Description: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the U.S. in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.  The four week academic residencies will take place at U.S. universities, colleges, or other academic institutions and will consist of a balanced series of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, readings, workshops, site visits, meetings with practitioners in the field, and cultural activities. One week study tours to a different region of the United States will complement the four week academic residencies.  One goal of the study tours is to showcase the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.  Participants’ expenses will be fully covered by ECA.

SUSI for Secondary Educators is a globally competitive program. Since Kazakhstan has no certain number of slots, PAS would like to receive nominations of the strongest candidates to ensure a good chance of getting those candidates chosen.

Three Institutes for Secondary Educators will be offered, two with a focus on classroom teachers and the third with a focus on administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others.  Each Institute will have 20 participants and will include a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour.

Duration: Five-week
Program dates: over the course of five weeks beginning in late May/early June 2020

Ideal candidates will:

  • be mid-career secondary school teachers and administrators with no prior experience in the U.S.;
  • be between the ages of 30-50
  • have special interest in the secondary education as demonstrated through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties;
  • have firm plans to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into curricula or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields;
  • be fully proficient in English.


Deadline: January 10, 2020

Successful candidates will have a Skype interview with a selection committee in late January 2020. Final decision will be made by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in late April 2020.

In order to apply, please provide fully completed application form (98 KB, DOC) by the COB on January 10, 2020 to

Please put in an email subject line: SUSI Student_Last name_First name

If you have any further questions, please contact Cultural Affairs Assistant Aidana Kenesbayeva, office: 87172702316, and