Join our mailing list today!

* indicates required

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use MailChimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to MailChimp for processing. Learn more about MailChimp's privacy practices here.

Home » Programs



The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) was founded in 1967 to help instill in young people an appreciation for the American form of government and the free-enterprise system. TFAS offers students a comprehensive education that includes unique academic courses for credit, professional development and internships that provide hands-on experience. The ultimate objective is to encourage the vibrant, engaged citizenship that is necessary for a healthy democracy.

My TFAS experience in D.C. has forever changed my outlook toward a free society, democracy and my future. I have grown both personally and professionally.” – Winston Pierre (IPJ 14)

Today, TFAS conducts summer and semester-length academic programs in Washington, D.C. as well as international programs in the Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Latin America. These programs are led by outstanding faculty who present the ideas of freedom in the context of a particular region or field of study.

Additionally, TFAS hosts multiple programs to continue the education of its alumni after they have completed the institutes. TFAS also organizes journalism conferences around the country each year and sponsors award programs to encourage honest and objective journalism.

Our Faculty

Since its founding, TFAS has specialized in offering college courses that engage students in a rigorous examination of the values of a free society. For many students, TFAS professors provide a unique window to ideas or subject matter not covered at their home universities. That's why we take such care in hiring our faculty. We seek professors who have a passion for our mission and offer a dynamic teaching style that connects with young people to bring the ideas of liberty to life.

International Programs


Economics and Leadership Programs for High School Students

TFAS strategic partner, the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE), is a national leader in conducting economic education programs for high school students and working with teachers to develop lesson plans and exercises for teaching economics.