Established in 1947, the Washington Semester Program pairs academic and experiential learning with an internship at one of D.C.’s many influential institutions. Receive academic credit and:
Gain a competitive edge in the job market
Learn on-site at key organizations in D.C.
Engage with prominent experts and leaders in government, international affairs, non-profit and media organizations
Interact with professionals in your field
Participate in hands-on seminars
Experience the culture of Washington, D.C.
Build your professional and personal networks
WORK IN D.C.
Become career-ready by interning in Washington, D.C. You will gain practical and professional experience that will elevate you in a competitive job market. Our staff provides expert advice on acquiring an internship before your arrival. Focus on your long-term professional development and reflect on your experiences in the accompanying academic course.
Fall 2017 Estimated Costs *Final costs will be available in early April 2017
Estimated Tuition (per semester)
$22,023 (12-17 credits) for full-time undergraduate students and students from non-partner schools.
Partner School Students – There are tiered rates for partner schools. Consult your home school representative for your tuition rate.
Housing costs range from $3,657 to $7,247. Please see our Tuition and Fees sheet for more details.
Scholarships are available. For priority consideration, complete your application by March 3rd.
Tiered Tuition Rates
Tier 1: $16,500 for schools with tuition rates below 75% of current AU tuition.
Tier 2: Home School rate for schools with home school tuition rates greater than $16,500, but less than AU’s rate.
Tier 3: AU prevailing undergraduate tuition rate for schools with home school tuition rates at or greater than AU’s rate.
Students may qualify for additional scholarships available based on merit and need.
A Quick Look into the Washington Semester Program
Join four Spring 2017 WSP students from different schools and a WSP alum in a webinar with Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Heather Broberg.