Application Center

The Eisenhower Institute is currently accepting applications for the following programs. Gettysburg College students from all majors and class years may apply to any of the programs below. You may apply for as many Eisenhower Institute programs as you wish, but you can only participate in one at a time.

There is no fee for participating in Institute programs. 


Check out our application guide for advice and FAQs. 


Washington Connections (Fall 2019)

Washington Connections is a semester-long immersive experience that provides participants with a deeper understanding of the American political system, equips them with skills to engage as members of a civic community, and prepares them for lives and careers as agents of change.

Applications Closed

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Environmental Leadership (2019-2020)

Environmental Leadership provides a select group of Gettysburg College students with a unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of marine policy issues, to apply social science research methods, and to develop their leadership skills.The Environmental Leadership program is open to all students who have an interest in marine related policy issues, who want to gain research experience, and who desire to refine their leadership skills.

Applications Closed

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Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times (2019-2020) 

SALTT participants use case studies from contemporary geopolitics, history, business, and public policy to examine the tenets of strategic thinking, and how it can be used to address rapidly changing political, social, and business environments. The Eisenhower Institute is seeking students who are eager to learn and committed to this program. Applicants must successfully complete the application process and an interview. 

Applications Closed

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Contours of the Middle East (2019-2020)

Contours of the Middle East seeks to expose students to a broad and balanced range of the socio-economic, political, and cultural developments that are transforming the Middle East today. Students with existing study experience and background in the region are especially encouraged to apply. 

Applications Closed

Applications for our spring programs, Inside Civil Rights and Women and Leadership, will open later this fall.