SUSI on Social Entrepreneurship at UTC
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- River City Company
- CO.LAB and The Edney Center
- The JumpFund
- July 8th – Atlanta, GA – Students will visit the World of Coke and The Center for Civil and Human Rights
- July 15th - Huntsville, AL – Students will visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
- July 22nd – Nashville, TN – Students will visit the Tennessee State Capitol and Frist Museum of Art.
Staff Contact Information
- Takeo Suzuki, Executive Director (Advising/Emergency contact) Office: 423-425-4759 / Takeo-Suzuki@utc.edu
- Heather Delbridge, Program Director (Program Management/Programs and Events/Emergency Contact) Office: 423-425-5936/ Heather-Delbridge@utc.edu
- Savannah Roder, Program Coordinator (Student Relations/Programs and Events/Emergency Contact) / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Robert Dooley / Executive Academic Director
- Social Entrepreneurship: Dr. Philip Roundy (Course syllabus available here.)
- American Intercultural Studies in Business: Dr. Frank Butler (Course syllabus available here.)
- Management and Diversity: Dr. Katherine Karl (Course syllabus available here.) & Dr. Gail Dawson (Course syllabus available here.)
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 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.
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.