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 The Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders from Europe is funded by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered by FHI 360.

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Welcome to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga! The Office of International Programs is the central office that will assist you during your time at UTC. This website has been prepared to introduce you to the SUSI on Social Entrepreneurship at UTC, the host university, the city of Chattanooga, and to the resources available to support you during your time at UTC.


 SUSI on Social Entrepreneurship at UTC

The Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders from Europe, funded by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered by FHI 360, is designed to enable three cohorts of twenty-two (22) undergraduate students from Europe to attend intensive academic programs at three U.S. host institutions.  Each student will participate in a five-week program that includes classroom instruction and active educational opportunities related to one of the following themes: Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues, or Social Entrepreneurship. Institutes will focus on a theme and their expression in contemporary American life as shaped by historical and current political, social, and economic issues. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been selected to present the Social Entrepreneurship theme. 

Find complete pre-departure information here (PDF)

Social Entrepreneurship. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will provide a launching pad for the next generation of entrepreneurial ideas that change minds, influence processes, positively change the world through the exploration of social entrepreneurship, across the socio-economic, cultural and geographic landscapes. The University will expose participants to current themes in studies of social entrepreneurship, including social justice, diversity, American intercultural studies, and leadership in community development. The issues will be explored from numerous angles: local grassroots activism and civic initiatives, market-oriented approaches, and federal government policies and regulation. The Institute will explore social entrepreneurship in the context of a globalized society, and draw comparisons between the United States and the participants’ home countries. The Institute will also provide opportunities for participants to engage with policy makers, individuals in technical positions, community representatives, indigenous leaders, and other key actors committed to the promotion and management of social entrepreneurship.

Program Dates: from Saturday, June 18, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016

The countries represented include: Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, and Ukraine.

Program Information

  • Week 1: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship – Dr. Beverly Brockman & Dr. Philip Roundy
  • Week 2: Diversity and Social Justice – Dr. Kathy Purnell
  • Week 3: American Intercultural Studies in Business and Management – Dr. Frank Butler
  • Week 4: Leadership and Community Development – Dr. Irina Khmelko
  • Week 5: Study Tour in Boston – FHI 360 Capstone Seminar in Washington, D.C.

Community Site Visits

  • Department of Local History – Chattanooga Public Library
  • Hamilton County Family Justice Center
  • River Gorge Trust
  • River City Company

Day Trips: (Dates for these trips may be changed without advance notices.)

Staff Contact Information (watch Welcome Video in Youtube)

  • Lindsey Coe Lanier, Program Director (Program Management/Programs and Events/Emergency Contact)       Office: 423-425-4754 / Lindsey-Lanier@utc.edu 
  • Heather Delbridge, Administrative Coordinator (Student Relations/Programs and Events/Emergency Contact) Office:423-425-4735/ TNY899@mocs.utc.edu
  • Takeo Suzuki, Executive Director (Advising/Emergency Contact)                                                                                   Office: 423-425-4759 / Takeo-Suzuki@utc.edu
  • Dr. Robert Dooley / Executive Academic Director

Academic Instructors

  • Social Entrepreneurship: Dr. Beverly Brockman and Dr. Philip Roundy
  • American Intercultural Studies in Business and Management: Dr. Frank Butler
  • Diversity and Social Justice: Dr. Kathy Purnell
  • Leadership and Community Development: Dr. Irina Khmelko

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with our many regional partners, we offer our students an experiential learning environment graced with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.


 

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 The Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders from Europe is funded by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered by FHI 360.