Short-term Abroad & Summer Programs

Short-term Abroad Courses

To excel in their career, our students need not only a deep understanding of global and regional issues, but also the ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead in a cross-cultural environment. Short-term abroad programs allow students to strengthen these skills as they travel with Elliott School professors to their regions of expertise. Through these intensive academic and cultural experiences, students will earn credit faster and increase their international knowledge and skills.

Summer Course Benefits

  • Flexible Schedules and Smaller Classes: Courses are offered throughout the day, evening and online, which allows you to pair coursework with employment, internships or other activities.
  • Earn Credit Faster! Earn three credits in as little as three weeks!
  • Get on the Path to Graduation: Satisfy prerequisites and focus on challenging courses in order to make progress toward graduation.

Summer 2023 Elliott School Short-term Abroad Program

IAFF 6118/3190 | Transatlantic Perspectives on Security in Northern Europe (Sweden, Finland, Estonia)

The course is a seminar designed to examine security issues in Northern Europe. The shock of Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine led public opinion in Sweden and Finland to push their governments to apply for NATO membership. The Baltic States, already NATO members, are also acutely affected by Russia’s actions. The seminar will examine how governments in Northern Europe understand threats to their security, how they are responding, and what they expect from NATO and from the United States. Their decisions will be of keen interest to US policymakers and have a direct impact on US security interests.

Apply by March 1, 2023!

U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program

At the Elliott School’s U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program, participants from the United States and the world study the complex factors that shape U.S. foreign policy. Taking full advantage of its location in downtown Washington D.C, this two-week long intensive seminar program features lectures led by GW Faculty, leading scholars and experts from government offices, think tanks, international organizations, nonprofit organizations, and the media. In addition, students in the U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program also participate in briefs and visit institutions that shape U.S. foreign policy, such as foreign embassies, the Pentagon, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, etc.

If you have any questions about summer courses or Short-term Abroad programs, please contact [email protected].

For questions about the U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program, please contact [email protected].