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OVERVIEW

Are you interested in a career in international affairs or business?  Do you want to discuss complex contemporary issues in a diverse academic setting? Are you eager to visit Hong Kong, a modern city built on an ancient civilization, where cultures intersect and East meets West?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the Asia Institute on Political Economy (AIPE) is the program for you.  Stand out in the competitive global job market and in graduate school admissions by gaining invaluable international experience this summer!

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has organized international academic programs for more than 20 years.  Our objective is to provide a rigorous academic experience, foster dialogues that cross borders, and create a global network of responsible future leaders.

AIPE is a unique program that brings together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States together to explore fundamental issues related to political economy and government.  The combination of educational, cultural, and social exchange will allow participants to explore challenging ideas, form life-long friendships, and will greatly benefit their educational and professional development.

Our comprehensive package includes academic credit through George Mason University, ranked the #1 up and coming national university by US News and World Report, as well as meals, a variety of notable guest lectures, cultural and social events, and opportunities for professional development and networking.

Students who complete AIPE graduate into a global network of nearly 15,000 TFAS alumni. You can find TFAS alumni living and working in some of the world’s most exciting cities, including Washington DC, New York, London, Paris, Beirut, Hong Kong, Beijing, Buenos Aires, and Santiago, to name just a few. Graduates of our institutes are able to use this vast network to opens doors that have lead to life changing opportunities in various corners of the world.

Come join us this summer for this once in a lifetime opportunity to study in the vibrant and exciting city of Hong Kong!

The summer 2015 program dates are July 4-25, 2015. Get more details here and read about all of the exciting aspects of AIPE.

“The lectures at AIPE were a burst of information, a true melting pot of ideas. [The professors] and the other guest lecturers had an inspiring passion for the topics covered. The students’ eagerness to share ideas and engage in intellectual discourse was very refreshing for me. Everyone’s positive energy towards teaching and learning has reinvigorated my personal interest in the academic field.  AIPE has exposed me to an environment of debates, analysis, critique and questions, something largely lacking in my local university. I hope to be able to bring some of this energy back to my classes, and even for my future undertakings.”

Wong Pui Yi
Malaysia