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American Studies

School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

About Program

American Studies an only English Bachelor program, opened in 2002 as a result of cooperation with the U.S. Embassy first time in Georgia at the International Black Sea University, gives chance to Georgian, as well as foreign students to acquire Western-type multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education about the United States envisaging Georgian requirements. The aim of the program is to expose students to different aspects of American life from a diachronic, as well as a synchronic standpoint. The courses of this unique program are delivered by highly qualified Georgian and American outstanding professors and Fulbright scholars from the well-known American Universities invited specially for the program by the U.S. Embassy in Georgia.

Block of Translation. Translation Studies in Georgia is a highly demanded area, which is conditioned by the fact that there is a need for Georgia to establish the close business, educational, cultural, trade, military, and other types of relations with foreign countries, NATO, EU, and similar international organizations. Respectively, educational institutions face completely new challenges. This course in translation studies at the American Studies Program with the view of educating translator-interpreters who will be able to freely and efficiently do written, oral, the simultaneous translation that is highly demanded by the U.S. Embassy in Georgia, where American Studies program students undergo internship and have an employment chance.

Block of American Pop Culture and Public Relations (PR): Provided that the American founder of the public relations education Rax Harlou, the pioneer of this field, has actually established the present-day Public Relations Society Association (PRSA), it was considered reasonable to integrate the Public Relations course within the American Studies program.


– Georgian citizens are admitted to the program by passing Unified National Exams (detailed information is available at  www.naec.ge).
– International applicants are admitted to the program by the rules set by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sport of Georgia (detailed information is available at https://iro.ibsu.edu.ge/en/page/admissions).
– Enrolment via mobility is available twice a year. Internal mobility is conducted within a time period set by National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (detailed information is available at eqe.ge). External mobility is conducted by the rules set by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sport of Georgia (detailed information is available at: www.mes.gov.ge).

Career Opportunities

The program provides students with opportunities for academic and carrier promotion in such organizations, as embassies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offices of public relations, State Administrative Body, departments of culture, banks, NGO-s, Parliament, museums, Archives, etc. Besides, B.A. Degree Program in American Studies is a solid basis for further scholarly studies at M.A. and Ph.D. programs not only in Georgia but European and American universities.

Tuition fees

Local Students: 2590 GEL

Awarded Qualification: Bachelor in American Studies
Language of Instruction: English


Head of the Program: Prof. Dr. Tamar Shioshvili
sseduhum@ibsu.edu.ge; tshioshvili@ibsu.edu.ge
Phone: + 995 322 800 064
Address: 2, David Agmashenebeli Alley, 13th km. Tbilisi, 0131, Georgia
Room: # A 302