Preparing for your Studies

To make the most of your experience, some advance preparation will help you with your studies and enhance your understanding of the overall Leadership Institute for Women.

SUSI 2016 participant Nigina Nasirova studying 

There will be required readings you must complete before your arrival in the United States. We will send you a link to our online Learning Management System where you can access all reading materials. 


The Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) on Women's Leadership is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA’s mission is "to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly and peaceful relations.

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Contact Us

SUSI Academic Director

Dr. Vivette Beuster

+1 (253) 288-3343 (office phone)
+1 (253) 326-1989 (cell phone)

SUSI Administrative Director

Megan Swanson

+1 (253) 833-9111 x4892 (office phone)
+1 (253) 293-0129 (cell phone)




This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Green River College.