The Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) 2016 scholars returned to their home countries in August. While in the United States, SUSI scholars visited Media outlets across the country and networked with Ohio University professors and media professionals. They brought diverse experiences, courses, and backgrounds. There were a total of 18 scholars from 18 countries from five continents. It was a socially and regionally diverse and talented group with unique academic specializations and interests. The SUSI summer institute is funded by an annual renewable grant from the U.S. Department of State's Study of the U.S. Branch in the Office of Academic Exchange Programs. The Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) at Ohio University, administered the six-week summer program. The IIJ reached out to see what the scholars were doing back home at their home institutions. To no surprise, the scholars are doing amazing things back home and working to incorporate what they learned in the SUSI program (in the United States) into their professional and personal lives.
Dr. Amel Abuzaid (Sudan) with Dr. Kofi Obeng-Asiedu, Program Officer at the U.S. Department of State.
Dr. Ashfara Haque, University of Development, Bangladesh, with Dr. Kofi Obeng-Asiedu, Program Officer at the U.S. Department of State.