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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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
It was absolutely amazing - Clark University View Entire Review
This program was really the best choice for me. It allowed me to experience and study law, which I had never done before. This program also has many international students interested in it (my class was half students from the U.S. and half students from other parts of the world). The professor was excellent and very interested i... - American University View Entire Review
Past Review A Semester In Dc
It is the experience I need to stand out for the rest of my life. It's an amazing experience that more students should do! View Entire Review
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Yes - Trinity University View Entire Review
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I learned about how D.C. REALLY works and I gained knowledge that is applicable to both of my majors. This was fantastic experience that allowed me to make connections with people from outside of Texas. I also got to learn about other people's programs and what they plan on doing for a career. My class helped me hone in on what ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Absolutely, I learned so much. I learned to be independent and watch what I say. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
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I learned so much. I really think that this semester was a turning point for my education and future career. If you're interested, go for it! - Tulane University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American University: Washington D.C - Washington Semester Program
I learned a lot about myself- like that I can actually survive and even thrive in a 9-6 office environment. I learned useful life skills, like how to hold a political dialogue, and even how to navigate public transport. Perhaps most importantly, I have confirmed that I really do love politics and policy, and I have caught Potoma... - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was by far my best college experience yet. It has reinforced my future plans and gave me a grounding for my actions in society. - Clark University View Entire Review
Past Review A Semester In Dc
It is the experience I need to stand out for the rest of my life. It's an amazing experience that more students should do! - State U View Entire Review
Past Review A Semester In Dc
It is the experience I need to stand out for the rest of my life. It's an amazing experience that more students should do! - Moravian College View Entire Review
It wasn't abroad but it was very worthwhile. - Rollins College View Entire Review
I learned how to network and listen carefully. People are their to help you and guide you. Take full advantage of your resources. - Siena College View Entire Review
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Definitely worthwhile. - Rice University View Entire Review
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Yes, LOVED IT!! - Tulane University View Entire Review
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It was definitely worthwhile. I gained interviewing and other professional skills, a better understanding of political issues all around the world. - Tulane 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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