University of York

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.