Exchange Partners

The Elliott School encourages you to gain those experiences by adding a truly international component to their studies. A study abroad experience will enhance your understanding of varied perspectives on international, global, and regional issues with firsthand observation and study. Begin your search for study abroad programs by reviewing our Exchange Partners. For additional information on study abroad opportunities for Elliott School graduate students, please contact Graduate Student Services.

 


Travel Information

Students are responsible for obtaining appropriate student visas; guidance will be provided by the host institution. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs compiles information on travel abroad, public announcements, and warnings. Please make sure to keep up to date with new information before and during your time abroad. All GW students who travel abroad for academic purposes are required to comply with the GW International Travel Approval Policy. Guidance on this policy will be provided to all exchange students by the Graduate Student Services Office.

 


Apply

Applications for exchange programs are submitted online. The online application and any hard copy supplementary materials are due by March 15 for fall enrollment abroad and October 15 for spring enrollment abroad. Once the application has been reviewed and endorsed by the Elliott School, the application will be forwarded to the exchange partner for a final decision. Both applications and all supplementary materials are due to the Elliott School by March 15 for fall enrollment abroad and October 15 for spring enrollment abroad.

Apply Now 

 

The Elliott School also allows students to study at the following non-affiliated universities and transfer 10 credits back to The Elliott School**:

Students interested in studying at a non-affiliated program should contact [email protected] to set up an appointment and discuss their options.

**These exceptions are only valid through the end of the Spring 2019 semester and will not be available after that time.

 


Partner Schools

Sub-Saharan Africa

School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities

Internationally ranked as one of the leading institutions on the continent, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is a premier University in Africa and an obvious choice for those seeking academic and research excellence. The University has a selective approach to research development, concentrating on areas of actual and potential international excellence while focusing on challenging, relevant and innovative research that is beneficial to the country and Africa.

At the forefront of a changing society, Wits is an engaged institution, dedicated to advancing the public good. It continues to play a key role in fostering intellectual communities and promoting sustainable social and economic development in a globally competitive environment. Its School of Social Sciences houses the Departments of Anthropology, Development Studies, Demography and Population Studies, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Studies, and Sociology as well as the Forced Migration Studies Programme. The School also hosts the Sociology of Work Unit (SWOP), the History Research Group, and the International Human Rights Exchange.

Curriculum: At Wits, Elliott School M.A. students can choose from a variety of units (courses) in areas such as history, government and international relations, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology. For more details on specific units and offerings, please see the individual departments listed on the School of Social Sciences website. Exchange students typically enroll for three or four units per semester. Students select unit choices after arrival at Wits.

Enrollment and Credits: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at Wits as full-time students. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner into the Elliott School M.A. programs. 

Grade "60-69" at Wits = Grade B at GW
One course within Wits IR program = 3 credits at GW

Academic Calendar: 1st Semester: February - June
2nd Semester: July - November
Classes are held during the day and in the evening.

Language of Instruction: Courses are taught in English.

Housing: Wits offers some on-campus accommodation for students, but space is limited. Often, housing is only available during the 1st semester. For assistance with on-campus housing, please contact Ms. Gita Patel in the Wits International Office.

Tuition and Fees: Students pay regular GW and Elliott School tuition fees for their participation in exchange programs, based upon 9 or 10 GW credit hours.

Asia

Graduate School of International Studies

Ewha Womans University, Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, South Korea is the top-rated university in the country for international studies and is open to both men and women via the exchange program. Elliott School students can study trade negotiations, international business, development cooperation, and diplomacy and security.

Curriculum: The Korean Ministry of Education ranks Ewha's Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) as the premier international relations school in Korea. GSIS offers a full range of courses in international affairs, with concentrations in trade negotiations, international business, development cooperation, and diplomacy and security. GSIS also has professional training courses for credit, such as the Workshop on International Negotiations designed by the Conflict Management Group. A description of the curriculum is found here.

Enrollment and Transfer of Credits: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at Ewha GSIS as full-time students, for the equivalent of 9 or 10 GW credits. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner into the Elliott School M.A. programs. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit.

