Are you interested in a career in international affairs? Do you want to discuss complex contemporary issues in a diverse academic setting? Are you eager to visit Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) is the program for you. Stand out in the competitive global job market and in graduate school admissions by gaining invaluable international experience this summer!
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has organized international academic institutes for more than 25 years. Our objective is to provide a rigorous academic experience, foster dialogues that cross borders, and create a global network of responsible future leaders.
AIPES is a unique program that brings together approximately 100-110 students from North America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia to explore fundamental issues related to political philosophy, political economy, and conflict management. The wide range of nationalities, religions, and ethnicities represented at AIPES gives participants the chance to interact, learn, and share their experiences in ways that can benefit their educational and professional development.
Our comprehensive package includes academic credit through Charles University, one of Europe's oldest and most prestigious universities and our partner since 1993, as well as housing, most meals, a variety of notable guest lectures, cultural and social events, and opportunities for professional development and networking.
Students who complete AIPES graduate into a global network of over 17,000 TFAS alumni. You can find TFAS alumni living and working in some of the world's most exciting cities, including Washington DC, New York, London, Paris, Beirut, Hong Kong, Beijing, Buenos Aires, and Santiago, to name just a few. Graduates of our institutes are able to use this vast network to opens doors that have lead to life changing opportunities in various corners of the world.
Come join us this summer for this once in a lifetime opportunity to study in the beautiful, historical European capital of Prague, Czech Republic!
Participants can earn 9 ECTS credits from Charles University after successfully completing our four courses: conflict management, political economy, political philosophy, and ethics in society.
Extra Scholarship Funding Available from Citizens of the Following Countries:
The AIPES 2019 Institute Dates are July 13 - August 3. Get more details here and read about all of the exciting aspects of AIPES.
Early Application Deadline: January 31
Deadline For Applicants Needing a Czech Visa: March 15
Final Deadline For All Other Applicants: April 1