the U.S. in academic institutions worldwide. Under the aegis of ITD, 36 mid-career international scholars travel to Boston, Massachusetts or to Seattle University for Institutes on 1) U.S. Economics and Business or 2) Religious Freedom and Pluralism.

The Study of the U.S. Institute on Economic and Business implemented by ITD in Boston examines key components and structures of the U.S. economy as the world’s largest economy. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the program explores 1) how financial institutions, investors, and businesses interact to support growth and employment and 2) the institutional backdrop that is required to sustain a competitive and strong private sector. The program also discusses how the U.S. influences and is influenced by industries, free markets and financial sectors around the world. Scholars have a firsthand look at key institutions and stakeholders in the U.S. economy and the opportunity to meet with business and corporate leaders. The program includes a study tour to Seattle, Washington.

The Study of the U.S. Institute on Religious Freedom and Pluralism implemented by Seattle University explores U.S. society and culture, past and present, through the lens of religious freedom as a foundational American value. The program includes a survey of the religious landscape of the United States, inclusive of major and minor religious groups, in addition to historic religious traditions and contemporary American religious groups. Participants have opportunities to meet with U.S. community leaders of different faiths who advocate for collaboration and tolerance among religious groups. The program also includes a study tour to Atlanta and rural Georgia.

Click on the following link for more information about these programs at Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars at the U.S. Department of State.