Educators and Professionals Can Examine World Issues at Yale Summer Program

Beginning July 7, Yale’s Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies (YCIAS) will offer four concurrent courses – Summer Institutes – examining the background of particular world issues.

The four Institutes – “The Teaching of Africa,” “The First World War and the 20th Century,” “Portraits of Contemporary Puerto Rican Communities” and “Understanding Global Issues: National Security in Today’s World” – are open to educators and related professionals at all levels, from elementary school through college. The one- or two-week Institutes will take place at YCIAS in Henry R. Luce Hall on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut. A fifth course, “Chinese Ethnicity: Visual and Personal Encounters,” a mini-seminar on the use of films in teaching about China, will be offered from July 14-17.

The Institutes offer participants the opportunity to work with leading scholars, practitioners, policy-makers and diplomats. Through a combination of lectures, seminars, films and videos, workshops and field trips, the program exposes students to the most up-to-date research on major global issues and provides the means to review and evaluate resources for teaching about them.

The Institutes are designed to assist school systems nationwide to meet international education requirements. Yale University is an authorized provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and participants in each Institute can receive up to six units. Tuition ranges from $250 to $400, depending upon the length of the program, and includes all books and materials. Financial assistance may be available for some Institutes. For further information, go to, call 203-432-6253 or email

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