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When TFAS was formed in 1967, one of its six founding objectives was to pursue opportunities for international programs that could plant the ideas of individual liberty in places that had historically provided the least fertile soil.

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When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, TFAS seized the opportunity and began providing scholarships to students from former Soviet Bloc nations to attend its programs in Washington, D.C. The number of students seeking these scholarships became so large that TFAS established its first international program in Prague in 1993.

A person starts thinking differently when their perception is challenged, and that’s what TFAS does, it challenges your perception and opens your mind.”  –Tafhimur Rahman ’18

Today, TFAS sponsors four international programs that help bring the principles of freedom to future leaders all over the world. These programs are led by our outstanding faculty who present the ideas of freedom in the context of a particular region or field of study.

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If you or a young person you know is interested in applying for the TFAS International Programs, please visit our recruitment website at www.TFASinternational.org.


TFAS International Programs News


Embracing the Principles of a Free Society: Highlights from TFAS Santiago 2024

In January, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) returned to Santiago, Chile, to host TFAS Santiago 2024, a two-week program in partnership with the Universidad de los Andes (UANDES). A total of 57 students from 13 countries gathered to study the principles…

Highlights from TFAS International Programs in Prague: Celebrating 30 Years of Global Impact

Celebrating 30 years of academic programs abroad, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) returned to the Czech Republic for its summer programs: the three-week-long TFAS Prague program and the week-long European Journalism Institute (EJI). TFAS Prague and…

30 Years of Global Exchange: TFAS International Programs Continue in Prague

TFAS is ecstatic to celebrate 30 years of TFAS International Programs this year as the week-long European Journalism Institute (EJI) program and the three-week TFAS Prague program kick off in July.