Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Join us this summer in Washington and experience international affairs.

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is one of the world's leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international relations. Join us this summer in Washington and experience international affairs. Summer courses provide students with the opportunity to explore the world of international relations and enhance their topical, theoretical and practical knowledge of global issues. Students can earn four graduate-level credits per course.

Program Dates: June 1 - July 23, 2015

Summer Courses in Washington, D.C.

Courses in Washington are offered in international relations, economics, policy studies, development, conflict management, strategic and regional studies, and more. Structured for the working professional, classes are scheduled two evenings each week.


Certificates are designed to help students and professionals gain academic credentials without pursuing a full degree as they advance their careers. The Certificate in International Studies and the Certificate in International Development are offered to candidates who successfully complete a series of four non-language courses. Students can earn a certificate in as few as two summers by working at a rigorous pace or over an extended period of time. 

To learn more about SAIS certificate programs, click here

Summer Language Institute

The Summer Language Institute at SAIS is unique for emphasizing political, economic and international topics. Students may enroll in one intensive evening course in Arabic, Chinese, English, or Russian at the beginning, intermediate and advanced level.