Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion,
Promotion of International Understanding,
Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Mission: The fund for american studies (tfas) seeks to create a brighter, more prosperous future by preparing young people for leadership and teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy (see schedule o). Founded in 1967, tfas organizes programs for college and university students from the united states, europe, the middle east, asia and latin america who are on paths toward leadership in public policy, journalism, international affairs, business, government and related fields. Our goal is to prepare these young people to serve as honorable leaders by educating them in the ideas most conducive to individual freedom, human achievement and personal responsibility.
Programs: Capital semester program:this program is designed for undergraduate students interested in u. S. Politics, american government, and journalism. This program offers 12 hours of coursework at george mason university. It also offers internships and site briefings at places such as the white house, the u. S. Capitol, and the state department. Students meet leaders and government officials, hear from policy-makers at regular guest lectures, and interact with d. C. Professionals through networking activities. Courses are accredited by george mason university.
engalitcheff institute on comparative political and economic systems (icpes):one of washington's top academic and internship programs, icpes has provided undergraduates with the ultimate washington, dc summer experience for more than forty years. As part of the institute experience, icpes students attend academic classes and briefings at various sites around washington, including the white house, congress, the federal reserve, and the state department. Additionally, students attend the walter judd lecture series featuring notable leaders and policy makers discussing today's critical issues.
institute on political journalism (ipj):one of washington's top academic and internship programs, ipj selects many of the best undergraduate journalism students in the country to attend this institute each summer, where they attend classes in economics, ethics, and leadership and also serve in internships in major news organizations. Participants also attend regular briefings at principal news sites such as the u. S. House of representatives, the white house, and the state department.