Program Schedule

The EHLS program runs from the first week of January through the end of August each year and is divided into four sessions of 7 to 8 weeks each.

Sessions 1-3: Full-time Study at Georgetown University

For the first three sessions (6 months, January through June), instruction is intensive and you are expected to be on the Georgetown University campus every weekday for full-time study. You are not allowed to work during this period. During this part of the program, your daily schedule may look like this:

8:30 – 10 AM Reading/Writing for Professionals class
10 AM – 12 PM Independent Research
12:15 – 1:30 PM News Analysis class
1:30 – 2 PM Career Skills class
2 – 4 PM Tutorials
4 – 5:30 PM Professional Oral Communications class

Session 4: Part-time Online Study

For the fourth session (two months, July to August), classes are part-time and online; there are no on-campus classes. You are allowed and encouraged to work during this period. You will log into the part-time online program from a remote location. Your weekly responsibilities may look like this:

Online Course 1: Analytical Writing

  • Post on the Discussion Board
  • Complete a weekly assignment such as writing an abstract.
    • Day 1: Task assigned
    • Day 4: Draft due to instructor
    • Day 6: Instructor gives feedback
    • Day 7: Final version due to the instructor.

Online Course 2: Career Skills

  • Post on the Discussion Board
  • Complete a weekly assignment such as writing a narrative statement.
    • Day 1: Task assigned
    • Day 4: Draft due to instructor
    • Day 6: Instructor gives feedback
    • Day 7: Final version due to the instructor.

2017 Program Calendar

Jan. 3 – Feb. 24 Session 1: Full-time classes at Georgetown University
Feb. 27 – March 3 Break: No classes
March 6 – April 21 Session 2: Full-time classes at Georgetown University
April 24 – 28 Break: No classes
May 1 – June 23 Session 3: Full-time classes at Georgetown University
June 26 – 30 Break: No classes
July 5 – Aug. 18 Session 4: Part-time, online classes
Aug. 21 Graduation day