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PIER-European Studies

PIER-European Studies endeavors to improve Americans’ understanding of the countries of Eastern and Western Europe and the former USSR, from Iceland to Kamchatka. PIER-European Studies presents a variety of professional development programs and field study opportunities, collaborates in international conferences and in student and teacher exchanges, and coordinates a faculty development series.

With the help of a panel of master teachers, PIER-European Studies has run an intensive institute for teachers, administrators, college faculty, and other interested adults, the Yale-Hopkins Summer Seminar, for more than 25 years.

Other outreach efforts include consulting, curriculum evaluation and review, a resource collection, clearinghouse services, language enrichment opportunities for high school students, a speakers' bureau, and translation services.


PIER-European Studies is funded through the Council on European Studies, a United States Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center.

For information on PIER-European Studies, contact Margaret Marcotte.

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