"You will never see that many different perspectives in such a short amount of time. The Global Economics & Business Program gave me access to a great variety of prominent guest speakers." Thomas Fischer, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
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.
During your seminar classes, you will study these and many other organizations by meeting with representatives of trade associations and multinational corporations, experts from international organizations and U.S. government agencies, and members of Congress who deal daily with issues affecting the nation and the world. Through your internship, you will acquire relevant professional experience directly related to a key aspect of international business or the global economy.
Washington, D.C. is an ideal learning environment in which to acquire unique leadership skills that will help you succeed in an increasingly competitive global market place. Seventy-five percent of all multinational companies boast offices in D.C., and 200 foreign-owned companies are based in the greater Washington area, along with several Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of international organizations, trade and professional organizations, US Federal and State agencies, and foreign embassies. As a student in the Washington Semester® Program, you will engage directly with prominent entrepreneurs, policy makers, and scholars at various think tanks, multinational corporations and financial institutions, US federal agencies, NGOs, as well as interact with business lobbyists and representatives from labor unions, and multilateral institutions.
Past Speakers Include:
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
Past Internship Sites
White House Council of Economic Advisors
U.S.-China Business Council
Europe-American Business Council
Past Seminar Topics
Economic Policy and Global Business
Foreign Aid and the Developing World
Immigration and Labor
Monetary Policy and the Global Financial Architecture