Washington, D.C. 

Politics, Policy and Finance – the Governing Institutions of the United States 

December 2022 (specific dates forthcoming)

UCR School of Business - Global Programs - Washington, DC, New York

Visit to Washington D.C. 

This short intensive program is designed to expose students of all degree programs – both graduate and undergraduate – to the nation's capital. Students will spend two-full days with direct access to policy scholars and influencers in the heart of Washington D.C. The program includes briefings, lectures, and cultural tours of the city.

Arrival Sunday – Welcome to Washington D.C.

  • Participants are encouraged to explore the city, visit museums and settle in
  • 5 pm: Meet at the Lincoln Memorial for orientation and group photo 
  • Dinner at the National Press Club (included in the program fee)

Day One – Policy in the Current Political Climate 

  • 9 am – 12 pm: Lectures at George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government, Arlington, Va. campus 
  • Topics: 
     - Political Polarization 
     - Gender and Race in the Policy Context 
     - National Security and Intelligence 
  • Lunch on your own 
  • Meet at Arlington National Cemetery and group visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
  • City tour of Washington, D.C. (included in the program fee)
  • Dinner on your own

Day Two – Government in Action (or Inaction

  • Briefing at a federal agency such as the Department of Agriculture – How law is implemented
  • Briefing at a lobbying firm – How policy is influenced 
  • Briefing with a D.C. national security expert – How governing really works 
  • Exterior walking lecture with Dr. Jasso at the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and U.S. Capitol
  • Program concludes 

Day Three – Individual return or continue your D.C. journey 

Let's get you there!

Lectures by Dr. Jasso will include the public policy process as well as fiscal and monetary policy.

For more information, contact Dr. Sean Jasso.

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley
Three-Day Intensive of The Epicenter of All Things Tech 

Dates forthcoming

  • We will explore the academic and corporate giants of technology - Stanford, Berkeley, Google, Facebook, and more. 
  • Lectures on the future of tech and Silicon Valley's enduring influence 
  • Our inaugural trip to Silicon Valley 

For more information, contact Dr. Sean Jasso.


New York City

UCR School of Business - Global Programs - Washington, DC, New York
Three-Day Intensive in Manhattan - The Financial Capital of the United States 

Dates forthcoming

  • Our 2nd annual trip to NYC
  • We will explore the incredible energy of America's largest and most dynamic city
  • Visits include Wall Street, the UN, banking and policy executives, cultural monuments like the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center and a Broadway Show

For more information, contact Dr. Sean Jasso.