Exchange Program Opportunity for Secondary School Professionals #Closes 12/16/18

Embassy of the United States of America, Cameroon

Exchange Program Opportunity for Secondary School Professionals

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is pleased to announce the competition to select highly qualified Cameroonian candidates for summer 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators.  These institutes are for secondary school teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, secondary school administrators, or other related professionals  in the field of secondary education. Three Institutes for Secondary Educators will be offered, two with a focus on classroom teachers and the third with a focus on administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, text book writers, and Ministry of Education Officials.  Please note that the Institutes for teachers focus on content and materials about the US rather than teaching methods and pedagogy. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the link exchanges.state.gov/susi to obtain general information about the Institutes.

SUSI Institutes are five weeks intensive post-graduate level academic programs scheduled June 2019, with integrated study tours. The program is designed to provide foreign secondary educators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of these 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 program will provide funding for round trip airfare to the United States, a living allowance, and health insurance.

Applicants should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly- motivated and experienced secondary educators with strong English level abilities, and little or no prior experience in the United States.

Candidates are requested to provide in English a curriculum vitae with contact information as well as a one page (250 words) personal statement describing their interest, what they expect to gain from the program, what qualities they bring to the program, and how they plan to use the knowledge acquired.  Please send applications electronically to ExchangesYaounde@state.gov by midnight, December 16, 2018.

Yaounde, November 19, 2018