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Summer Programs

Each summer, the school welcomes students to explore the world of international relations through courses and certificate programs offered at its Washington DC campus.

Whether you seek to build professional skills, complement an internship, prepare for graduate school, learn a new language, or network with classmates across sectors and industries, you will be inspired by world-renowned experts who bring academic and practical experience into the classroom.

The school’s main campus in Washington DC provides an exciting backdrop for the study of international relations and is conveniently located on Embassy Row—a quick walk from the Dupont Circle metro.

Structured for the working professional, summer courses are small and held two evenings per week in a condensed term. Students can earn four graduate level credits per course.

Recent Courses Offered 

    • American Foreign Policy Since WWII
    • Behavioral Sociology of Conflict
    • Comparative Politics
    • East Asian Security
    • Econometrics
    • Energy, Environment, and Development in Developing Countries
    • International Financial Markets » International Monetary Theory
    • International Political Economy of Emerging Markets
    • International Trade Theory
    • Introduction to Climate Change and Economic Development
    • Introduction to Economic Development
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
    • Politics and Risk: Countries, Policies, and Institutions
    • Practical Research Methods of Development
    • Principles and Practices of Conflict Management
    • Statistical Methods for Business and Economics
    • Theories of International Relations

    The Summer Language Institute 

    The Summer Language Institute is unique for emphasizing political, economic, and international topics. Small class sizes provide an ideal environment for individualized attention from experienced instructors.

    Language courses in Arabic, Chinese, and Russian meet three evenings per week over eight weeks and reflect the skills and abilities of students, ranging from novice to advanced levels.