The Institute for Law, Science and Global Security hosts a three-week, three-credit summer graduate course focusing on international law and security in Florence, Italy. The program runs through most of July, bringing together faculty, practioners, and students interested in furthering their understanding of this topic and related issues. Students are attend classes and are housed in the Villa le Balze in Fiesole, Italy. This tiny town in the foothills north of Florence is a short distance from the center of the city, where students have ample time to further their understanding the region's influence upon the field of international law.
The Institute, in conjunction with the Office for International Programs, hosted its first class during the summer of 2008, with 16 students in attendance. The program is open to current Institute M.A. students, Georgetown University students, and graduate students outside of Georgetown.
The Institute hosts several information sessions throughout the year providing interested students with more information about the academic program, the Villa le Balze, and the application and admissions process. Students must apply to the program by February 2011. Applicants will be notified by mid-March. Additionally, there are scholarship opportunities for Institute M.A. students only for the Florence program; however, the program is open to all University graudate students and graduating seniors. Interested students are encouraged to apply early seeing the limited number of spaces and high demand for admission to this program.
More information on the program, the Villa, and application process can be found at the following links: