College students are invited to use for participation within the Research of the USA Institute for Pupil Leaders from Pakistan within the matter of Native, State, and Federal Public Policymaking. The Institute will happen on the College of Massachusetts, Amherst from roughly June 26, 2015 by way of August 8, 2015; please notice that everything of this Institute will happen throughout Ramadan. This system will probably be intensive, tutorial, and extremely interactive. This system sponsors search energetic candidates who’re able to develop their abilities in an effort to be efficient leaders of their colleges and communities.
Program Description: Research of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Pupil Leaders are intensive quick time period tutorial packages whose function is to offer teams of undergraduate scholar leaders with a deeper understanding of the USA, whereas concurrently enhancing their management abilities. Institutes encompass a balanced collection of seminar discussions, readings, group displays, and lectures. Coursework and classroom actions are complemented by 2 instructional journey, web site visits, management actions, and volunteer alternatives inside the area people. Through the four-week tutorial residency, individuals will even have the chance to have interaction in instructional and cultural actions outdoors of the classroom.
The six-week Institute on Comparative Public Coverage for Pakistani Pupil Leaders will probably be hosted by the College of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. This system will deliver collectively 25 Pakistani undergraduate college students with as much as 15 U.S. college students to handle problems with public coverage and democracy inside Pakistan and the USA. This system will discover the political, financial, historic, institutional, and cultural points concerned in governments’ provision of safety and providers to residents. Through the four-week tutorial residency, college students will study the subject of meals manufacturing and distribution and its relationship to starvation as a case research; U.S. and Pakistani college students will even study in regards to the historical past and politics of one another’s nation. Analysis tasks on native elections, carried out by joint groups, will probably be required of every scholar. This system will try to offer individuals with a shared understanding of how public coverage is made in various cultures and political techniques. The Pakistani college students will journey to different cities and cities throughout a two-week research tour part, almost certainly together with New York Metropolis, Boston, Charlottesville, and Washington, D.C. As well as, the Pakistani individuals may have alternatives to work together with quite a lot of Individuals and to expertise American tradition and on a regular basis life.
What else do I have to know?
The US Authorities, along side its accomplice host establishment pays for worldwide, home, and floor transportation to and from the USA, orientations, books, cultural actions, meals, mailing and incidental allowances; and housing and subsistence.
Members are liable for bills associated to the applying course of (copying, mailing, pictures, and so on.), passport charges, and spending cash for souvenirs, phone calls, and different private gadgets in the USA.
Members will journey to the USA on J-1 trade customer visas offered by way of this program. By accepting this visa, individuals will probably be topic to a two-year dwelling residency requirement, that means they have to return to and reside of their dwelling nation for a complete of two years earlier than they might be eligible for an immigrant or momentary employee U.S. visa. This doesn’t limit different sorts of visas, nevertheless, so this may not forestall you from with the ability to apply for a scholar visa to attend college, for instance.
Who’s eligible to use and the way will they be chosen?
The individuals are anticipated to be extremely motivated and exemplary undergraduate college students from faculties, universities, and different establishments of upper schooling. Whereas all candidates may have a robust curiosity in public coverage, their fields of research would possibly differ, and may embody disciplines resembling Politics, Regulation, Engineering, Drugs, Science, Biotechnology, Enterprise, Economics, Worldwide Growth, Administration, and others.
College students will probably be evaluated on the next traits:
- Presently enrolled in a public faculty/college or learning in a personal establishment on a scholarship/monetary help.
- have a robust curiosity in public coverage
- be fluent in English
- be between 18 and 25 years of age
- have a minimum of one semester remaining of their college research and be dedicated to returning dwelling to finish their diploma
- exhibit robust management qualities
- point out a severe curiosity in studying about the USA
- have a sustained excessive degree of educational achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and trainer suggestions
- have exhibit dedication to neighborhood and extracurricular college actions
- have little or no prior research or journey expertise in the USA or elsewhere outdoors of their dwelling nation
- be mature, accountable, impartial, assured, open-minded, tolerant, considerate, and inquisitive
- be keen and capable of totally take part in an intensive tutorial program, neighborhood service, and academic journey
- be comfy with campus life, ready to share residing lodging, and capable of make changes to cultural and social practices completely different from these of their dwelling nation.
How do I apply?
Full an utility kind and submit it to IslamabadExchanges@state.gov by December 14, 2014. Solely emailed purposes will probably be thought of for assessment. Take particular care in answering the essay questions. When E-mailing the Utility kindly use the next format for Topic line: Applicant Title, Title of Establishment, Metropolis by which you research.
In case you are making use of for SUSI for Pupil Leaders on Girls Management, comply with the identical directions above. The individuals for each the packages are chosen from the identical pool of purposes.
Whereas answering the query please be conscious of the phrase restrict.
The Public Affairs Part will contact the candidates chosen for interviews primarily based on the standards above, as demonstrated within the utility. Interviews will happen in late December 2014 at a location specified to the shortlisted candidates at a later date. Solely shortlisted candidates will probably be contacted.
The listing of finalists and alternates will probably be introduced by Finish February 2015.
And after that…?
The chosen individuals might want to receive passports and apply for U.S. visas with the help of the Public Affairs Part of the U.S. Embassy.
College students will obtain orientation supplies within the weeks previous to the beginning of this system to assist put together them for this system and their journey to the USA. Members may have a possibility to talk with the Public Affairs Part about this system.
Members will journey to the USA for the Institute in the summertime of 2015.
Thanks in your curiosity in this system and good luck along with your purposes!