Monday, September 13, 2010




The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Scholar Institutes are designed to strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States overseas.

Application deadline: October 31, 2010.

INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION: Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of American society, culture and institutions. These Institutes host multinational groups of university faculty or secondary school educators. Each Institute is thematically focused on a field or topic of U.S. studies. Participants interact with American scholars, meet with experts in their disciplines, visit civic institutions, and explore the diversity and culture of the United States.

The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.

  • The Institute on U.S. Culture and Society
  • The Institute on American Politics and Political Thought
  • The Institute on Contemporary American Literature
  • The Institute on U.S. Foreign Policy
  • The Institute on Journalism and Media
  • The Institute on Religious Pluralism in the United States
  • The Institute for Secondary School Educators

For information about this program and others, please visit the website of the

Monday, September 6, 2010

Holidays and non working Days

The American Corners in Macedonia will be closed on:

Monday, September 6, in Observance of Labor Day.

Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 6 in 2010). Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest. In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.

Wednesday, September 8, in observance of Macedonian Independence

The Independence Day (Ден на независноста) in the Republic of Macedonia is celebrated on 8 September. It has been a national holiday since 1991, when a Referendum for Independence took place. The Republic of Macedonia gained its independence from Yugoslavia, where it was a federal state, and became a sovereign parliamentary democracy.

Thursday, September 9, in observance of Ramazan Bajram

Ramazan Bajram is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.Fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility, and spirituality.

September Monthly Programs!

American Corner Stip

American Corner Tetovo

American Corner Bitola

American Corner Skopje