Short-Term Study Abroad

Short-Term Study Abroad


Short-Term Study Abroad


The Graduate School of Political Management’s Global Perspective Residencies short-term study abroad programs will take you to the cities on the front lines of global decision-making, with direct exposure to senior leaders in politics, advocacy, and business.

The courses will show you how to navigate the corridors of power in the most important regions of the globe. Each course includes:

  • One month of coursework through Blackboard
  • One to two weeks abroad

Through private, small group sessions, you will learn how to navigate through a country’s political system and communicate with society directly from politicians and senior government officials, political strategists, elite reporters, PR specialists, business leaders, non-profit organizations, research foundations, and lobbyists.

Residency Locations

We have residency courses on five continents around the world including:

  • London
  • Brussels
  • Sao Paulo
  • Berlin
  • East Asian Capitals (Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo)
  • Istanbul
  • Johannesburg
  • Washington, DC

What You'll Learn

In each course you will learn how to:

  • Understand how to effectively advocate and communicate to decision-makers and national audiences
  • Gain an insider’s perspective of how companies, non-profits, institutions, or enterprises can advance their mission in the region
  • Make important contacts and network with some of the leading experts in global advocacy, public relations, and politics

These residency courses are an optional elective for the Political Management, Legislative Affairs, or Strategic Public Relations programs.

"The level of access and connections facilitated by GSPM alumni during our stay in Brazil was unbelievable. We had a one hour-long meeting with the Finance Minister of Brazil."

Solace Duncan

GSPM Class of 2016

Course Requirements


Costs and Financial Aid