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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Number of Credits Offered: 3
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Faculty-led
Program Description:

Capitol building aerial view

Washington D.C. Immersion Week

This one-week course introduces students to various elements of the Washington policy-making environment, which is relevant to future leaders from all academic disciplines. Understanding how policy and politics are made and how government functions at the highest level requires both subject-matter training and experiential learning. 
The day begins and ends at Mason's Arlington campus with a mix of lectures, meetings, and networking events. Students will learn about current topics and the organizational and professional structures to implement policy.  The class will go to Washington, DC to attend private briefings from federal government representatives, civil society, international organizations, think tanks, the private sector, the media, and foreign cultural associations and embassies.


Program Details

Undergraduate:
  • Government (GOVT) 319: Issues in Government and Politics

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University

Program Cost: $1400 for in-state tuition paying students and $3000 for out-of-state tuition paying students (for students who complete the application by the October 8 deadline)

Included:
  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Metro travel to all program activities and classes
  • Final dinner at National Press Club
Not Included:
  • Lunches
  • Expenditure for items of personal nature
  • Housing

Program Itinerary*

Day 1 Orientation and introduction lecture
Day 2 Lecture on campus, DC visit, free time for lunch, DC visit, Wrap-up on campus
Day 3 Lecture on campus, DC visit, free time for lunch, DC visit, Wrap-up on campus
Day 4 Lecture on campus, DC visit, free time for lunch, DC visit, Wrap-up on campus
Day 5 Lecture on campus, DC visit, free time for lunch, DC visit, Wrap-up on campus
Day 6 Lecture on campus, DC visit, free time for lunch, DC visit, Dinner at the National Press Club

*Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed


Contact Information

Program Officer

Michal McElwain Malur
mmcelwai@gmu.edu




Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 11/23/2017 ** Rolling Admission 03/11/2018 03/17/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.