Washington, DC Immersion Week
GOVT 319 – Issues in Government and Politics
Earn 3 credit hours in one week
This program is open to undergraduate students only.
Led by Professor Terri Snow Markwart, and Michal McElwain Malur
This one-week course introduces students to various elements of the Washington policy-making environment. Learn the politics of how domestic, financial, trade, and international policy is made.
The day begins and ends at Mason’s Arlington campus with a mix of lectures, meetings, and a farewell dinner.
Go to private briefings with federal government representatives, civil society, international organizations, think tanks, the media, and foreign cultural associations and embassies.
Tour the US Capitol, Library of Congress, Pentagon, and State Department* and more.
Relevant to future leaders in all academic disciplines.
*Briefings are subject to change
$1,400 for In-State tuition paying students and $3,200 for Out-of- State paying students. Early Bird Pricing before October 8, 2017, includes 3 credits of graduate tuition, hotel, most meals, lectures and site visits, as well as cultural events. After October 8, 2017, the price will increase by $300.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
- All application fees and deposits are non-refundable.
- If a participant cancels or withdraws, voluntarily or involuntarily (including dismissal from the program), less than 45 days prior to the program start date or after the start of the program, no refund will be issued.
- All cancellations or withdrawals from a program must be made in writing to Michal Malur at email@example.com.
- Metro travel to all program activities and classes
- Final dinner at National Press Club
- Expenditure for items of personal nature
Students who intend to use financial aid to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the Intent to Use Financial Aid form completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the deposit deadline. This form is available once you have applied to a program as a material item in your application. If your completed form shows an anticipated aid amount that will cover either your deposit amount or the full program fee, the deadline for making these payments can be extended while we wait for your financial aid to be applied to your student account for the term you will be studying abroad.
Students who submit the Intent to Use Financial Aid form, will be provided with a Confirmation of Financial Aid form which will also need to be completed and submitted to the Global Education Office later in the application process once aid for the term can be confirmed.