Grade B at Ewha = Grade B at GW
3 credits at Ewha = 3 credits at GW

Academic Calendar:
Fall semester: September to December.
Spring semester: early March to mid-June.
Courses are held during the day.

Language of Instruction: All courses at GSIS are taught in English. Intensive Korean classes are also available ( Elliott School graduate students cannot earn transfer credit for language courses). Within the GSIS community, students speak English very well and most students at Ewha study English at some level. The Elliott School recommends that students who go to Ewha plan to take at least introductory Korean to help them adjust to life in Seoul.

Housing: Students may arrange housing on-campus at Ewha at the Ewha-Samsung International House dormitory. Both foreign students typically stay in Ewha's International Dorm, which is at the very top of the campus with a lovely view of Seoul. The dormitory has both traditional Korean style rooms (with a futon on the floor) and Western rooms (with a bed). Some of the rooms have a bathroom inside. The dormitory is secure and only residents and students in the company of residents are allowed inside. The dormitory has a student curfew of 11 p.m. every night. The international dorm is the only hall open to male students.

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon full-time enrollment for the equivalent of 9 or 10 GW credit hours.

School of International Relations and Public Affairs

Fudan University, located in Shanghai, is one of the leading universities in China with a long history and an international reputation for academic excellence. Fudan's School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) was formerly the Department of International Politics established in 1964. In November 2002, Fudan founded SIRPA and the Institute of International Studies (IIS). SIRPA is comprised of three departments: International Politics, Political Science, and Public Administration. SIRPA ranks ahead among its domestic peers in overall academic excellence and is host to an outstanding faculty. SIRPA emphasizes providing quality facilities to support students and researchers, such as reference libraries, multi-purpose conference rooms and computer laboratory.

Curriculum: For international students, Fudan SIRPA offers an English-taught curriculum for Master's students on Chinese politics and diplomacy. It offers a select number of courses each semester and new courses are added each year. No Chinese proficiency is required for this curriculum.

Transfer of Credit: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at Fudan as full-time students. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for Elliott School M.A. program.

Fudan credits = 3 GW transfer credits
Grade B at Fudan = Grade B at GW

Academic Calendar:
Fall semester: late August - end of December.
Spring semester: February - June.

Language of Instruction: There are options to take courses in English or in Chinese. Students may take courses in SIRPA's regular curriculum if they are proficient in Chinese. Students who do not have a high level of Chinese-language ability may make courses with the English-language instructed program on Chinese Politics and Diplomacy.

Housing: Students are responsible for securing their own housing in Shanghai. Fudan University may be able to arrange housing in dormitories upon request.

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 9 credit hours.

School of International Studies

Established in 1955, the School of International Studies (SIS) is the oldest school of Jawaharlal Nehru University. SIS quickly established itself as one of the leading institutions in the country and was the first institution in India to develop area studies programs. The teaching and research at the School is carried out in a variety of research centers covering all geographical regions of the world as well as functional facets of international studies, including diplomacy, law, economics, politics, organizations, and disarmament. SIS offers a variety of M.Phil and Ph.D. programs as well as two M.A. programs in International Studies and in World Economics.

Curriculum: JNU/SIS offers a wide variety of courses through its nine centres: Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, Centre for East Asian Studies, Centre for European Studies, Centre for International Legal Studies, Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament, Centre for International Trade and Development, Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Centre for South, Central, Southeast Asian and Pacific Studies, Centre for West Asian Studies, and Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory. Course topics include diplomacy, international law, economics, international politics, and disarmament. Exchange students typically enroll for 4 courses per semester.
More information on the centres and courses offered

Transfer of Credit: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at JNU as full-time students. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for the Elliott School M.A. program.

Academic Calendar:
Monsoon Semester: July to December.
Winter Semester: January to May.

Classes are held during the day and in the evening.

Language of Instruction:
Courses are taught in English.

Housing: Students are responsible for finding their own housing.

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 10 credit hours.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Asia. The NTU S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) was established in 2006 as an autonomous graduate institution of NTU, with the renowned Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies as a key component.

