While in the Gap Program, you will be enrolled in a 3-credit seminar course designed to take full advantage of Washington, D.C. The classes are interactive sessions led by a professor who will introduce you to local, national, and global experts. You will learn from guest speakers and participate in site visits. Seminar topics include:
American Politics Seminar
Students will study American government through active learning in the classroom and beyond. Specifically, students will be immersed in both the theory and the practice of American politics through meetings with experts and site visits to political institutions in Washington, D.C. As a result, students will have a better understanding of government, particularly key constitutional principles, the political process, policy-making institutions, civil rights, and current political issues. Offered in fall and spring semesters.
Global Business Seminar
Students will learn about global business as it plays out in an international capital. This seminar immerses students in both the theory and practice of global business through meetings with experts and site visits to such organizations as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Offered in fall semester only.
International Affairs Seminar
Students will learn about international affairs and U.S. foreign policy through the lens of international experts. This seminar immerses students in both the theory and practice of international affairs through lectures, as well as meetings with decision makers and experts in international relations and site visits to organizations such as Congress, think tanks, and embassies. Students will gain a better understanding of the theory and practice of international relations and the process of U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation. Offered spring semester only.
Please note that the University reserves the right to make program/subject cancellations and changes or substitutions in cases of enrollment interests or changed conditions in the interest of the group.