Winter in Washington: Washington & the World
With the creation of a new world order after World War II, the United States came to be the indisputable leader of the so-called Free World. However, over the past several years, new forces in global and domestic politics have called into question the role of America in a changing world. What will be the future of American leadership? What will happen to the Atlantic Alliance? Will other great powers—like Russia and China—fill a possible void? What will be the future of American ideas, such as democracy and freedom?
The Winter in Washington: Washington & the World will take you on an engaging journey where you will explore the role of the U.S. in the world and develop a broader perspective of how the changing dynamics may affect American leadership on a global level. Under the leadership of faculty from Georgetown University’s renowned Walsh School of Foreign Service, you will gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. foreign policy process, examine the existing and emerging challenges confronting the U.S., and learn how you can become involved in the field of global affairs.
In Winter in Washington: Washington & the World, you’ll attend academic programming between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. during the weekdays, which will include lectures, guest speakers, hands-on activities, group discussions, and off-site visits.How You Will Benefit
- Learn from renowned Georgetown School of Foreign Service professors
- Visit Capitol Hill
- Engage in discussion groups to gain a broader global perspective
- Participate in a crisis simulation relating to foreign policy
- Visit D.C. landmarks and take a night tour of historic D.C. monuments
As a student in the Winter in Washington: Washington & the World, you’ll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you’ll have the opportunity to explore areas such as:
- The evolution of Washington, D.C.’s engagement with the world
- The American Constitution and the world
- Congress, the president, and foreign policy
- The future of the Atlantic Alliance
- The U.S. and the developing world
- The U.S. and the great powers
- The U.S. and Asia
- The U.S. and terrorism
- American music and politics
- The Trump presidency and foreign policy
- The future of American foreign policy
In order to participate in Winter in Washington, you must meet the following criteria:
- Currently attend an institution that has a partnership agreement with Georgetown University
- Receive a nomination to attend Winter in Washington from your home institution
- Meet the established enrollment requirements of Georgetown Summer and Special Programs
If you are interested in participating in Winter in Washington, you should consult with your school to ensure a partnership is already established with Georgetown Summer and Special Programs.
International Institutional Partnerships
Institutional partnership agreements allow institutions to nominate high-achieving students to attend Georgetown’s Winter in Washington.Partnership Benefits
Establishing a partnership with Georgetown Summer Sessions provides a short-term study option at a top-ranked university in the United States. A partnership agreement with Georgetown Summer and Special Programs will establish global connections for your institution and provide students with diverse cultural and educational experiences in an international setting.
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