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Global Perspective Residencies


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The Global Perspective Residencies Program aims to empower and prepare students for success and leadership in engagement in foreign environments and with international counterparts. The residencies bring you face to face with senior leaders in politics, advocacy, and business. The program will help you learn how to navigate the corridors of power in the most important regions of the globe.

To provide an insider's perspective on the countries' systems of politics, communications, and advocacy, each residency includes:

  • Four-week online coursework
  • One-week onsite program


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By joining a residency you will:

  • Immerse yourself in the country's history and culture.
  • Experience first-hand national political institutions and interest groups as well as the country's challenges and opportunities in relation to the global world.
  • Meet with senior government officials, political strategists, busines leaders, respected journalists, PR specialists, non-profit organizations, and lobbyists.
  • Enhance your professional skills and advance your lifelong professional network connections.

Global Perspective Residencies are an optional elective for the GSPM Political Management, Legislative Affairs, and Strategic Public Relations programs.


Upcoming Residencies

We have residency courses on five continents around the world. Offerings vary by semester and year. 



Global Perspective Residency: Germany

Course ID: PSAD-6200 DE (CRN 62806)

Registration Period (via Passport): Monday, April 19 - Sunday, September 26, 2021

Course Dates:

- Asynchronous Coursework | November 7 - December 5, 2021 

- In-Country Immersion Week | Berlin: December 11 - 15, 2021 | Munich:  December 15 - 18, 2021

Tuition: $1,765 per credit hour | 3 credit course = $5,295 total

Additional Fees: $1,650 program fee (includes some meals, in-country transportation, hotels, and cultural events. Does NOT include flight to/from Germany)

Scholarships: TBD

*Additional Note: In-country travel depends on GW's international travel policy. If the University limits international travel, this course will be taught virtually and no program fees will be charged.

"I have benefitted tremendously from my trips to Belgium, Brazil, Canada, and China and cherish the indelible memories I have accumulated along the way. As a consequence of my experiences related to the program, having completed my graduate degree, I have endeavored to continue my education for the sole purpose of learning a foreign language. Furthermore, it has encouraged me to increase my personal travel abroad with the aim of viewing the human condition through a multicultural lens."

Ray Diggs

GSPM Class of 2019

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