The MPP and the MPA focus on domestic policy in the core coursework. But, a growing number of students are pursuing a field of study with an international component. With advising, students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities to broaden their horizons while at GW.
GW offers an abundance of courses with an international focus through its many graduate degree programs:
Students have several options for pursuing study abroad opportunities. With advisor approval students may undertake a study abroad opportunity offered by the TSPPPA.
The School periodically offers a summer study abroad course; interested students should look for information on this opportunity early in the spring semester (ahead of registration for summer courses).
With prior permission from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, it may be possible to undertake a study abroad opportunity through another school within GW, or outside GW.
Students should work with their advisor to submit a petition, prior to registering for the study abroad course(s), to the CCAS Dean's Office for review. The student then signs up for the course(s), completes the course(s), and submits a Transfer of Credit form (with final transcript) to officially transfer the coursework into their degree program. If undertaken during the fall or spring semester, additional steps to maintain registration status are needed. Ask the Program Coordinator.
Note: students cannot use the Consortium Registration Form for Consortium members.
GW's Study Abroad Office, while focused on undergraduate students, is a great resource for universities and other organizations offering study abroad programs.