Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. History and Government (SUSI) program

his is the seventh year in a row that the US Embassy in Mexico City, in collaboration with consulates from around the country, is sending Mexican indigenous students to  a Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. History and Government (SUSI) program.  These students hail from multiple Mexican states and universities.  They join counterparts from Guatemala in participating in the SUSI program which gives participants a deeper understanding of U.S. culture and society and broadens their leadership abilities. The programs focus on U.S. history and government and the evolution of U.S. society, culture, and values. Presentations, discussions, and reflection engage participants, and cultural enrichment activities and regular interaction with their American peers stimulate participants’ interest in the United States. In addition, the Institutes offer leadership development, team building, collective problem-solving and communication skill building. The Institute includes a robust community service component.  Participants spend the first four weeks at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  They spend the last week in a cultural tour of Boston, New York City, and Washington, DC.