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 6-16 -
The Teaching of Africa (African Studies)
July 6-9 / July 10-30 - (China) - CLOSED TO FURTHER APPLICATIONS
Ethnicity and Social Change in Silk Road Regions of Western China / Field Study for Educators in Western China (East Asian Studies)
July 6-13 -
Immigration, Ethnicity, and Religion in Europe / Yale-Hopkins Summer Seminar 2010 (European Studies)
July 6-9 / July 11-22 - (Ecuador) - CLOSED TO FURTHER APPLICATIONS
Ecuador: A Land of Diversity / Field Study for Educators to Ecuador (Latin American Studies)
July 14-16 - NCSS-PIER Conference
"Innovative Approaches to the Teaching of World History"
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.
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.
The Institute directors encourage all participants, even in-state participants, to stay in residence at Yale or local hotel because the Institutes are intensive, with daily reading assignments and evening activities. The residential experience and the camaraderie it fosters deepen the total Institute experience.
On-campus Housing: Participants wishing to stay on campus should contact Yale Conference Services directly to make their room reservations (and parking arrangements, if needed) at https://www.regonline.com/pier. Payment must be made using a credit card.
Hotel Choices in New Haven: Participants wishing to stay in a hotel should contact the hotel directly. See http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/pier/housing.htm for information on area hotels.
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.