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The Washington & the World Institute immerses you in an exciting exploration of Washington, D.C., through a global lens. Designed for students interested in pursuing a degree in international affairs and international students interested in learning more about D.C. culture, the program examines the role of D.C. as the U.S. capital, as well as its role in international affairs. You'll gain an inside look at the curriculum of Georgetown's renowned Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) while learning from distinguished SFS professors. Throughout the program, you'll have the opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of D.C. through off-site visits to historic landmarks, institutions, and organizations.

Estimated Tuition:


Includes tuition, housing, and meals

How You'll Benefit

  • Learn from renowned Georgetown School of Foreign Service professors
  • Attend an interactive student panel, where current SFS international students and alumni share their experiences
  • Participate in a simulation of the National Security Council
  • Visit the Smithsonian Institute and take a night tour of historic D.C. monuments

Program Format & Subject Areas

As a student in the Washington & the World 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:

  • America and the world: The evolution of American foreign policy
  • The Washington, D.C., environment
  • How foreign policy is made
  • Making environmental policy
  • Making security policy
  • The U.S. presidential administration and foreign policy
  • The international community and the United States
  • The future of American foreign policy

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