SUSI Student Ambassador Application

About the SUSI program

The Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on the Rule of Law and Public Service is a program designed and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and administered by Northern Nevada International Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Within the scope of the program, University of Nevada, Reno is hosting 20 undergraduate students form four countries (Poland-Colombia-Malaysia-Bangladesh) in Reno between June 22nd - July 21st, 2019. While here, the participants study leadership, Judicial process and project-planning, and participate in volunteer and service activities, leadership workshops, and cultural excursions.

SUSI Ambassadors are University of Nevada, Reno students who receive training and experience in leadership, planning, teamwork, and citizen diplomacy. Ambassadors are an integral part of the SUSI program and act as cultural liaisons, peer mentors, friends and leaders during the international participants' time in Reno. As a SUSI Ambassador you can learn new skills, have fun, make friends, build your resume, and support NNIC's mission to inspire cross-cultural friendship and understanding on campus and in our community.

Role of a SUSI ambassador

Ambassadors will have the opportunity to meet and spend time with all 20 SUSI students, but will be matched one to two specific SUSI participants whom they will support throughout the program. Between June 22 and July 21, 2019, Ambassadors should be available for the following:

  • A pre-program training from 1-4 pm on Monday, June 10th, 2019.
  • 3-5 service, leadership, and social activities per week (total of 4-8 hours each week. Some events are optional, many are required.)
  • A site and cultural trip to Lake Tahoe, Saturday, July 13th, 2019.
  • A site and cultural trip to Carson City Stewart Indian School, and Virginia City Trip, Saturday, July 20th.
  • Community service with Food Bank of Northern Nevada July 12th, 2019.
  • Community service at Eddy House July 8th, 2019 and more.

Ambassadors are invited to attend the series of leadership workshops alongside participants throughout the program.

SUSI Ambassadors will receive a stipend of $ 1000 at the end of the program. All Ambassador admission fees during program activities are provided by NNIC.

Please complete the information below, and contact Nilufer Leuthold, Program Coordinator, with questions. Application deadline Thursday, June 6th, 2019.

Apply to be an ambassador