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At the Elliott School, we make it our mission to help you: 

Find your passion

Whether your interests lie in regional studies or global policy issues, the Elliott School of International Affairs offers graduate and undergraduate programs, along with summer courses, that engage and inspire.

Explore theory and practice

We prepare Elliott School graduates for successful careers by combining in-depth analysis with practical applications of today's critical economic, political, scientific and cultural issues.

Develop an Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Most Elliott School full-time faculty members are jointly appointed in GW departments, providing our students with the skills to look at an issue through a multitude of lenses — skills they can leverage throughout their careers.



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Our graduate programs combine rigorous coursework and professional training to provide students the knowledge and perspectives needed to make a difference in the world. 

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The Elliott School offers bachelor of arts degrees in international affairs, Asian studies, Latin American and hemispheric studies, and Middle East studies.


"I really do believe shaping the world is on all of us. I love politics and democracy and I want to serve in strengthening them - and do so with an international perspective.
At Elliott, I found just the right program to prepare for this."

Dorothée Stieber

MA Global Communication