The School of Public Policy Study Abroad program allows students to complement educational endeavors with intensive, condensed courses conducted in countries that serve as laboratories for studying the politics and economics of emerging markets. Students network with political leaders, business people, academics, practitioners, and other trip participants.
Led by distinguished faculty members, three-credit Study Abroad classes are open to all SPP master's degree students, as well as non-degree/non-George Mason students.
Classes are typically conducted during recesses in the academic year, and built on subjects such as policymaking, international trade, regional development, culture, and security. Previous programs have been held in India, China, Turkey, Singapore/Thailand, Mexico, England, South Africa, Europe, and Costa Rica, among other locations.
Students may generally take only one of these courses for credit toward graduation, but in exceptional circumstances may take a second, with the approval of Dr. Thys van Schaik, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
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