The federal government was closed on March 17, which would have been the first day for the Perry Center advanced courses residence phase, so courses began officially on March 18 instead. Students arrived in Washington, DC, during the late weekend snowstorm, and spent Monday preparing for the two-week intensive residence phase. The four courses in session are:
A total of 56 students from 20 countries are participating in the four advanced courses, representing Argentina, Bolivia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States. The courses will run for two weeks, concluding with a closing ceremony on March 28.