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

  • Bob Frierson, secretary of the Federal Reserve Board
  • Angelica Silvero, head of the World Bank Speakers Bureau
  • Patrick Vargas, Global Head of Government Affairs for 3M
  • Patrick Cirillo, Deputy Chief of Operations, IMF Secretariat

Recent Seminar Topics

  • Economic Policy and Global Business
  • Foreign Direct Investment 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
  • Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC)
  • Liberty Wealth Management

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