RSIS is a community of scholars and policy analysts at the forefront of Asia-Pacific security studies and international affairs. Its three core functions are research, graduate teaching and networking activities in the Asia-Pacific region. It produces cutting-edge security-related research in Asia-Pacific Security, Conflict and Non-Traditional Security, International Political Economy, and Country and Area Studies. RSIS offers coursework in International Relations, International Political Economy, Asian Studies, and Strategic Studies.

Curriculum: Elliott School graduate students can enroll in courses within the NTU S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

This program offers courses such as:

  • Politics and Foreign Policy of Singapore

  • Non-traditional Security and Global Governance

  • Accounting for Decision-making and Control

  • Regional Integration in the World Economy

  • Critical Security Study

  • Foreign Policy and Security Issues in Southeast Asia

Students should plan to take a minimum of 3 courses per Trimester.

Transfer of Credit: Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for the Elliott School M.A. program.

Grade B at NTU = Grade B at GW
1 course at NTU = 3 credits at GW

Academic Calendar: Trimester 1: late July – late October
Trimester 2: early November – late February (with one month break)
Trimester 3: early March – early June

Given the differences in academic calendar at RSIS, Elliott School students are advised to study abroad during Trimester 1 or 3.

Depending on the courses selected, the class timings are morning (9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.) or afternoon (2.00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.).

Language of Instruction: All courses at NTU are taught in English.

Housing: Students may apply for on-campus accommodation upon receipt of the admission letter. The on-campus housing is limited and demand often exceeds availability.
Information on off-campus accommodations

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 9 or 10 credit hours.

Faculty of Social Sciences

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the oldest higher education institution in Hong Kong, founded in 1911. Its Faculty of Social Sciences was established in 1967 and has since then undergone rapid expansion and significant transformation.

The Faculty currently consists of the Departments of Politics and Public Administration, Psychology, Social Work and Social Administration, Sociology, Statistics, and Actuarial Science. Eight multi-disciplinary research centers have been formed in the Faculty, providing the platform for inter- and intra- faculty collaboration to pursue excellence in research and teaching. At HKU's Faculty of Social Sciences, Elliott School graduate students can take courses in international politics, public policy, public administration, foreign policy, and East Asian regional studies.

Curriculum: HKU created the first international relations degree program in the region. The Faculty of Social Sciences' Department of Politics and Public Administration draws students from Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific region and beyond to its classrooms. Elliott School graduate students can enroll in courses within the HKU Masters of International and Public Affairs program.

This program offers courses such as:

  • International Relations in the Asia Pacific

  • Understanding Global Problems: Theory and Practice

  • Chinese Foreign Policy

  • International Security in East Asia

  • Intergovernmental Relations in Greater China

  • East Asian Political Economy;

Students in the international relations program are often professionals working in Hong Kong, providing an excellent network of practical expertise to the courses. Students should plan to take a minimum of 3 courses per semester.

Summer program in Beijing: Each year, the HKU Master of International and Public Affairs program invites a small number of Elliott School students to join HKU students in a special class on contemporary issues in China's international relations, held at the School of International Studies, Peking University in Beijing. The classes are taught in English: no Chinese proficiency is required.

Topics of the course include:

  • International Relations in the 21st century and China's Foreign Relations

  • China and Asia Pacific Security

  • China's Political System and Its Role in World Politics

  • Economic Globalization, WTO and China

  • China and North Korean Nuclear Crisis

Elliott School students earn 3 transfer credits for successful completion of this course. Special application procedures are needed for this class.

Transfer of Credit: Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for the Elliott School M.A. program.

Grade B at HKU = Grade B at GW
1 course at HKU = 3 credits at GW

Academic Calendar:
First Semester: September - December
Second semester: January - May
Classes in the Department of Politics and Public Administration are held mostly in the evenings and/or on Saturday.

Language of Instruction: All courses at HKU are taught in English.

Housing: The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at HKU provides guidance and assistance with accommodation.
Information on rooms and flats

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 9 credit hours.

Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies

Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS) in Tokyo is one of Japan's top universities. It recruits 40% of its students from outside Japan, strengthening the international dialogue. GSAPS offers a wide range of courses on international affairs, development studies, and business, as well as area studies.

