Student Clubs and Activities

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SFS students engage with—and often lead—many of Georgetown's 200-plus co-curricular clubs and activities. The groups linked below are among those with the strongest affinities to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Foreign Service.

  • Georgetown Africa Interest Network (GAIN)
  • Georgetown International Relations Club
  • Georgetown Journal of International Affairs—a publication featuring articles, commentary and reviews by prominent figures in the field of international affairs. The Journal is staffed by graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Georgetown University Amnesty International
  • Georgetown University Military Affairs Society (Maps and Chaps)—serves as a social and functionally educational venue for students who are passionate about the intersection between military affairs, diplomacy and strategy to gather and address topics of interest.
  • Georgetown Women In International Affairs
  • Graduate SFS Consulting Club
  • Hoyas Global Initiative
  • Hoyas United in Graduate Service (HUGS)—is committed to connecting graduate students with volunteer opportunities. Provides community service opportunities for all graduate students at Georgetown.HUGS members believe that to have a complete education, one must serve the community.
  • Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO)
  • MSFS Africa Forum—spreads awareness of and promotes dialogue about Africa. The Africa Forum is deeply committed to highlighting the hope and bright future of this continent that too often is only known for its crises and tragedies.
  • MSFS Association of French and International Affairs (MAFIA)—aims to facilitate interaction between French-speaking MSFS students, support opportunities for language practice, and coordinate Francophone cultural events and activities within the Georgetown and the greater Washington, D.C. communities.
  • MSFS Big Buddies Program—seeks to engage inner city children from the D.C. area with Georgetown students in activities around the city. Big Buddies aims to support and mentor future leaders (and hopefully future Hoyas!). Past events include taking little buddies to the International Spy Museum and a trip to the ice-skating rink at the Sculpture Garden on the National Mall.
  • MSFS European Union (EU) Forum—is a platform for MSFS students to engage in debate on the political, economic and social issues that confront contemporary Europe. By hosting dialogues on both Europe’s internal affairs and external relations, the Forum seeks to generate deeper understanding of the EU’s role in international decision-making.
  • MSFS Latin America Forum—delves into Latin American society and economy by discussing the political and economic dynamics among the countries in the region, Spain, and the European Union.
  • MSFS Student Representatives—elected each year by the MSFS Students Association (to which all MSFS and joint-degree students belong). Student Representatives work with the MSFS director and staff to address student needs.
  • MSFS Thinking Beyond the Beltway (TBTB)—seeks to expose students to a wider range of political opinions and actors. Without political prejudice or any agenda beyond creating an open discussion, TBTB engages groups and individuals that take unconventional views and/or represent grassroots movements.
  • Middle East North Africa (MENA) Forum
  • Mortara Center Illuminati Dinners—provides graduate students with the opportunity to have an informal dinner conversation with distinguished Georgetown practitioners.
  • Net Impact—a network of emerging business leaders committed to using the power of business to create a better world.
  • Professionals in Russian, Eastern European and Asian Affairs (PREEA)—a graduate student organization that serves as a platform for students from all Georgetown schools to explore their interests in Eastern European and Eurasian affairs.
  • UNICEF Georgetown

Georgetown's Center for Student Programs maintains a complete list of student clubs and activities.