Short-Term Study Away Programs

Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAPs) are the best way for students to exercise international mobility while at the GW School of Business (GWSB).

STAPs are taught by faculty from GW or one of GWSB’s international partner universities and are open to graduate students enrolled at GW as well as GW students in non-degree status (i.e., not currently pursuing a degree or certificate). Select undergraduates may participate in faculty-led programs if they meet admission standards set by STAP faculty. Offerings are designed to expose graduate students to diverse opportunities for global learning while at GWSB.

Available Short-Term Study Away Programs are listed below.

Latest News & Upcoming Deadlines

  • Online application open: Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Online application deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST
  • STAP Information Session: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Funger Hall 108 (Reception to follow)

Winter 2019-2020

Faculty-led Programs

Short-term Exchange Programs*


Spring 2020

Faculty-led Programs

Short-term Exchange Programs*

Summer 2020

Faculty-led Programs

Short-term Exchange Programs*

Past Programs

Faculty-led Programs

  • Italy | Global Business Project: Celebrating Natural Heritage and Promoting Ecotourism | 3-6 Credits
    Faculty: Seleni Matus
  • Sweden | Global Business Project: The Innovation Ecosystem and the Internationalization of High-Tech Firms | 3 Credits
    Faculty: Anna Helm
  • Washington, D.C. | Business & Society: Privatization, Nationalization, & Public-Private Partnerships | 3 Credits**
    Faculty: Dr. Robert Weiner

Short-term Exchange Programs*

  • China | Beyond Summer School | Short-term Exchange with Fudan University School of Management | 3 Credits
  • Denmark | International Summer University Program | Short-term Exchange with Copenhagen Business School | 3-6 Credits
  • France | Globalizing Europe | Short-term Exchange with EDHEC Business School | 3 Credits
  • France | The Global Manager in Europe | Short-term Exchange with ESSEC Business School | 3 Credits
  • Germany | Successful Leadership in Europe or Doing Business in Europe | Short-term Exchange with European Business School | 3-5 Credits
  • Morocco | The Global Manager in Africa | Short-term Exchange with ESSEC Business School Africa Campus | 6 Credits
  • Singapore | The Global Manager in Asia or Corporate Finance | Short-term Exchange with ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific Campus | 6 Credits

Spring | 2019

Faculty-led Programs

China | Exploring Small Businesses in China | 3 Credits
Faculty: Dr. Yun Zhang

Rwanda | Global Business Project: Impact Investments in SMEs | 3 Credits
Faculty: Dr. Reid Click

Spain | Innovation and Technology in Barcelona | 3 Credits
Faculty: Dr. Mary Granger

Washington, D.C. | Business & Society: Fintech | 3 Credits
Faculty: Bonnie Pierce

Short-term Exchange Programs

Denmark | Sustainability in Scandinavia | Short-term Exchange with Copenhagen Business School | 1.5 Credits

France | Global Responsibility in the European Context | Short-term Exchange with Audencia Business School | 3 credits

Mexico | Mexico as an Emerging Market | Short-term Exchange with IPADE Business School | 1.5 Credits

Winter | 2019

Faculty-led Programs

Chile | Global Business Project: Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of Chilean SMEs | 3 Credits
Faculty: Dr. Nam Pham

Thailand | Global Business Project: Developing Personas and Consumer Journeys | 3 Credits
Faculty: Dr. Lynda Maddox

Washington, D.C. | Business & Society: Corporate Fraud and Corruption | 3 Credits
Faculty: Dr. Kirsten E. Martin

Short-term Exchange Programs

Australia | Brand Management & Doing Business in Australia | Short-term Exchange with Melbourne Business School | 1.5-4.5 Credits

France | Technology Management in a European Business Environment | Short-term Exchange with Grenoble Ecole de Management | 3 Credits

Non-GWSB Courses

Additional short-term study away programs offered by the university, and open to GWSB students, are available through the Office for Study Abroad and the Graduate School of Political Management.



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

**Open enrollment course; application deadline does not apply.

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