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  • Locations: Washington, DC, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Skidmore applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Features: Academic Program, Internship Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Residence Hall
Departmental Approval: American Studies, International Affairs, Political Science Language Requirement: No
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Non-Skidmore Student: No
Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 02- Sophomore, 03- Junior, 04- Senior
Program Description:
Established in 1947, the Washington Semester Program is an academic experiential learning program that includes 8 credits of academic seminar in one of 11 topic areas, 4 credits of internship, and the option of taking an additional 3-4 credits of independent research or elective course.

The seminar will give you the chance to meet professionals who are knee-deep in the fields you are studying and gain valuable expert insight.

At your internship, you'll get real-world work experience while making connections with leaders in Washington, D.C.

The research project or elective course lets you take your experience one step further and use the valuable resources that AU and Washington, D.C. have to offer.

Program Tracks include:

American Politics
Global Economics and Business
Foreign Policy
International Environment and Development
International Law and Organizations
Journalism
Justice and Law
Justice and Law: Public Law
The Middle East and World Affairs
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Transforming Communities






Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.