Study of the United States Institutes are six-week academic programs for multinational groups of university faculty from abroad. Institutes are held at university campuses throughout the United States and focus on particular themes or topics in American studies. Approximately 18-30 foreign educators participate in each institute.
These institutes strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions overseas. Each program includes two components: an intensive, four-week academic seminar and a two-week study tour designed to reinforce the academic content of the seminar. Cultural activities of all kinds complement the programs and help to increase the participants’ understanding of U.S. society.