Since its founding, TFAS has recognized the importance of international exchange in the preparation of young people for leadership and advocacy of freedom. TFAS encourages cross-border interaction among international students through the international programs.
With the fall of the Berlin Wall, TFAS provided scholarships that enabled university students from Central and Eastern Europe to attend the institutes in Washington. The number of students seeking these scholarships to study in the U.S. was so great that TFAS began establishing institutes abroad. Learn more about these programs at www.TFASinternational.org
American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) in Prague, Czech Republic: With the collapse of communism, a tremendous need arose to reach young people in Central and Eastern Europe with the ideas of a free society. Since 1993, AIPES has offered students from Central and Eastern Europe and the United States the opportunity to study democracy and free markets. Learn More at www.TFASinternational.org/AIPES
Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) in Hong Kong: Established in 2002, AIPE promotes the principles of economic opportunity, democracy and individual responsibility in Asia and fosters an understanding of the American system of government. Outstanding university students from Asia join select American students to study political and economic principles and how those ideas relate to development and trade. Learn More at www.TFASinternational.org/AIPE
Institute for Leadership in the Americas (ILA) in Santiago, Chile: Established in 2008, ILA teaches university students from the Americas about constitutional government, the rule of law, the institutions of private property and a market economy. Once armed with the knowledge and truth, the students' natural penchant for entrepreneurship and personal freedom can be the wellspring for new leadership in their communities and throughout the region. Learn More at www.TFASinternational.org/ILA