Mailing Address: Mentorship Program 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016
We understand that you have many options for fall semester, prior to beginning your degree program in the spring. The Mentorship Program is flexible—allowing you to take 12 or 15 credits worth of classes. With IB or AP credits, you can easily stay on track to graduate with a 12-credit program. Even without IB or AP credits, you can stay on track to graduate if you enroll in additional classes in future semesters.
Your fall semester schedule consists of four or five 3-credit classes:
Mentored Field Practicum (internship and accompanying course), which counts as AU elective credit
Intercultural Understanding, which counts as AU's General Education Area 3
College Writing, which counts toward AU's writing requirements
Introduction to College Inquiry, which counts as AU elective credit, and
your choice of either Politics in the US, a mathematics or a statistics course (to be determined by placement test and course availability), which count toward AU degree requirements
Some of your classes will be learning laboratories—taking full advantage of our Washington, DC, location. Classes include interactive lectures and guest speakers that could introduce you to diplomats, policy makers, members of Congress, journalists, and lobbyists.
You will experience a rich and rigorous curriculum and internship. Here is an example of a WMP student class week.
Quote from a student
"We were able to meet Ambassadors, museum directors, local business women, and so many more. The integration between lecturing, meeting people with such interesting careers and histories, and in-class activities was a perfect combination." – Michaela Kirby, WMP 2016