Then-Senator Richard Lugar meeting with a previous (Fall 2008) Foreign Policy Semester class in the Ceremonial Meeting Room of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in the U.S. Capitol Building.
Washington Semester Foreign Policy students have a front-row seat to the action as foreign policy is debated, formulated, and implemented. They have unparalleled opportunities to examine firsthand the emerging issues in international relations through direct interaction with lobbyists, decision makers, government officials, public opinion shapers, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the media, and leading academic experts.
Students first examine the institutions, participants, and processes involved in foreign policy-making in our country. Students then study specific issues and regions such as national security; arms control; nuclear nonproliferation; the changing dynamics among the United States, Russia, China, and Europe; and conflicts and challenges in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. If you want to understand how international events affect your life, personally and professionally, enroll in the Washington Semester Foreign Policy Program!
"The Foreign Policy Program is a marvelous experience giving students an opportunity to become an integral part of our nation's capital." Daniel Hicks, Providence College
Past Speakers Include...
Richard G. Lugar, U.S. Senator
Amb. James Woolsey, Former Director of the CIA
Minister Counselor François Rivasseau, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of France
H.E. Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation
Amb. Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Past Internship Sites
American Academy of Diplomacy
Embassy of France
Center for a Free Cuba
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Past Seminar Topics
The News Media and Foreign Policy
Think Tanks and the U.S. Foreign Policy Debate
Redefining Security in a Globalized World
Nuclear Proliferation in the Age of Global Terrorism