Money & Banking

All program costs are covered including your meals, transportation to and from the College, and program-sponsored field trips and aactivities. All required textbooks and reading materials will be provided for you. Additionally, you will receive an allowance that facilitates the purchase of additional books during your stay. With a $100 mailing allowance, we will also help you mail these books home at the end of your stay, before departing on the field trip.

The program provides you with a daily stipend of $10 to cover incidental costs. In addition you will receive an allowance to support some of your meals/snacks when you are away from home and on the study tours; however, most meals will be provided.

You will be responsible for all personal expenses such as the purchase of souvenirs.

It is recommended that any money you bring with you be in the form of bank (ATM) cards or credit cards. Major credit cards (Visa, American Express, MasterCard) are widely accepted throughout the United States. Automated teller machines (ATMs) are also widely available and allow you to withdraw cash from your personal bank at home. Please confer with your bank before departure.


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.