Spend your summer living and learning in Washington, D.C.—an epicenter for international relations. As one of the oldest universities in the world, and long considered a hub for international dialogue, Georgetown is a venue that international leaders often choose to state their positions and calls for action. During the one-week International Relations Academy, you'll have the opportunity to engage with world-renowned faculty, gain valuable hands-on experience, and explore today's global issues and challenges at the city in the center of it all.
The International Relations Academy is offered during the following dates:
June 16–June 22, 2019
July 21–July 27, 2019
How You'll Benefit
Visit places such as the Islamic Center, Congress, foreign embassies, and the Organization of American States
Listen to congressional briefings
Explore D.C.'s global culture through an International Dinner Night, where you and your classmates will have the opportunity to eat at different ethnic restaurants around the District
Hear from prominent organizations and key players in international diplomacy and crisis management, such as the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the International Organization for Migration
Participate in an international crisis simulation
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the International Relations Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Global issues and dilemmas
International diplomacy and law
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
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.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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