The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) was founded in 1967 to help instill in young people an appreciation for the American form of government and the free enterprise system. TFAS sponsors Institutes that teach college students about the principles and values upon which the United States was founded.
The following Institutes are held each summer around the world and are sponsored in part by Georgetown University:
- American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES)
Based in Prague, Czech Republic for students from Central and Eastern European Countries and the United States.
- International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES)
Based in Crete, Greece, for students from the Eastern Mediterranean region and the United States.
- Asia Institute on Political Economy (AIPE)
Based in Hong Kong, for students from countries in Asia and the United States.
- European Journalism Institute (EJI)
Week-long seminar based in Prague, Czech Republic for both working and student journalists from Europe.
- The Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems
For students interested in public policy, international affairs, and economics.
- The Institute on Political Journalism
For students looking to pursue a career in journalism, communications, and PR
- The Bryce Harlow Institute on Business and Government Affairs
For students interested in lobbying, associations, and government affairs offices
- The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
For students looking to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector, volunteering, and fundraising.
Fall and Spring Semesters:
- Capital Semester
For students looking to spend their fall or spring semester gain public policy experience in our nation's capital while studying at Georgetown University.
For more information about the DC Institutes, please visit www.dcinternships.org.For more information about The Fund for American Studies, please visit www.tfas.org.