On Campus, Online & Abroad

Summer Session 2015—whether on campusonline or abroad—is bursting with dozens of arts and sciences offerings designed to broaden the mind and enhance your skills. Simultaneously fill credit requirements while having an adventure in a new country. Or, take in-demand courses that fill up quickly during the regular academic year and get a leg up on prerequisites by enrolling in a math, writing or science class.

Summer courses are available to graduate, undergraduate and non-degree seeking students! Working professionals and students from other universities can also take advantage of GW summer sessions.


On Campus


Koobi Fora Field School in Africa

So you want to be an archeologist? Leave your Indiana Jones fantasies at home. At the Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya, students get their hands dirty. They dig wells, battle 120 degree heat, dodge scorpions and uncover fossils. Read more.

Designing for the Future: Museum Summer Institute

What does it take to build a museum exhibit? A lot more effort than you might imagine. A summer institute in exhibition design brought together graduate-level students and professionals to work as a team on the new GW Museum. Read more.

Where in the World Did the Columbian College Go?

From learning about art in Europe or analyzing international business in Shanghai, Columbian College extends its lessons beyond the classroom—and past borders. Last summer students embarked on scholarly expeditions to all corners of the world.