The 2012 Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues (summer)
The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem announces
The 2012 Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders
on Global Environmental Issues (summer)
The Institute on Global Environmental Issues explores the role that environmental policy has played in the economic and political development of the U. S. It will use experiential learning techniques to expose participants to current themes in the field, including natural resource management, sustainable development/sustainable agricultural practices, food security, ecotourism, energy generation (new and traditional forms), and water management and treatment. The issues will be explored from numerous angles: local grassroots activism and civic initiatives, market-oriented approaches, and federal government policies and regulations. The Institute will also examine the relationship between environmental security and national security. Finally, the Institute explores environmental issues in the context of a globalized society.
The program will take place over the course of five weeks from around June 30 to July 28, 2012. It is fully sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the Department of State in Washington D.C. The US Consulate will cover all travel logistics to the US. ECA will cover all participant costs, including: program administration; domestic travel and ground transportation; book, cultural, mailing and incidental allowances; and housing and subsistence. Educational travel to other parts of the United States, local site visits, and volunteer opportunities will complement the coursework and classroom activities.
• Holders of American passports or green cards are not eligible.
• Disciplines of applicant: Environment, Agriculture, Biology, Ecotourism, Engineering,
• Environmental Law, Environmental Science, International Affairs, Public Policy, and Sustainable Development.
• Fluent in English to enable active participation in the academic program.
• Be between 18 to 25 years of age;
• Have at least one semester remaining in their university studies and be committed to returning home to complete their degree;
• Have had little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside
• of their home country;
• Participants are expected to participate fully in the academic program.
Nomination Deadline and inquiries:
Application Deadline: No later than November 16th, 2011
West Bank/East Jerusalem residents: Tel: (02) 622-7172/ email: email@example.com
Gaza residents: Tel: 08-2864-623 or 0599-677-317 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attachment: Study of the United States Institutes Programs (SUSI) Nomination Form