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ILG Ethos, Rules, and Regulations

As a Jesuit and Catholic university, Georgetown places special emphasis on the dignity and worth of every person and the love of truth. Membership in this community carries with it high expectations regarding the ways in which each person will act both within and beyond Healy Gates. 

All members of the McDonough School of Business community are expected to honor the following commitments in all their actions:

  • A commitment to the highest standards of honesty and personal integrity both inside and outside the classroom.
  • A commitment to treat others in a respectful manner, regardless of differences such as race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • A commitment to open discourse and the free exchange of ideas.
  • A commitment to exercise mutual care and responsibility in all relationships.
  • A commitment to an active concern for the safety, security, and well-being of each individual and a respect for the individual, communal, and university property.

ILG Rules and Regulations

In order to ensure a successful ILG experience participants must abide by the following rules and regulations. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.


Attendance and punctuality is mandatory for all courses and activities. If absence is inevitable in case of emergency or illness, you must notify the LALP team.

During Class

The use of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, cell phones, and others is not allowed during class time and may be utilized during breaks and lunch time. This policy is strongly enforced in order to promote discussions through the participation and dialogue between instructors and all participants.


Participation will be evaluated by both ILG professors and the LALP team. Both quantity and quality matter, and our primary interest is in top-quality, fast-moving discussion.


Participants admitted to the ILG program will not be allowed to enroll in other courses at Georgetown or any other university. ILG consists of a rigorous curriculum and schedule to which participants will need to devote the majority of their time.

Living Arrangements

Participants will be living in specified apartments with up to three roommates of the same gender. Each apartment has two bedrooms, with two people per bedroom. Only ILG participants are allowed to live in these apartments.

Guests and Spouses

It is strongly recommended that participants travel alone to Washington, DC for the duration of the program due to the intense curriculum. ILG is extremely demanding in terms of time since there are scheduled activities from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday. In addition, we place a great emphasis on the networking and integration among the program participants through social activities which occur beyond the classroom, and by having family members present, we have seen that this prevents 100 percent integration with the group.

Program Fees

Every admitted participant must pay program fees in the amount of $10,000.00 USD before arriving to Washington, DC, via wire transfer. Further instructions will be given once accepted to the program. Partial scholarships are provided to eligible participants.

Travel and Visas

Participants who are accepted to the program will need to cover their own transportation to Washington, DC. Participants must apply for a visitor visa at the embassy or consulate of the United States of his/her country. The visitor visa contains two designations—B1/B2—and lasts 90 days, which covers the time spent in the United States for the ILG program. All participants must ensure they abide by these timelines when coordinating their arrival and departure flights. Once accepted, participants will receive more information.