Institutes for the Study of the U.S. 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 a particular theme or topic in American studies. 18-30
foreign educators participate in each Summer Institute.
of these institutes is to 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.
Study of the U.S. Branch is currently seeking proposals from U.S.
colleges and universities to conduct the following Institutes in the
summer of 2000:
1. The U.S. Political System: Origin,
Structure and Contemporary Issues
2. The Cultural Geography of the United
States: American Regions
3. The United States Through Literature:
Content and Method in American Studies
information on the program and on submitting a proposal, please click
the Summer of 1999,
the following Institutes for educators were offered:
Study of the U.S. Institutes for professionals were also held:
Studies for Ministry of Foreign Affairs Officials
New School University
Science Research & Public Policy
for Ukrainian Social Scientists
University of Kansas
for Ministry of Foreign Affairs Officials was intended to familiarize
foreign government officials with issues in contemporary U.S. society
and their relationship to the development of current U.S. foreign
and economic policies. The institute for Ukranian social scientists
focused on social science research methodology and was held in cooperation
with the European Union.
applicants should contact the Public Affairs Office at the United
States Embassy or Fulbright
Commission in their home country for more information.
The Study of the U.S. Branch only accepts nominations submitted by
U.S. Embassies or Fulbright Commissions.