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  • Locations: Washington D.C., United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Domestic Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) College/School: FACS
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Housing Location: Off-Campus
Program Description:

Please note that this program is not running in Summer 2020. For more information, please contact the program director.

Washington, D.C. Study Tour

The actions of policy makers in Washington, D.C. affect our lives in Athens, Georgia everyday.  The purpose of the FHCE 4900 and 5710 course combination is to put into context the political processes and the economic underpinnings that influence our policy makers; in particular, with reference to the places that students will visit during their time in our nation’s capital.  We will cover consumer policies and protection, the basic structure of the federal government, how a bill becomes a law, the various agencies to be visited in DC and how their actions affect consumers everywhere. 


Program Location

This study tour is a combination of course work here on the UGA campus in conjunction with a week spent in Washington D.C.

Program Director and Course Leaders

Dr. Diann Moorman; Program Director
204 House C (Across from Georgia Center)

Academic Program

FHCE 4900: Seminar in Housing and Consumer Economics: The Political Context of Housing and Consumer Economics

FHCE 5710: Study Tour in Housing and Consumer Economics: Consumer and Housing Policy in Action: Exploring Policies and Programs in Washington, DC

Housing and Meals

Students will stay at the historic George Washington University which is located in the heart of Foggy Bottom--about 8 blocks away from the White House

Program Itinerary

We fly into D.C. on Saturday June 22 and return home on June 28th.  The week is filled with visiting the Federal Reserve Bank; the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, The Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Department of Agriculture, Capitol Hill and many other consumer protection/policy making agencies. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.