Short-Term Study Abroad

Short-Term Study Abroad

 

Short-Term Study Abroad

 

The Graduate School of Political Management’s Global Residencies Program offers short-term study abroad courses that 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 and Timing

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

 

Fall 2017

Brussels

Advocating in Brussels

Find out how to navigate the halls of the European Union.

Washington, DC

Advocating in Washington, DC

Navigate the halls of power in Washington, DC.


 

Spring 2018

Brazil

Advocating in Brazil

See how politics works in South America’s largest nation.

Washington, DC

Advocating in Washington, DC

Navigate the halls of power in Washington, DC.

 



 

Summer 2018

East Asia

Advocating in East Asian Capitals

Join us on a tour of two of the most powerful nations in Asia.

Washington, DC

Advocating in Washington, DC

Navigate the halls of power in Washington, DC.

 


Future Courses Include 

South Africa

Advocating in South Africa

Learn what it takes to make an impact in African politics.

 

Brussels

Advocating in London

Engage with officials in the United States’ closest ally.

Germany

Advocating in Germany

Meet with leaders and advocates in the economic engine of Europe.

 

 

 


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