Access to the Players

The Global Economics and Business section of the Washington Semester Program provides you unparalleled opportunities to gain both conceptual and practical knowledge related to trade, finance, and economic policy. You will study and work in the nation's capital, home to such national and international economic and business players as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Recent Seminar Speakers

  • Gary Hubbard, Director of Public Affairs, US Steel Workers Union
  • William J. Niskanen, Chairman, Cato Institute
  • Keith Hall, Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisers
  • Patrick Cirillo, Deputy Chief of Operations, IMF Secretariat
  • John Galleher, Vice President, UBS Financial Services

Recent Seminar Topics

  • Economic Policy and Global Business
  • Foreign Aid and the Developing World
  • Immigration and Labor
  • Monetary Policy and the Global Financial Architecture
  • Fiscal Policy, Debt, and Financial Crises

Recent Internship Sites

  • Brookings Institute
  • White House Council of Economic Advisors
  • U.S.-China Business Council
  • Europe-American Business Council
  • Merrill Lynch

75 percent of all multinational companies boast offices in D.C.