Students in village in Kenya

Kenya - Information and Communication Technology and Collective Action

Professor Steven Livingston led a group to Kenya in summer of 2013 to look at the way technology is aiding in the developing African nation.


For Short-Term Abroad Programs, students will pay tuition and a program fee, which typically includes insurance, lodging, and may include cultural activities or some meals. Students will also incur out-of-pocket expenses that typically include airfare, some meals, and other personal expenses. Refer to each individual course website to determine the costs of participation. Payment is due in accordance with the GW Student Accounts schedule

Please note, students will be asked to submit a non-refundable $500 Program Deposit by the program's Commitment Deadline. This deposit will be credited back to the student via the GW Student Account if the student does participate in the program.  

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Students at Tea Time in London!

Sketch London - Architecture and Design

Professor Stephanie Travis led a group of Interior Design grad students to London to study and draw historical and modern landmarks in the city.