The United States Embassy in Armenia is pleased to announce the Study of the United States Institutes Summer 2015. The program is designed as a rigorous five to six-week faculty level seminar hosted at U.S. universities for multinational professional groups (see eligibility criteria below). The purpose of the institutes is to provide participants from countries worldwide with a deeper understanding of American society, culture, and institutions, past and present, in order to strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the U.S. in college, university, and secondary school classrooms abroad. This year SEVEN institute programs are offered:
Eligibility: Applicants should be citizens and residents of Armenia, mid-career, typically between the ages of about 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced professionals from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations (non-for-profits, think tanks etc.) as well as secondary school educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, department chairs, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, to be considered for the Institute for Secondary School Educators). The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with little or no recent study experience in the U.S., whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into its curricula; to develop new courses in the subject of the institute; to enhance and update existing courses on the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. studies areas related to the program theme.