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Admission Requirements

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but we recommend applying as early as possible as there are a limited number of spots for each program. It is never too early to secure an internship, and once you have been accepted and commit to experiencing Washington D.C. you gain access to our extensive internship database! Also, some internships require considerable lead time for security screening and processing.

Don’t wait – reserve your space today!

1. Determine if your home school is an affiliated member school.

a. If your institution is listed, speak with your member representative to receive your recommendation and an application.
 
b. If your school is not a member school, click here to access the application.

2. Make a list of any clubs, organizations and/or hobbies in which you participate as well as any leadership experience.

3 .Request a transcript to be sent from your institution to our office. Our office works hard to make sure that you receive an admission decision quickly so you should hear back from us within two to three weeks.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:
Robert Walter
Assistant Director of Admissions & Recruiting
washsem@american.edu
(800) 424-2600

If you are checking for the receipt of your application and/or transcript, contact the Dean’s office at (800) 424-2600.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Certificate Program: Are you ready for the academic, professional, and cultural experience of a lifetime? Do you want to connect with elite decision makers and business leaders in Washington, DC? Are you interested in an internship in the United States? Through the Washington Semester Program, you can spend a semester or an academic year in the dynamic, cosmopolitan city of Washington, DC, where you will access some of the most influential people and organizations in the world.

For further questions and cost information, please email the International Student Assistant at gotodc@american.edu.

International Student Director
001-202-895-4906
gotodc@american.edu

Immigration Information

The Washington Semester Program helps international students every step of the way in obtaining a J-1 or F-1 visa.