Hello Everyone who is interested in applying for SUSI Exchange Program 2018. Upon receiving so request messages from all Pakistani Students who are interested to apply for SUSI Summer Exchange Program 2018 here i am going to share some Frequently Asked Questions. These questions have been answered by the officials of this summer exchange program.

What degree of English proficiency should a nominee have?

All participants must be fully proficient in English; throughout the Institute they will need to fully understand lectures, actively participate in discussions, and read and write assignments in English.

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Can someone who is a dual citizen (U.S. and country of origin) participate in Study of
the U.S. Institutes?

No. U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) are NOT eligible to participate in this program.

How much free time will a participant have during the program?

There will be some free time during the program. However, participants MUST understand that this is an intensive
academic program and they are expected to fully participate in all lectures, activities, site visits,
and scheduled events.

If a participant has relatives in the U.S., would he/she have time to see them?

Participants will NOT be allowed to leave the Institute to visit relatives or friends. Occasionally it is possible
for a relative or friend to visit the participant on a specific day designated by the host institution
if the schedule permits.

Can a participant arrive early/late or stay after the Institute?

No. Participants who choose to travel to the United States on a Study of the U.S. Institute are required to abide by the terms and conditions of the program. These terms state clearly that student leaders may NOT arrive in
the United States before the program start date or remain in the country after the close of the

Can a graduate student participate in this Institute?

No. Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders are designed exclusively for undergraduate students with at least one remaining semester of study.

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Can a participant miss one part or component of the Institute?

No. All participants are expected to participate in all scheduled lectures, events, site visits, trips, and activities.

How much money will participants need to bring for the program?

The Study of the U.S. Institutes cover all basic costs of an individual’s participation including transportation, lodging, and meals. Generally, host institutions provide for meals through a combination of a cafeteria
meal plan, a pre-loaded debit card for use at local restaurants, and/or a cash allowance to permit
participants to purchase food for cooking.

Participants should not expect to receive any spending money from the Institute. Participants should bring their own spending money if they wish to purchase souvenirs or other items during their time in the United States.

One of our SUSI alumni has a sibling who would like to apply for the SUSI
program. Can he/she apply?

Priority will be given to nominees who are unrelated to past SUSI participants. Posts should make every effort to recruit and nominate candidates from diverse backgrounds, areas, and universities.

Are participants permitted to smoke during the Institute?

Yes. However, participants should be aware that many places in the United States now prohibit smoking. Smoking in such places could be considered a violation of the law. Some places that may prohibit smoking are  university housing, classrooms, office buildings, restaurants, public parks, and other locations. Smoking laws will vary from location to location so participants who smoke should look for designated smoking areas.

Will applicants with disabilities be considered?

Yes, the Study of the U.S. Branch welcomes applications for individuals with disabilities.

Can someone who has been to the U.S. before; would he/she be disqualified?

No. Individuals with very minimal experience in the United States may be considered for the
program. However, priority will be given to those with no previous experience in the United

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Reference: https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/susi-2018/