Complementing the classroom, our special programs provide the experiences that set an Elliott education apart. Whether that’s an immersive two-week course visiting DC’s foremost foreign-policy institutions – or two weeks traveling through Scandinavia to learn about security issues in Northern Europe – there are opportunities for everyone.
Our Special Programs at a Glance
Travel with Elliott School professors to their regions of expertise.
US Foreign Policy Summer
A two-week immersive course with site visits, guest speakers, and hands-on learning.
The Elliott School's premier undergraduate research initiative.
Connecting cross-curricular faculty to address critical global issues in our curriculum.
"STAP is probably one of my most memorable experiences at GW. I felt like I learned so much in such a short amount of time, and a lot of it I don't think I could've experienced on my own. My program was really well planned and the entire cohort was full of smart, talented students that I still keep in touch with. As with all cultural exchanges, it's important to keep an open mind and just be curious about everything."
2023 ESIA Graduate Student
Attended “State & Society in Egypt” in January 2023