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  • Locations: Washington, DC, United States;
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • PROGRAM COST: Spring
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 12/14/2022
Rolling Admission 03/03/2023 03/12/2023

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. David Shirk Disciplines and Core Offered: College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate, Master of Arts International Relations (MAIR), Political Science and International Relations (POLS)
Accomodations: Hotel Graduate Courses Offered: Yes
Class Standing: MAIR Students Only Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Description:
POLS 571 - U.S. Foreign Policy (3 units)
Washington DC - Travel Seminar
Professor David Shirk 

Spring Break: March 3-12, 2023

Students will travel to Washington, D.C. over Spring Break (March 3 - March 12, 2023). Through this course, students will examine various theories about U.S. foreign policy, with special attention to the areas of international security, economic cooperation, aid, and disaster relief.  Students will gain insights into the interests, actors, institutional structures, processes, and circumstances that shape the pursuit of the U.S. “national interest” in the global system.  Students will visit U.S. governmental government agencies, NGOs, private sector entities, think tanks, advocacy groups, foreign embassies, and experts, such as the U.S. State Department, Capitol Hill, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the USDA, the Library of Congress, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Heritage Foundation, the Center for American Progress, the Washington Office on Latin America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and two or more embassies and programs at DC-based universities (e.g., American, Georgetown, GW, etc). For more information about this program, please contact Dr. David Shirk

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)