Scholarship Opportunity: Elliott School graduate students wishing to study at Waseda University for a semester are eligible for the Videtto Scholarship amounting to $5,000. Applicants will be automatically considered via a competitive interview process with the Elliott School Deans. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Curriculum and Registration: The Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS) at Waseda University offers a variety of courses in international affairs, development studies, and business, especially for students with an interest in Japan and East Asia. Course descriptions are available online under the heading "Curriculum".

In order to satisfy minimum requirements for Japanese immigration law, exchange students must take courses that have at least 10 hours of lectures per week, typically equivalent to taking seven courses per semester in the spring and fall. Students must pre-register for courses at the time of application in order to secure his/her eligibility to stay in Japan. Seven courses are considered a normal course load at Waseda.

Transfer of Credit: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at Waseda as full-time students. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner into the Elliott School M.A. program.

Grade "70-79" at Waseda = Grade B at GW
2 credits at Waseda = 2 credits at GW

Academic Calendar:
Spring term: April - late July.
Fall term: late September - early February.
(Summer and winter intensive terms are not open to exchange students.)
Classes are taught during the day and some courses meet on Saturday mornings.

Language of Instruction: Courses are offered in English and/or Japanese. The language of instruction for each course is indicated in the course catalog. Please note that although Elliott School students may take Japanese language classes, tuition and fees for Japanese language courses are payable directly to Waseda University. (n.b. Elliott School graduate students cannot earn transfer credit for language courses taken abroad.)

Housing: Waseda University offers international students housing in a short-term, private dormitory for up to one semester. Space is limited and applications are ranked based upon availability. Students may also seek to rent an apartment although this option is far more expensive. Another option is hoshien – private church-operated dormitories, which are moderately priced.

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 10 credit hours.

Australia

As Australia's oldest university, The University of Sydney has a long history of academic excellence in teaching and research. Elliott School graduate students may take courses through the Business School or the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, studying international security, government and international relations, economics and political economy, as well as marketing, business, and finance.

Curriculum: Within the University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Elliott School students can choose from a variety of "units" (i.e. classes) in areas such as economic history, government and international relations, and political economy.

The University of Sydney Business School features the Centre for International Security Studies, which offers units examining both traditional and emerging aspects of security, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. The Faculty also offers units in economics, business, marketing finance, transport studies, and workplace and organizational studies.

Exchange students typically enroll for 4 units per semester, for a total of 24 credit points.

More Information:
Postgraduate Unit of Study lists, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Current Students, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Student Information Office, Business School.

Sydney Study Abroad Guide 2016

Transfer of Credit: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at the University of Sydney as full-time students. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for the Elliott School M.A. programs.

Grade "Credit (CR)" at Sydney = Grade B at GW
6 credits at Sydney = 3 credits at GW

Academic Calendar:
Semester 1: March - June
Semester 2: late July - late November
Classes are held during the day and in the evening.

Language of Instruction: Courses are taught in English.

Housing: The University of Sydney has some on-campus accommodation for students. Information regarding accommodation options is available on-line from the Student Accommodation Service.

Tuition and fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 10 credit hours.

Europe

Students currently cannot apply to study abroad at this university.

 

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSPB) is a private university, founded in 1994 by the St. Petersburg city government, Russian Academy of Sciences, and St. Petersburg Union of Scholars, with support from the MacArthur, Ford and Soros Foundations. The Russian Studies program at EUSBP is taught in English and has a focus on the study of Russia and other successor states of the Soviet Union. The courses offered focus on history, politics and economy, and society and culture.

Curriculum: EUSPB offers a variety of English-instructed courses as a part of its International Masters in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) program. Courses cover a variety of topics Russian history, politics and economy, and society and culture. A listing of courses for the upcoming academic year is available on-line.

Students are also permitted to take courses from the Energy Politics in Eurasia Program (ENERPO) and the IMARES Petropolita Program. Courses in ENERPO focus on energy projects and development from the Russian perspective while MARCA courses focus on Russian culture and the humanities.

