Promoting Regional Stability and Peace in the South Caucasus Study Visit

The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, with support from the U.S. Department of State invites applications from students in the South Caucasus for a March 1-14, 2024 study visit at the Carter School in Virginia, just minutes away from Washington DC. Our program is designed to provide students with a unique and immersive educational journey, with a particular focus on the vital skills of negotiations, communications, media literacy, and narrative development among others. The program provides opportunities for the South Caucasus students to learn skills together with others from the South Caucasus region.

Here's what you can expect during your time at the Carter School:

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Engagement with the Carter School Community

During the two weeks of the study visit students will interact with graduate and undergraduate students, as well as our dedicated faculty and researchers from George Mason University. 

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Learning from Washington Area Experts

We've curated an engaging lineup of experts and professionals who are actively shaping the landscape of think tanks and non-profit organizations in the D.C. area. Students will have an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations, learn from their experiences, and gain insights that can shape their future work.

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Exploration of Washington, D.C.

Beyond the classroom, students will have ample time to discover the rich history and culture of the Washington, D.C. area. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Library of Congress, the National Mall, Arlington Cemetery, the White House, the United States Supreme Court and many others.

Eligibility Criteria

The program welcomes applications from undergraduate and graduate students between the ages of 18 and 25 who are currently enrolled in academic programs in any area of the South Caucasus. English language proficiency is required.

Application Process 

The application package includes:

  1. Online application form
  2. Short essay outlining your interest in the program, your expectations from the program and how you envision using the skills and knowledge you gain in the program 
  3. Short bio or CV

Application deadline was November 20, 2023

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a Zoom interview which will be conducted in English in December/January. 

Should you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to reach out to We eagerly anticipate your application and look forward to welcoming you to the Carter School community.

This program is made possible with financial support from the U.S. Department of State, George Mason University, and the George Mason University Foundation.