On October 25, 2007 TESOL hosted visitors from Near East and North Africa. The purpose of their visit to the U.S. is to update and broaden participants’ knowledge and understanding of theU.S. as a subject for academic study, writing, and research. To survey the latest development s in the discipline of American Studies, including teaching methods, curriculum design, and academic resources. To provide opportunities to collect and exchange resources and ideas with U.S. professionals in the field of American Studies and to provide exposure to the geographical, cultural, social, and ethnic diversity of the U.S.