Wheelock Welcomes SUSI Students

December 15, 2011

SUSI studentsIn January 2012, a group of undergraduate students from Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay will participate in a Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders (SUSI) at Wheelock College. This program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, will bring 20 students to the Wheelock campus for an immersive four-week educational and cultural experience.

In addition to class sessions focusing on the theme of "U.S. History, Government, Institutions, Culture, and Society: A Quest for Human Rights and Social Justice," students will tour Boston's historical and cultural sites and participate in service learning experiences within community-based organizations, including the Mattahunt Community Center.

A key goal of the SUSI program is to ensure that the visiting student leaders have significant opportunities to engage with American students and families.  To that end, Wheelock College will organize weekend home-stays for the participants with local families, and will ensure that the participants have many opportunities to meet and collaborate with Wheelock students and faculty.

They will participate in on-campus events throughout the month, including the annual Half-Year Program, where they will host a session focusing on intercultural exchange.

After their four weeks in Boston, the student leaders will have a Study Tour in New York and finish their program in Washington, DC.  For more information about the SUSI program, please contact Dr. Linda Davis in the Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation by email at ldavis@wheelock.edu.

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