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.
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
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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