UK Programs

GW partnered with the University of York and the University of Southampton to create custom programs for students from the UK to study in the heart of the United States' political, cultural and intellectual activity.

Students stayed on GW campus and received daily instruction from top GW faculty on governance in the United States and selected countries. To complement their study, students visited sites such as the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, The World Bank, as well as other local government agencies and non-profit organizations. Students also attended information sessions on U.S. higher education systems, career development, and campus organizations in order to connect with other GW students.

 

University of York

  July 2 - 14, 2017

In coordination with the University of York, the George Washington University Office will host a two-week noncredit course on Justice, Equality and Policy: A Global Perspective in Summer 2017.

The program will take place on GW’s campus and at related sites around Washington, D.C. Students selected by the University of York will study current political and policy issues, such as climate change, health care, elections, immigration, the role of religion in politics, political institutions and strategies of economic development.

Students will receive approximately 10 hours/week of instruction Monday through Friday. There will be an additional 15 hours/week of experiential instruction as students alternate between community building activities, and cultural and co-curricular site visits around Washington D.C. to enhance learning in an applied context. Students will be expected to develop a final project as a culmination of their learning.

To complement course content, students will visit places such as the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Newseum, community-based organizations and monuments of relevance. At least one weekday afternoon is reserved for information sessions on GW and U.S. higher education systems. The program will also include activities to commemorate the Independence Day holiday on July 4, and a full Saturday excursion to nearby sites of historic and cultural significance such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Old Town Alexandria. Students will have evenings and weekends to explore the campus and city as they choose with optional hosted outings.

Read more about program details at the University of York Study Abroad page.

University of Southampton

  • Introduction to American Politics
    Photo of the students from the 2016 University of Southampton cohort in DC

    Introduction to American Politics

    Students from the University of Southampton completed the course "Introduction to American Politics" in Summer 2016.

  July 2 - 14, 2017

The George Washington University will host a two-week noncredit Introduction to American Politics Program in coordination with the University of Southampton in Summer 2017. The program will take place on GW’s campus and at related sites around Washington, D.C. Students selected by the University of Southampton will study current political and policy issues, such as climate change, health care, elections, immigration, the role of religion in politics, political institutions and strategies of economic development.

Students will receive approximately 10 hours/week of instruction Monday through Friday. There will be an additional 15 hours/week of experiential instruction as students alternate between community-building activities and cultural and co-curricular site visits around Washington D.C. to enhance learning in an applied context. Students will be expected to develop a final project as a culmination of their learning.

To complement course content, students will visit places such as the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Newseum, community-based organizations and monuments of relevance. At least one weekday afternoon is reserved for information sessions on GW and U.S. higher education systems. The program will also include activities to commemorate the Independence Day holiday on July 4, and a full Saturday excursion to nearby sites of historic and cultural significance such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Old Town Alexandria. Students will have evenings and weekends to explore the campus and city as they choose with optional hosted outings.