SUSI Student Ambassador Application

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 virtually hosting 20 undergraduate students from five countries (Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Colombia) in June - July 2021. During the program, 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 virtually meet and spend time with all 20 SUSI students but will be matched three to four specific SUSI participants whom they will support throughout the program. Between June and July 2021, ambassadors should be available for the following:

  • A pre-program training early June 2021
  • Virtual leadership sessions
  • Virtual cultural activities with the participants
  • Community service activity
  • Assist participants with their capstone projects
  • Facilitate zoom breakout sessions

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

SUSI Ambassadors will receive a stipend at the end of the program. All ambassador admission fees during program activities are covered by NNIC.

Please complete the online application form, and contact Nilufer Leuthold, Program Coordinator, with questions. The application deadline is June 7, 2021.

Apply to be an ambassador