Established in 1947, the Washington Semester® Program is an academic experiential learning program for students who, at the time they participate in the Program, will be at least in their second semester of their second year of college. It includes 8 credits of academic seminar in one of 12 topic areas, 4 credits of internship, and the option of taking an additional 3-4 credits of independent research or an elective course.
The seminar will give you the chance to meet professionals who are chest-deep in the fields you are studying so that you gain valuable expert insights first-hand.
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.