Study Public Policy in the Nation’s Capital

The Honors Seminar on Public Policy and Global Affairs provides a unique “study abroad” experience in our nation’s capital. The program includes internships and weekly seminars that allow students to engage directly with organizations that influence domestic and international affairs. Students are exposed to a range of public policies that influence global economic prosperity, national security, and America's role in the broader international community.

January 8 - April 27, 2018

Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them.

Bill Gates



Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2018 program is September 14, 2017.


The Washington, D.C. program is open to UNC undergraduates (second year status or greater) who have a 3.0 GPA.


Daniel Gitterman
Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy

Gina Difino
Director, Burch Programs and Honors Study Abroad