Located in the nation’s capital, Georgetown is a global leader in research, teaching, and service around issues of international diplomacy.

Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is home to preeminent undergraduate and graduate programs that address the changing shape of the international system. In their research and teaching, faculty experts from SFS and other Georgetown schools explore challenges of diplomacy, security, trade, and development. As a Catholic and Jesuit institution, Georgetown places particular emphasis on the ethical dimension of international diplomacy and the imperative of serving the global common good. Proximity to the U.S. government and leading international institutions, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, provide faculty and students with opportunities for interact with leading practitioners, both on campus and downtown.

Georgetown students in snorkeling gear on a boat over the Great Barrier Reef

The Office of Global Education sponsors faculty-led, credit-bearing, short-term summer programs abroad on topics such as ecology, foreign languages, global health, business, and more.

Flags outside of the United Nations
Established in 1978, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy is a research and teaching institute in the School of Foreign Service that seeks to bridge theory and practice in exploring global problems and the changing landscape of diplomatic engagement.