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  • Locations: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Program Terms: Fall Short Term, Spring Short Term
  • Restrictions: GW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Short Term 2023 01/31/2023 ** Rolling Admission 06/10/2023 06/17/2023
Fall Short Term 2023 11/25/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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

Global Perspective Residency (Georgia)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 17th, 2023

Course Number: PSAD 6200.DE1 (3 credits)
Professor: Dr. Natalia Dinello
Blackboard-Based Course Dates: May 15 - June 10, 2023
Global Perspective Residency Dates: June 11-17, 2023

Is This Program for Me?
Are you . . .

  • interested to learn about Georgia as an important country between the West and the East and a strategic partner of the US in the Caucasus?
  • seeking to advance Euro-Atlantic integration to mitigate conflicts and improve security?
  • looking to affect positive political, economic, and social change in the region?
  • planning to operate in international markets, understanding the complexities of a foreign environment?
  • curious about the operation of governments, parliaments, businesses, and civil society around the world?

Why Georgia?
During our travel period in Georgia, students will experience first-hand Georgian culture of hospitality and generosity and meet with top politicians, business people, public affairs experts, journalists, and representatives of Georgia's vibrant civil society. The program will be developed in cooperation with the GSPM's partner, NGO Sector 3 -- Hub for Development, and Tbilisi universities.

What Will My Days Be Like in Tbilisi, Georgia?
Following is a sample itinerary for one day abroad:

9:00-9:30am: Transfer
9:30am-12:00pm: Visit to the Parliament of Georgia and the presidential office
12:00-12:30pm: Transfer
12:30-2:00pm: Lunch with American Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, or similar organization
2:00-2:30pm: Transfer
2:30-4:00pm: Meetings at the Tourism Administration of Georgia
4:00-4:30pm: Transfer
4:30-6:00pm: Panel of political consultants and representatives of political parties
Evening: Dinner and activities on students' own

What Dates Are the Class and the Travel to Georgia?
Blackboard-Based Classes: May 15, 2023 - June 10, 2023 - Lectures, readings, and assignments will be made available on Blackboard. Due dates will be listed on the syllabus, and work can be completed at your own pace as long as deadlines are met.
Global Perspective Residency in Tbilisi, Georgia: June 11-17, 2023

When Do I Apply, and When Will I Be Notified of My Acceptance?
Application Deadline: February 17th, 2023
Commitment/Registration Deadline: February 21st, 2023

How Much Will This Cost?
Tuition: $5,340 ($1,780/credit)*
Program Fee: $1,250
Travel Insurance: TBD
Flight: ~$1000 roundtrip

*The tuition is the same as all other Political Management courses. Through the generous donations of our Georgian partners, Center for Development and Democracy, Sector-3, and Endowment “ProDemos”, the funds have been applied to the program fee significantly decreasing the cost
Feel free to visit USA Study Abroad as well for scholarship opportunities offered to graduate students

NOTE: The listed fees are subject to change. The "Estimated Total on GW Bill" comprises the costs that will appear on the GW Student Accounts bill. All other expenses -- including airfare, non-group meals, non-group transportation, passport and visa fees, etc. -- will be sought out and paid by students directly and will not be billed through the university. GSPM reserves the right to change this program at any time without notice.

Need more information? Please reach out to Jessilyn Larsen at or Dr. Natalia Dinello at

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