Enrollment and Transfer of Credits: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at EUSPB as full-time students, for the equivalent of 9 or 10 GW credits. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner into the Elliott School M.A. programs. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit.

Academic Calendar: 
Fall term: September – end of January
Spring term: February – June
Each semester is 16 weeks in length.

Language of Instruction: Courses in the IMARES program are taught in English and are appropriate even for those who have not studied Russian previously. Intensive Russian classes are also offered. Although those students who have some knowledge of Russian before the beginning of their first term will have a certain advantage in terms of everyday life, the program is designed in such a way as to encourage the participation of those who have not studied Russian before.

Students who are fluent in Russian may, with the permission of EUSPB faculty, take courses offered in Russian outside of the IMARES program.

Housing: Lodging is not provided by EUSPB, but arrangements for those who wish to rent a room from Russian families or to share an apartment with other students will be made. Prices for an average separate bedroom in a centrally located apartment start at $250 per month. Arrangements can be made for renting a non-shared apartment as well, with prices starting at $450 for a studio apartment.

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 9 or 10 credit hours.

Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin) is one of the largest, most comprehensive, and most respected universities in Germany. Students with a focus on European politics, EU integration, Eastern Europe, and security in Europe, may be particularly interested in the courses of the Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften (FB Politik). Students may apply to study at FU Berlin for one semester, or they may apply to earn a second Master's degree in International Relations.

Curriculum: Students take classes with the Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften (FB Politik) and focus on international relations, security, comparative politics, policy analysis, political theory, and media and communications. Information on upcoming semester is available at the Archives of the Online Lecture and Course Catalogs. Elliott School students are also able to take courses at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Universität Potsdam as a part of a consortium of universities in Berlin.

Enrollment and Transfer of Credit: Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for the Elliott School M.A. program. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit.

6 ECTS credits at FU Berlin = 3 GW credits
FU Berlin Grade 2.0 Gut = GW Grade B
The FU Berlin grade range is from 1 = A to 5 =F

Academic Calendar: The "winter" term runs from mid-October through mid-February.
The "summer" term runs from mid-April through the end of July. Courses are held during the day.

Given the mismatch of FU winter term dates with the GW fall semester, the Elliott School recommends study abroad at FU during their summer term.

Language of Instruction: Courses are conducted in German or in English. A proficient level of German is required for taking courses taught in German. Most professors of the German-taught courses, however, will allow written assignment to be done in English.

Housing: International exchange students may apply for a student residence through FU Berlin, but availability is limited. Students are ultimately responsible for securing their own housing and often sublet rooms or rent apartments. Additional housing information is available from the FU Berlin International Students office.

Tuition and Fees: Students pay regular GW and Elliott School graduate tuition and fees for their participation in exchange programs, based upon 9 or 10 GW credit hours.

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies was founded in 1927 as one of the first schools in the world dedicated to the study of international relations. A small and selective institution with about 600 graduate students from over 90 countries, the Graduate Institute owes its reputation to the quality of its cosmopolitan faculty, the strength of its core sections (economics, history and politics, law, political science), its bilingual English-French education (most classes are given in English), and a policy-relevant approach facilitated by its immediate proximity to numerous international organizations (WTO, WHO, WIPO, ILO, HCR) as well as many NGO's and multinational firms.

Curriculum: the Graduate Institute offers courses in a variety of fields that will complement the Elliott School graduate curriculum. The course catalogue shows the classes offered. Students typically take five courses per semester.

Enrollment and Transfer of Credit: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at the Graduate Institute as full-time students, for the equivalent of 9 or 10 GW credits. Students may transfer up to 10 GW credits from the partner into the Elliott School M.A. programs. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. 

Grade 4.25 at the Graduate Institute
= Grade B at GW

6 ECTS credits at the Graduate Institute
= 3 credits at GW

Academic Calendar: Fall semester classes will run from mid-September through late December, and the spring semester classes from February through the end of May. Courses are held during the daytime. More information can be found here.

Language of Instruction: Courses at the Graduate Institute are taught in both English and in French. Exchange students to the Graduate Institute are not required to have French language skills but some knowledge of French is helpful as students will have more course options.

