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Combining group exercises, discussions with policymakers and foreign policy officials, and visits to embassies, Georgetown's Foreign Policy Academy introduces you to the many components that guide and create U.S. foreign policy. Throughout your time in the program, you'll develop your critical thinking and interpretive skills while examining key international crises and world leaders' responses and policy choices in a global arena. You'll also analyze the factors that affect the decision-making process and the methods used to formulate and implement policies.

By the time you complete the program, you'll have a deeper understanding of American foreign and defense policy, the complexities of terrorism threats, the influence of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and think tanks, strategies for aid and democracy-building, and the formulation process of commerce and trade policies.

Estimated Tuition:


Includes tuition, housing, and meals


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How You'll Benefit

  • Learn from and engage with guest lecturers, including influential policymakers, leaders, Georgetown faculty, and foreign service professionals
  • Experience foreign policy through several off-site visits
  • Conduct case studies
  • Participate in simulation exercises and panel presentations

Program Format & Subject Areas

As a student in the Foreign Policy Academy, you'll spend your time engaged in a combination of class sessions, field trips, hands-on workshops, group discussions, and extracurricular activities. Throughout the course of the program, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:

  • National defense
  • State and USAID Policy
  • Think tanks and NGO Influence
  • Track diplomacy
  • ISIS and terrorism
  • World conflicts
  • Commerce and trade policy
  • Human rights

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