Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate?

Eisenhower Institute programs are open to Gettysburg College students from all majors and class years. Participants must be studying on campus for the duration of the program. Students studying off-campus are not eligible to participate in programs, but are invited to join us for virtual events.

What is the time commitment for an Eisenhower Institute program?

These programs are non-credit, co-curricular opportunities that are designed to complement academic coursework. The time commitment is not the same as a class, but is also not negligible. Participants are expected to fully engage with the material to get as much out of the program as possible. 

Specific workload and expectations vary by program. Please review the program schedules before applying.

How much do the programs cost?

There is no fee to participate in these programs. 

The Eisenhower Institute pays for most costs, including meals and travel, although students may be responsible for individual personal expenses (travel snacks, passport fees, etc.). Additional financial assistance is available. 

Can I apply for multiple programs? 

You may apply for as many programs as you wish, but you can only participate in one cohort-based program at a time.

Students may participate in Foundations of Strategy and Leadership in addition to any other program. 

Can I participate in different programs in the fall and spring semesters? 

Yes! As long as you are only participating in one program each semester. 

Will participants have the opportunity to travel this year?

Each program will include an experiential learning component, which may include travel. The Eisenhower Institute staff continues to evaluate domestic and international public health conditions. All travel experiences will be conducted in accordance with guidelines and policies from the federal government, local governments, Gettysburg College, and the Eisenhower Institute.

Is travel required? 

Participants are required to complete all components of a program, including travel. EI recognizes that travel is an important part of our programs. Students who want to participate but cannot travel (domestically or internationally) will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. 

Are participants from years interrupted by COVID eligible to travel? 

Only current participants are eligible to travel this year.

Can I participate in the same program that I have in the past? 

Because each program will address the same general content as in past years, we encourage returning participants to consider applying to a new program to expand your knowledge and experience. 

Some programs may include experiential components that differ from previous years; a limited number of spaces may be available for students interested in repeating a program they have done in the past. Please contact to inquire about availability in a particular program.

Please contact with any questions.