to the UCLA-ISOP Summer Institute for
Educators. For the past nineteen summers, International Studies and Overseas Programs (ISOP) at
UCLA have offered academic enrichment and professional development opportunities
to hundreds of local K-12 educators. The
Institute features five separate seminars focusing on
Africa, East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Europe and Russia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and
ISOP, the Institute incorporates a multidisciplinary area studies approach and offers analyses of major themes related to each global region, comparative and cross-regional perspectives, sessions dedicated to curriculum and resources, the Internet and New Media, as well as field trips, film presentations, and cultural activities.