- Choose an Institute
Choose an Institute
These courses combine scholarly endeavor with applied learning, creating an in-depth and practical academic experience for participants. Delve further into your area of interest, explore a new field or enhance your professional skills. Institutes listed here are based on 2017 offerings; check back in December for 2018 institutes.
This hands-on course will take advantage of our Washington, D.C. location to explore and engage in the process of business advocacy and lobbying.
This institute will explore the role of brain rhythms in states of awareness, drugs as windows into the mind, and the foundations of the self in memory and theory of mind. Students participating in this institute will receive discounted tuition rate.
This 10-week, 13-credit program simultaneously examines the critical effects of culture, race and ethnicity on psychological and behavioral outcomes. Students participating in this institute will receive discounted tuition rate.
This 2-week intensive field school offers hands-on experience in excavation and laboratory study of an archaeological site just across the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
This program explores how innovative drugs and devices are developed and regulated. Students will meet with the government decision makers who control access to the market.
In this weeklong workshop students will learn techniques to tell effective and compelling stories. Led by the Planet Forward team at the School of Media & Public Affairs in Washington, D.C.
- Experience an International Environment
Experience an International Environment
As a Short-Term Abroad student, you will have the opportunity to enroll in exceptional study abroad programs during the summer. Ranging from 1-6 weeks, these courses combine classroom study with real-world experiences in international environments focused on your field of study.Spend your summer abroad
"This program was beneficial in earning credit hours but also in gaining better connections with GW Psychology professors and helping students focus on their area of interest in the field. Due to the nature of the small class sizes, I felt confident in discussing my personal viewpoints about controversial topics in a professional and academic setting."
Amishi Desai, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Minority Communities Summer Institute
"I would recommend this institute to each and every student. Regardless of background, experience or degree sought, this course offers an opportunity for personal and professional growth and reflection. An amazing group of speakers and a superb teaching staff present topics, often avoided or difficult to discuss, but abundantly necessary for a life lived to its fullest."
Lisa Stern, Grief, Loss & Life Transitions Summer Institute
"Between the historical and religious tours, to the individual speakers and the experience they bring with them to discussions - this short-term abroad gave me a large picture of how complicated, sometimes difficult, and yet fascinating the part of the world Israel is situated in is. I can confidently say that it was definitely worth my time and money - I wish there were more offered for my specific graduate program so I could take another course next summer!"
Laura Bolsevic, Short-Term Abroad: Tel Aviv
"I highly recommend this program. The Baltic States are a part of the world often over looked, but are both musically and politically fascinating. Meeting groups like the Latvian Voices as well as performing in many beautiful historic churches were true highlights and made the trip quite memorable. Many of the places visited - especially Estonia - were remarkably beautiful."
Kevin Frey, Short-Term Abroad: The Baltics