Housing: Securing housing in Geneva is challenging. Students must arrange their own accommodations in Geneva and should begin searching as soon as they are accepted to the exchange program. Many students prefer to make temporary initial housing arrangements and then search for more permanent accommodations after arrival in the city.

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon full-time enrollment for the equivalent of 9 to 10 credit hours.

School of Business and Economics

Maastricht University is one of the fastest growing universities in The Netherlands and a longtime partner of the Elliott School. UM has received international acclaim for its innovative Problem-Based Learning method, where students work together in small groups on real life problems. At UM, Elliott School students may study international business, finance, and economics in the School of Business and Economics.

Curriculum: Courses at the Maastricht School of Business and Economics (SBE) focus on international business, economics, and finance. Elliott School students in the Investment and Trade Policy program, the International Affairs concentrations in International Economics, and International Business may be particularly interested. Students must be acquainted with basic economic and business principles and theories and have a working knowledge of basic mathematical tools and statistical techniques. This is of particular importance for the technically focused courses (e.g. economics and finance) and of crucial importance for the econometric courses (4000 codes), which require a thorough knowledge of mathematics, calculus, and statistics. Specific course prerequisites and email addresses for the course tutor or block coordinator are provided in the SBE's Database of Courses.

Transfer of Credit: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at UM as full-time students. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for the Elliott School M.A. program.

Grade 6 or higher at UM
= Grade B or higher at GW

6 ECTS credits at UM
= 3 GW credits

Academic Calendar:
Fall semester: early September- mid December
Spring semester: late January- end of May.
"Modules" (i.e. courses) are held during the day.

Language of Instruction: Courses are conducted in English. Students are not required to speak Dutch, but can take intensive Dutch language and culture classes while at Maastricht University.

Housing: International exchange students may live in Maastricht's "Guest House" while enrolled.

The U.M. Guesthouse is a housing center that maintains rooms and apartments throughout the city. The options vary in type, price, and location. Students can apply for singles, doubles, or studio apartments. Please note that it is difficult to find short-term housing on one's own, so the Guest House is strongly advised.

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 10 credit hours.

The Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in France is one of the most distinguished universities in all of Europe. Sciences Po specializes in international business, European studies, international organizations, and development studies.

Curriculum: Sciences Po offers courses on a wide variety of subjects including international business, economics, public administration, and European politics, society, and economy. A full semester at Sciences Po would typically include three modules of specialization, one seminar of French language, and two elective courses.
Programs/Course Catalog

Transfer of Credits: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at Sciences Po as full-time students. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from this partner for the Elliott School M.A. program.

Grade "11" at Sciences Po = Grade B at GW
2 ECTS credits at Sciences Po = 1 credit at GW

Academic Calendar: Fall semester runs from August to December. Spring semester is from February to late June, with a brief one-week orientation. Courses are held in the daytime.

Language of Instruction: French proficiency is not required to attend Sciences Po. Students are able to take courses in French, English, and other select languages.. If students wish to take courses in French they should submit a copy of their Elliott School Diagnostic Language Examination results with their applications for Sciences Po or be prepared to take the Sciences Po language proficiency exam.

Housing: Students must arrange their own accommodations in Paris. In past years, students have arranged their housing after arrival in Paris.

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 10 credit hours.

Middle East and North Africa

The Elliott School maintains a graduate level exchange program with the American University in Cairo. However, the George Washington University currently has a travel ban in effect for Egypt. Please note that, while this is an active exchange agreement, participation is not allowed at this time. The Elliott School will update this page if the security situation in Egypt changes.

Founded in 1919, American University in Cairo is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of the intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate, and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities, and human experiences.

Curriculum: AUC offers courses in a variety of fields that will complement the Elliott School graduate curriculum for students with an interest in the Middle East, Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, and International Security.

Enrollment and Transfer of Credits:  All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at AUC as full-time students, i.e. 9 credits. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for Elliott School M.A. program.
» More information on Receiving Credit

Academic Calendar:

Fall semester: late August to mid-December

Winter session: January

Spring semester: late January to mid-May

Summer Session: early June to late July

Language of Instruction: Courses are conducted in English.

