Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) draw upon Yale University’s extensive collections and associations to advance understanding of international and world regional issues for the purpose of enhancing classroom instruction. PIER’s summer institutes are intensive, interdisciplinary programs. Each institute includes lectures and seminars by leading scholars from Yale and other institutions; films; workshops; field trips and site visits; hands-on cultural activities; pedagogy and strategy sessions; and an exploration of technological resources. STI participants may choose from one of two programs to learn the latest scholarship in these areas and to develop curriculum in collaboration with colleagues from around the nation.