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Combining group exercises and discussions with policymakers and foreign policy officials, 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 theories and 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.
Price includes tuition, housing, and meals. Commuter Student tuition is $5,250.
How You'll Benefit
Learn from and engage with guest lecturers, including influential policymakers, leaders, Georgetown faculty, and foreign service professionals
Conduct case studies
Participate in simulation exercises and panel presentations
Receive a Certificate of Participation upon successful completion
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 program, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Theoretical frameworks of foreign policy formulation
All in all, I fell in love with the program. I got to meet so many amazing people not only from the D.C. area but all around the country.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
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