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"I'm a veteran and have been all over the world, but my week in Istanbul [with GSPM] was the single greatest international experience I've ever had." -Andrew Lewis, GSPM Legislative Affairs student
The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) offers several short-term study abroad courses for master's degree students. Click here for a downloadable flyer.
GSPM's Global Perspective courses offer students insights into effectively advocating in and communicating with society and decision-makers in countries outside the United States.
Each three-credit course involves U.S.-based online coursework to be completed prior to a week-long residency at an international location in one of the following areas:
|Residency Locations||Online work||Residency Dates||Estimated Cost Billed to GW Student Account|
|Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey (3 credits) (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)||July 1-July 31, 2014||August 3-9, 2014||
FOR ALL RESIDENCIES: Cost varies based on location, season, year, duration, and other factors, but typically $5,500-$6,500. Includes: Three-credit course tuition, insurance, lodging, in-country group transportation, and in-country group meals. Does not include: Non-group transportation, non-group meals, airfare between the U.S. and the international residency location, passport and visa costs. GSPM reserves the right to revise this estimate.
|Brussels, Belgium (3 credits)||November 3-December 3, 2014||November 23-29, 2014||$5,500-$6,500|
|London, England (3 credits)||November 3-December 3, 2014||December 7-13, 2014||$5,500-$6,500|
|Hong Kong (3 credits)||December 1-December 30, 2014||
January 4-10, 2015
|Mexico (3 credits)||December 1-December 30, 2014||January 4-10, 2015||$5,500-$6,500|
|Sao Paulo and Brasilia, Brazil (3 credits)||February 2-March 2, 2015||March 8-14, 2015||$5,500-$6,500|
|South Africa (3 credits)||February 2-March 2, 2015||March 8-14, 2015||$5,500-$6,500|
|East Asian Capitals Tour (6 credits)||April 15-May 15, 2015||May 24-June 6, 2015||$5,500-$6,500|
If you are interested in applying to any of these Global Perspective courses, or if you have any questions, please email GSPM's Kerry Moore.
Materials from completed courses:
- The Greater Middle East and Africa (sample documents from Istanbul 2013 trip: Itinerary, Syllabus, and Photos).
- Europe (sample documents from Brussels 2013 trip: Itinerary, Syllabus, and Photos)
- Asia (sample documents from Hong Kong 2014 trip: Itinerary, Tentative Syllabus, and Photos)
- Latin America (sample documents from Sao Paulo 2014 trip: Itinerary, Tentative Syllabus, and Photos)