In Spring 2015, GU-Q launched the Community Education Program to fulfill the university’s aim of enhancing engagement with society in Qatar and promoting intellectual life in the local community.
Classes are open to nationals and residents of Qatar who are 18 years or older, and have a love of learning. Classes are offered for two hours one night a week, over a six week period, and are offered in either Arabic or English.
Students who successfully participate in a minimum of five out of six classes receive a certificate of completion. These courses are not credit-bearing and are ineligible for transfer towards any formal degree or program through GU-Q.
“At Georgetown, we believe we have a duty to reach out to Qatari society and offer what we do best here to the wider community.” -Dr. Amira Sonbol, professor of history
"When I found out about Georgetown’s community classes, I signed up immediately. The lectures were both intellectually rewarding and stimulating and the professor was clearly one of the best I have ever had. It was a wonderful experience. I will definitely repeat." -Laura Reynaud, a working professional and previous Community Education Program participant