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About the Program

Session 1: June 11-22, 2018

(Application Deadline April 1)

Session 2: July 9-20, 2018

(Application Deadline May 1)

In addition to attending lectures by GW faculty, students in the U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program participate in briefs at institutions that shape U.S. foreign policy. Typical institution visits include some of the following: 

  • Foreign Embassies
  • House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • International Monetary Fund
  • National Security Council, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
  • Pentagon
  • Pew Research Center
  • Radio Free Asia
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • The World Bank
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Participants will have access to the libraries at The George Washington University, the National Security Archive, the Library of Congress, and other research libraries in Washington, DC.

In addition to attending lectures, all participants work on group projects and write a policy memorandum on a U.S. foreign policy issue of their choice. After the two-week program is completed, participants write a substantive research paper on U.S. foreign policy. Upon successful completion of the program, participants earn academic credit from The George Washington University.