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International Development Program | SIS

Candace Gibson
Program Coordinator
(202) 885-1657

IDP Skills Institutes

General Guidelines

Days/Times: 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday

Preparation: For many institutes, some advanced reading is required. This information will be posted on Blackboard.

Credits: Each institute is worth one credit hour of graduate level credit. All skills institutes are "pass/fail."

Eligible Students: All AU graduate students interested in international development are eligible. Non-degree students should contact the Graduate Advising Office at (202) 885-1690 for information on registering for skills institutes. Non-degree students will be admitted only by permission of IDP and the instructor.

Cost: Students will be charged the current tuition rate for one graduate level credit hour. Note: If this is the only course taken, a Sports Center fee of $30 will be assessed. Skills Institutes may not be audited and are not part of the alumni audit program.

Registration: Register as you would for regular courses. Students may register or drop up to two days before the Institute begins, but since space is limited, early registration is strongly recommended.  Students are registered on a first-come first-served basis. Students may drop an Institute with a 100% refund provided that your request (including course number and section and your AU ID) is emailed to no later than two days prior to the institute's start date. Please fill out the Request for Registration Action form if you would like to add or drop a skills institute after the add/drop deadline.

For further information please contact the International Development Program Office in SIS 228: 202-885-1657,


SIS Skills Institutes

Please refer to the Skills Institute website for a complete list of course offerings.

Tinker-Walker Fellowships

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Through the Irene Tinker-Millidge Walker Fellowship, students can receive financial support to offset the costs of including overseas field experience in their research, internship, or practicum.

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