Housing: The International Programs Office (IPO) coordinates visits, including:

  • Preparing budgets for the visit based on an agreed contract to cover the expenses of classroom and dormitory use, lectures, IDs and administrative fees
  • Organizing lectures by distinguished, specialized professors on different topics
  • Providing classroom space, including classroom technologies and media services, in AUC Tahrir Square and AUC New Cairo Campus.
  • Arranging accommodation at AUC New Cairo on-campus housing or faculty housing
  • Resolving any issues that arise during the visit
  • Conducting campus tours for the visitors
  • Assisting with travel arrangements in Egypt

Tuition and Fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon 9 credit hours.

TBD

South America

Recognized worldwide as one of the most important doctoral research centers in the country, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) is a private non-profit Catholic University, was founded in 1940 with the objective of developing knowledge based on humanistic values. The university now has 21,000 students who come from a variety of religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

Curriculum: PUC offers courses in a variety of fields that will complement the Elliott School graduate curriculum for students with an interest in Latin America, political science, and economics. The courses taught in English have a content based on Brazilian and Latin American aspects, such as: culture, literature, business, design, civilization and history, among others. Along with the courses in English, international students must attend Portuguese as a Second Language class during their academic semester, as well as  any other courses in Portuguese recommended by the coordinator.
English Curriculum Overview

Enrollment and Transfer of Credit: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at PUC as full-time students, for the equivalent of 9 or 10 GW credits. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for the Elliott School M.A. program. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit.

Grade 8,0 at PUC = Grade B at GW
3 credits at PUC = 3 credits at GW

Academic Calendar:

Semester 1: approximately end of August-end of December

Semester 2: approximately end of February-beginning of July

A four-week intensive Portuguese program is offered in January and July, with the exception of Summer 2016 (due to the Olympics)

Language of Instruction: Courses at PUC are taught in English and in Portuguese. Non-native Portuguese students are automatically enrolled in a “Portuguese as a Second Language” course.

Housing: PUC-Rio does not provide dorm facilities on campus but offers an enriched opportunity for students to experience the Brazilian way of life by placing students in a home-stay program. Students who elect to find their own housing should initially make temporary housing arrangement and then search for more permanent accommodations after arrival in the city.

Tuition and Fees: Students pay regular GW and Elliott School graduate tuition and fees for their participation in exchange programs, based upon 9 or 10 GW credit hours.

The Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) is a private, non-profit institution founded in 1991 by the Di Tella Foundation and the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, with support from the international philanthropic community.

The mission of the University is to educate new generations of academic, social, political and business leaders, and to enhance research and scholarship in the arts and sciences. UTDT is a highly regarded research university in Latin America and its library, founded in 1958, is the most valuable library devoted to the social sciences in Argentina.

Curriculum: UTDT offers courses in a variety of fields that will complement the Elliott School graduate curriculum for students with an interest in Latin America, political science, and economics. Students usually take 3 to 4 courses per trimester from the Maestría en Estudios Internacionales (MEI) program.
MEI Curriculum Overview

Enrollment and Transfer of Credit: All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at UTDT as full-time students, for the equivalent of 9 or 10 GW credits. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner for the Elliott School M.A. program. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. 

Grade C at UTDT = Grade B at GW
3 credits at UTDT = 3 credits at GW

Academic Calendar: MEI graduate courses at UTDT follow a trimester system:

1st trimester: approximately March – June

2nd trimester: June – September

3rd trimester: September – December.

A three-week intensive Spanish program is offered in late February and late July.

Language of Instruction: Courses at UTDT are taught in Spanish. Full oral and written Spanish language proficiency are required. UTDT recommends that students have completed two years of study at the college level or its equivalent before starting their semester at UTDT.

Housing: Students must arrange their own accommodations in Buenos Aires. Students should initially make temporary housing arrangement and then search for more permanent accommodations after arrival in the city.

Tuition and Fees: Students pay regular GW and Elliott School graduate tuition and fees for their participation in exchange programs, based upon 9 or 10 GW credit hours.

 

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