The Institute was founded in 1987 by a group of American-European educators and is registered at the Virginia State Corporation Commission under N. 303451-9. It has a network of connections and affiliations with European educational and business organizations and institutions of higher learning, the Institute promotes and sponsors a variety of cultural activities and educational programs. These programs include study abroad in Austria, France, Italy and Spain, support services, and cultural activities.
The European Heritage Institute is a private educational organization that aims to foster knowledge and understanding of Europe, its languages and its vast heritage.
Languages, literature, art history, studio arts, architecture, interior design, fashion, performing arts, restoration, history, business, culinary arts, wines, and more are offered for students seeking credit and adult learners interested in exploring new areas.