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