Affiliated Programs

Affiliated Programs

Interested in spending a semester in Chicago, Washington D.C., or New York City?  Learn more about three programs IWU has approved for student participation in the fall and spring semesters!



Washington Semester Program – American University

The Washington Semester Program was designed to bring students to the nation's capital to study government through first-hand experience and contact with political, business, and community leaders. Throughout its 50-year history, the program has blended the traditional academic environment with experiential learning. It offers students an opportunity to live, work, and learn in Washington, D.C. The program involves: an educational seminar, an internship, and a research project or elective class. Students choose a program of interest from 10 options (ranging from Journalism or Foreign Policy to American Politics or International Environment & Development). Some programs include a study abroad component.  The complete program is offered in fall and spring with the internship component offered in summer.

▷ Meet Elizabeth McMahon '96, Washington Semester Program alumna

▷ Q&A with Diane Lowenthal, associate dean of Academic Programs at American University