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International Relations Institute

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 Institute, 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.

Estimated Tuition:

$2,895

Includes tuition, housing, and meals

The International Relations Institute is offered during the following dates:

  • June 10–June 16, 2018
  • July 8–July 14, 2018

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 Institute, 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
  • Terrorism
  • Nuclear weapons
  • International diplomacy and law
  • Crisis management
  • Humanitarian crises
  • Military occupations
  • Foreign policy
  • Security
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Piracy
  • Information technology

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