Program History

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This is our fourteenth year of hosting a SUSI Leadership Institute and as a result we have made many wonderful friends in South Asia, North Africa, and Central Asia. We very much look forward to meeting you and learning more about you, your country and culture. You will have the opportunity to join the ranks of some very accomplished alums and network with other past program participants in the U.S. Department of State-sponsored exchange program alumni network. Consider that about 30% of the current world leaders have participated in programs such as these in the United States.

View testimonials from Green River College SUSI alumnae here: Womens leadership alumni


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.