Persia Summer Institute:
From Ancient Persia to Contemporary Iran
  July 15-17th, 2008
Alderwood Conference Center
Irvine, California

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"My knowledge of Persian culture, Iran, and the people is greatly enhanced."
-Persia Summer Institute participant


The Persia Summer Institute is a three-day workshop to familiarize Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) teachers with Persian culture so that they may more accurately represent Persian culture in their classrooms. It is part of the Irvine Public School Foundation's (IPSF) "Program to Advance Cultural Education" (PACE) and is a collaboration between Khayam Persian School Foundation (KPSF), IPSF, and Fullerton International Resources for Students and Teachers (FIRST) at California State University, Fullerton.

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Press about the Persia Summer Institute:

Orange County Register:
Irvine teachers learn about their Persian students

Payam Ashena - Southern California Persian-American Community Magazine:
Irvine Teachers & Persian Culture