The MacMillan Center's PIER Summer Institutes have been providing continuing education and professional development for educators for more than twenty years.
The PIER institutes are intensive, interdisciplinary programs. Each institute includes lectures and seminars by leading scholars and experts from Yale and other institutions; films; workshops; field trips and site visits; hands-on cultural activities; teaching resource and strategy sessions; and sessions on technological resources for teaching about these world areas.
July 5-17 - The Teaching of Africa (African Studies)
July 5-17 - Understanding Medvedev’s Russia (European Studies)
July 5-17 - Latin America and the Cold War (Latin American Studies)
July 5-17 - Health and Conflict in the Middle East (Middle East Studies)
July 15-17 - NCSS-PIER Conference "Innovative Approaches to Teaching World History and World Cultures"
July 2-August 3 - Fulbright-Hays GPA to Russia (European Studies)
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Institutes are open to educators, executives and media. (back to top)
All institutes are designed in accordance with nationwide Continuing Education Units standards. Yale is an authorized CEU provider (No. 716). Up to 8 CEU’s will be awarded upon successful completion of any of the institutes. (back to top)
Registration and Fees
Tuition for the institutes vary depending upon length of the program, and includes the cost of books and materials. (See course listings for individual tuition/fee schedules). Meals and parking are extra. Limited scholarship aid in the form of tuition waivers may be available. Additional fees may be required to cover the cost of group meals on field trips or special events. (back to top)
A variety of housing plans at local hotels or in Yale campus housing and meal plans at Yale are available. (back to top)
The institutes are held on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut. Most activities take place in Luce Hall, the home of The MacMillan Center, though other activities may take place in the various libraries & galleries on campus as well as in other locations. Most institutes include at least one off-campus field trip. (back to top)