The Fund for American Studies organizes the academic program “American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES)” in Prague, Czech Republic, giving students from North America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia the opportunity to explore fundamental issues related to political philosophy, political economy, and conflict management. The wide range of nationalities, religions and ethnicities represented at AIPES gives participants the chance to interact, learn and share their experiences in ways that can benefit their educational and professional development.

Upon successful completion of AIPES, students will receive six ECTS credit hours (equal to three US credit hours) through Charles University, one of Europe’s most prestigious universities and academic partner of the Institution since 1993. The final deadline to apply is April 1, 2019.

For more information, including how to apply, students can visit the Insitute online at or email the Program Director, Matt Kwasiborski at

Program Dates: July 13 – August 3, 2019

Final Deadline: April 1

Scholarship Funding Available