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The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Europe (SUSI) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by FHI 360, in partnership with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Welcome to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga! Center for Global Education 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, sponsored by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered by FHI 360, is an intensive academic programs for undergraduate students from Europe.  Institutes, which are hosted by universities across the U.S., focus on a theme and its 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 host the Social Entrepreneurship Institute. 

Pre-departure material available here.

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.

The countries represented include: Belarus, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Ukraine.

Program Dates: from Wednesday, June 28, 2017 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Program calendar available here.

Program Information

  • Week 1: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
  • Week 2: American Intercultural Studies in Business 
  • Week 3: Management and Diversity
  • Week 4: Study Tour in New York – FHI 360 Capstone Seminar in Washington, D.C

Entrepreneurial Engagements

  • River City Company
  • CO.LAB and The Edney Center
  • INCubator
  • The JumpFund
  • Causeway

Day Trips

Staff Contact Information

Academic Instructors

 Student Mentors - learn more about them here

  • Abdul Alenezi
  • Rhys Cooper
  • Thomas Davis
  • Jessica Neill
  • Will Patterson
  • April Shaw

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.