Farewell Banquet

Kyrgyzstan dancers participate in Farewell Banquet performance at Green River College.

The Farewell Banquet features performances that highlight the culture and talent of the SUSI participants. The 2016 Banquet featured women student leaders from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

2016 SUSI participants from Kazakhstan perform a traditional swan dance.

2016 SUSI participants from Kyrgyzstan perform a traditional dance.

2016 SUSI participants from Tajikistan share their wedding tradition and dance.

2016 SUSI participants from Turkmenistan perform a traditional dance and wedding ceremony.

2016 SUSI participant from Uzbekistan shares a poem.


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 Program Director

Dr. Vivette Beuster
+1 (253) 288-3343 (office phone at college)
+1 (253) 326-1989 (cell phone)

Institute participants may receive mail at the following address:

Megan Swanson
c/o International Programs and Extended Learning
Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092 USA

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