International Summer Programs

International Summer Programs

General Study

Session I: May 19 - June 27 (limited housing available)
Session II: July 5 - August 15
General Study offers students the opportunity to build their own program of study. Over 650 course offerings are available, and include fields of study in the arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, and engineering.

Washington in The World

July 5-August 1

Global Women’s Summer Institute: Gender Issues and Activism in a Global Environment

This residential summer program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to critically examine global gender issues in the vibrant academic environment of the nation’s capital. GW and international students will come together for a theory-based course that examines the role of gender in the global sociopolitical system and the status of women around the world. This academic course will be accompanied by an experiential learning course, where students will learn how to run an advocacy campaign. 

US Politics in a Global Environment: Public Policy and Legislative Processes

Undergraduate students interested in government, politics, international relations, global economics and related topics may enroll in this residential four-week program. Two intensive courses explore US public policy from World War II to the present, and the dynamics of U.S electoral and legislative processes and politics. 

GW Pre-College Program

High school students interested in GW summer programs may apply to the GW Pre-College Program. Course options include credit-based programs and two-week experiential non-credit programs.

Program Schedules

General Study: Session II
July 5: Move-in and orientation
July 7: Classes begin
August 11-15: Final exams
August 15: Move-out

Washington in The World:
July 5: Move-in and orientation
July 7: Classes begin
July 30-31: Final exams
August 1: Move-out


International Summer Webinar

Listen to our International Summer 2014 webinar where our staff and faculty discuss all the program options, with a special feature on the Washington in the World programs.