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Global Women's Leadership Institute 2013


Saint Mary’s College was selected for a grant by the US State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to conduct a Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for undergraduate women leaders from Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Iraq, and Tunisia on Women and Leadership. 

Welcome, participants! 



U.S. academic institutions around the country host foreign undergraduate leaders for the five-to-six week long Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders (SUSI). These programs provide participants with intensive academic studies, an educational tour of other regions of the country, local community service activities, and opportunities to engage with their American peers. The SUSI for Women’s Leadership, in particular, focuses on the history and participation of women in public life in the United States. According to the program’s intention, participants will:

  • Develop leaderships skills in areas such as critical thinking, communication, decision-making, and managerial abilities, and

  • Be able to place these abilities in the context of the history and participation of women in U.S. politics, economics, culture and society.

The Saint Mary's Educating Tomorrow's Global Women Leaders Institute consisted of four weeks of intensive academic study of U.S. women’s history, leadership, and intercultural skills on campus, followed by a week of educational travel, and culminating with a conference in Washington, DC. This was the second year for the Saint Mary's Institute which was held June 22 through July 27, 2013.

If you have any further questions, email: cwil@saintmarys.edu

For More Information on the Saint Mary's program visit:

Program Overview
Meet the Faculty and Staff
Meet the Student Coordinators
Participant Information


WNIT Public Television

Experience Michiana, July 16, 2013

South Bend Tribune article, August 24, 2013

Bridging Cultures Through Community Service by Kaitlyn Rabach


For Information on the US State Department Exchange Program visit:






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