American University: Washington D.C - Washington Semester Program

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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 marketLearn on-site at ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.2
Based on 7 Reviews
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I learned how to live and work in a city. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 12, 2018 Living In Dc
Better understanding of what I want to do in life - Trinity University View Entire Review
August 04, 2016 Absolutely Inspiring!
See above comment. It was very inspiring, and changed my views on the world. - Trinity University View Entire Review
June 19, 2016 Unforgetable
You learn the most from doing things you aren't used to. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned about professionalism and networking - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned how to network in a professional setting and how to get ahead in DC. My best experienced occurred outside the classroom, at professional events, workshops, volunteer opportunities. It was not worthwhile because the reason I was there - the "study" of study abroad - was not engaging. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of knowledge about myself. I discovered what I want to do as a career. It was definitely a worth wile experience. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned a lot about what I may want to do in my future from this program. I had never been to DC before or knew much about life there, so spending the summer living there helped me figure out if it is a place I could see myself in a few years. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Very Fun
An acute understanding of American Politics. It was worth while. - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American University: Washington D.C - Washington Semester Program
I learned professionalism and how to work in an office environment. Also, to keep in contact with your friends. It was definitely worthwhile. - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
I learned a lot about justice and law and gained many connections. I also grew to love the city of Washington DC. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile because of all the experience I gained through my internship and seminar class. It set me up for at least thinking about what I want to do with my future. - Stonehill College View Entire Review
I gained work and Hill experience and research experience. It has confirmed my academic interests and future plans, and will be a great thing to have on my resume as I search for summer internships and future jobs. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I got the ability to network with tons of people in my same field of study making it invaluable. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I was not abroad. - Trinity University View Entire Review
June 26, 2016 Amazing
I gained a sense of how politics works. It was a worth while experience. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I gained great professional experience that was very worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Cool
a more in-depth look about my major and different cultures. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American University: Washington D.C - Washington Semester Program
Past Review Exciting!
The WSP really made me grow up and learn how to live and work in a city that I had never been to before. It was definitely worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Learned about what I want my future career to be. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American University: Washington D.C - Washington Semester Program
I had an amazing job and got to really live as a journalist. It was all worth it. I made amazing friends and found the city I want to live in as an adult. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Learnt a lot about DC, it was amazing, would do a DC program again but likely a different on (Foreign Policy, American Politics, or coexistence) - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Ok!
Yes - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Great
Independence is important in a new city. Also learn how to navigate - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes. Visiting actual places and talking to professionals help absorb information we learned - Trinity University View Entire Review

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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


The School of Professional & Extended Studies has a strong tradition of partnering with institutions overseas to host international students and professionals for opportunities in Washington, D.C. Our global network allows American University to sponsor J-1 exchange visitors for some of our programs.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Minimum GPA:
70.0
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