Clothing & Weather

What to expect

Photo of SUSI 2015 participants at Northwest Trek.

What weather can you expect?

Summers in the Northwest are usually sunny with little rain and low humidity. The average daytime maximum temperature may be around 20-25 degrees Celsius with nighttime lows at 10-12 degrees Celsius. Please bring a jacket and some warmer clothes for the cooler evenings. The classrooms are air-conditioned and sometimes the students find it a little cold, so we recommend that you bring a light jacket with you each day. Also please bring some comfortable shoes for walking. Dress is mostly casual, but please do bring some of your traditional clothes for special occasions, the cultural fair in Washington D.C., and the Farewell Banquet.


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

Beth Carter

SUSI Administrative Director

Megan Swanson

+1 (253) 931-6845 (office phone)




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