Decisions made in Washington, D.C. affect our lives in Athens, Georgia every day. The purpose of this program is to provide an in-depth study of consumer and housing programs and policies at the federal level. The emphasis will be on current issues. You will meet and interact with a variety of private and government officials in Washington, D.C.

While studying, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the context in which public policy decisions are made;
  • Identify major functions and “hot topics” of government regulatory agencies, advocacy groups, and businesses in the area of housing and financial planning;
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of public policy related to consumer and housing issues;
  • Experience the public policy process;
  • Develop and strengthen professional behaviors and attitudes.

Application and Program Fee Deadlines:

  • Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the remaining spots are filled.

Approximate Cost:

A program fee of $1580 includes lodging while in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University, Metro transit pass, most meals, some sightseeing attractions and events.   Airfare and personal expenses such as souvenirs, entertainment, etc. are not included. You can anticipate airfares will be around $326 and other out-of-pocket expenses from $100-$150. This cost does NOT include tuition or fees associated with tuition. 



Payment Due Date

Application fee


Program Fee



6 credit hours



Incidentals (souvenirs, etc.)

$100 - $150


  • FHCE 5710 and FHCE 3010 will run in D.C. June 16-22, 2018