Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars
Study of the United States Institutes are six-week academic programs for university faculty. 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.