Civic Engagement

This Study of the US Institute provides future leaders with an overview of how citizens have individually and collectively shaped US history, government and society. The Civic Engagement SUSI is hosted by the University of South Carolina.

The academic programme examines the development of civic engagement in the USA, exploring topics and concepts such as:

  • Citizenship
  • Community building
  • Economic development
  • Grassroots activism
  • Political leadership
  • Volunteering
  • Civil rights
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • The media

Students have the opportunity to meet with community leaders, entrepreneurs and representatives of non-profit organisations outside of the classroom.

For the one-week educational tour, participants network with local, state, private and not-for-profit organisations working in the field. The SUSI concludes with a visit to Washington DC.

Programmes will run from June 27 - August 1 2018.