Frequently Asked Questions


Attire for the program is business casual.

Men: Dress slacks or khakis, collared shirt (button-down or polo), loafers or casual shoes
Women: Slacks or khakis, skirt, sweater set, blouse, polo shirt, casual shoes

Please note: We do not require uniforms, suits, ties or jackets to be worn during the program.


All communication you receive from the GW NSSP staff will be sent via email. Please add [email protected] to your email address book so that your computer recognizes this email address and does not direct it to your SPAM folder.

Course Funding

Your unit is responsible for funding the following expenses:

  • Course Tuition: $9,000.00
  • Lodging (if applicable)
  • Travel expenses
  • Incidentals (including laundry expense, phone calls, internet fees, parking, etc.)
  • Any meals not included as part of the program tuition


Beverages and light snacks will be provided throughout the day.
There will be approximately seven (7) lunches, one (1) dinner with a guest speaker scheduled, and one (1) reception.
All other meals will be covered under unit or individual expense.

Reading Materials

Within two business days of receipt of your application and payment you will receive a confirmation email that will provide you with information on accessing the course materials on Google Drive. This platform will contain the reading materials, schedule, speaker bios, and syllabus.

Application Process

The class is limited to 50 participants, and registrations are accepted on a first paid, first enrolled basis.

Apply online and submit with credit card number or email a government training form to [email protected].

By Email
Please download and fill out the application form online, print and sign it. Then email a scanned copy of the form along with credit card information or government training form to [email protected].

By Mail
Please download and fill out the application form online and mail with a check, credit card number, or government training form to the following address:

Dr. Matthew Levinger
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St, NW, Suite 605K
Washington, DC 20052

You will receive confirmation via email within two business days.

Cancellations must be made in writing to Dr. Levinger at [email protected]. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the conference planning staff at [email protected] or 202-994-0188


The program will begin each day at 0900 and end at approximately 1715 except on days when a dinner with guest lecture is scheduled. On evenings when a dinner with a speaker is scheduled, the program will end at approximately 2030.


The Elliott School of International Affairs is located at 1957 E St, NW in Washington, DC.

Parking at the facility is $26.00 per day.

There are three metro stations within a 15 minute walk of the top of page:

Foggy Bottom (Orange, Silver, and Blue Lines)
Farragut West (Orange, Silver, and Blue Lines)

Farragut North (Red Line)

The Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (Airport code DCA) is the closet airport to The George Washington University.

When booking your flights, please do not schedule your return flight until at least two hours after the program end time (approximately 1715).