Study Away

Current Study Away Offerings

Each summer GJS offers a series of 3 credit Study Away courses between the end of the Spring Semester and the start of Summer Semester 1. Study away course locations include Washington D.C., Raleigh, Seattle, New Orleans, Atlanta, and various international cities. The blocks below show our Summer 2020 study-away course offerings.

The department also works closely with OIED to support semester-long experiences at one of our many partner Universities abroad.  These courses provide a great opportunity to travel and engage with GJS alums and professionals in your field of study.

Washington at Work

PS 3535/5535: Washington at Work (Summer Session 1)

Contact: Dr.  Ardoin (

Application Form:

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022

In-Class Dates: May 9-13, 2022 (Boone)

Travel Dates : May 15- 20, 2022 (Washington, DC)

Course Summary: While in Washington, DC, will meet with numerous political actors and visit the government institutions of our nation’s capital.  Current plans include meetings with several alumni working on Capitol Hill as legislative staff and lobbyists and visiting the U.S. Supreme Court, 1-2 international embassies, the Holocaust Museum, the Museum of African American History, and think tanks.

Estimated Cost: $600+ summer tuition

Intelligence and Security in DC

CJ 3535: Intelligence and Security in DC ( Summer Session 1)

Faculty Contact: Dr. Jeff Holcomb (

Application Form:

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022

In-Class Dates: May 9-13th, 2022

Travel Dates D.C. : May 15-20th, 2022

Course Summary: Interested in international and homeland security? International and transnational crime and human rights? Want to meet professionals and organizations engaged in intelligence gathering, security, and policy issues related to these concerns? Consider taking this 3-credit course in the Department of Government and Justice Studies which will include both classroom meetings and a week in Washington, DC.

Possible meetings include:

  • FBI, Department of State, CIA, and U.S. Supreme Court
  • Organizations involved in international security, human rights, & anti-human trafficking

Estimated Cost: $600 + summer tuition

Please note that participants may be subject to a criminal background check and confirmation of their nationality status.