Short-term study abroad programs (STAPs) are the primary mechanism for graduate student international mobility at GWSB.

These programs are taught by GW faculty or GWSB partner universities abroad* and are open to graduate students in GWSB; across the University; within the Washington, DC area and to students in non-degree status. Select undergraduates may participate in faculty-led programs if they meet admission standards set by STAP faculty. These offerings are intended to provide exposure for students in any graduate program to opportunities for global learning while at GWSB.

GWSB Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

Summer 2016
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 28

  • Brazil “Behind the Scenes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro” [3 credits]
  • California “A Journey Through the Sharing Economy: Customer Experience Fieldwork in San Francisco” [3 credits]
  • England “Business and the State: Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships” [6 credits]
  • Mexico “Celebrating Earth Heritage, Sustaining Local Communities, San Luis Potosí, Huasteca Region” [6 credits]
  • New York/New Jersey “Global Social Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice” [3 credits]
  • Sweden “Healthcare and Marketing Strategy: The Swedish Experience” [4.5 credits]
  • Israel “ Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Israeli Model” Short-term Exchange with Tel Aviv University [3 credits]*
  • Denmark “International Summer University Program” Short-term Exchange with Copenhagen Business School [6 credits]*
  • France “Innovation, Design Thinking & Intrapreneurship” Short Term Exchange Program with Grenoble Ecole de Management [2-6 credits]*
  • France “Globalizing Europe” Short-term Exchange with EDHEC Business School [3-6 credits]*
  • France “The Global Manager in Europe” Short-term Exchange with ESSEC Business School [3 credits]*
  • Germany “Successful Leadership in Europe” Short-term Exchange with European Business School [3 credits]*
  • Singapore “The Global Manager in Asia” or “Corporate Finance” Short Term Exchange Program with ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific Campus [6 credits]*

Spring Break 2016
Application Deadline: Sunday, November 1

  • China“Exploring Small Private Businesses in China” [3 credits]
  • Florida “The Business of Baseball and Economics of Spring Training in Florida” [3 credits]
  • Israel “Information Systems, Development and Growth in Israel” [3 credits]
  • Mexico “”Mexico as an Emerging Market” short term exchange with IPADE Business School [1.5 credits]*
  • Denmark “Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility in Scandinavia” short-term exchange with Copenhagen Business School [1.5 credits]* 

Winter 2016
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 20

  • France/Luxembourg“Global Branding Strategy” [3 credits]
  • Turkey“Urbanization, Marketing and Construction in Emerging Economies: The Case of Turkey” [3 credits]
  • France“Audencia Winter Program” short-term exchange with Audencia School of Management [1.5 – 4.5 credits]*
  • Israel “Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Israeli model” short-term exchange with Tel Aviv University [3 credits]*

The “short-term exchange” designation identifies programs run by a GWSB partner institution and are only open to graduate students in the School of Business. These courses represent a unique opportunity to enroll directly in coursework at one of our partner universities and take classes with a diverse array of students, from our partner institutions and other institutions across the world.

Non-GWSB Courses
Additional short-term study abroad programs offered by GW and open to GWSB students are available through: