LBJ School Courses Overseas
The LBJ School plans to offer at least one course each year outside the United States, usually an intensive three-credit-hour course offered over the course of three weeks during the summer. The opportunity to study important global policy subject-matter in an applied setting – seeing the challenges first-hand, meeting people from different cultures and educational backgrounds – can have a profound impact on students who aspire to become the next generation of leaders in public service, non-governmental organizations, and multinational businesses. Students in these overseas courses can augment their classroom experiences through field trips and service opportunities.
The School strives to schedule the courses to allow students to complete their internship requirements during the same summer that they take the course. Some students will be able to combine the travel to an overseas course with their travel to the worksite for an international internship -- e.g., some students will follow the May 2010 course in South Africa with a summer 2010 internship working in Africa.