International Opportunities

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The benefits of international travel and study are numerous, and students are encouraged to find opportunities for study aborad while pursuing their Master’s in Democracy and Governance. Studying abroad will help you: 

  • Enhance your foreign language skills
  • Develop opportunities fo personal growth
  • Foster your professional development
  • Find new career opportunities
  • Gain an important global perspective
  • Access new financial aid opportunities 

Study Abroad Programs

A great resource for study abroad is Georgetown’s Office of Global Education. Each year Georgetown sends approximately 900 students to earn academic credit in over 40 countries. In addition to many programs that Georgetown University offers, students can also work with nearby universities such as George Mason University, American University and George Washington University to participate in their programs as well.

Programs run throughout the year and students can even go abroad during the winter or summer break, sometimes with real cost savings on tuition (depending on location and program).

​Boren Fellowships

Students are also encouraged to apply for a NSEP Boren Fellowship. Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Georgetown has an exceptional record of successful Boren Fellowship applications. More information on Georgetown’s office can be found at Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Georgetown deadlines are generaly in mid-January

Fulbright Fellowships

The United States Congress, with the aid of Senator J. William Fulbright created the Fulbright program in 1946 following the end of WWII to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, and to provide U.S. students with the opportunity for professional development and international experience.

Apply through Georgetown’s Fulbright office and check your availability at the Fulbright website. The process includes working with Georgetown’s Fulbright administrator on a proposal and an on-campus interview.

Georgetown deadlines are generaly in August

FLAS Scholarships

United States Department of Education FLAS Scholarships are currently unavailable, but might receive further U.S. Government funding at a future date.