Washington Semester: Washington, D.C.

A Program of the American University

Subjects: Program options: American Politics - Foreign Policy - Global Economics & Business - International Law & Organizations - Journalism & New Media - Justice & Law - Public Health Policy - Sustainable Development

An internship is required for each of the program options.

Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity.

Length: Semester or summer.

Credit: 12.5-17 AU credits. Generally 4.0 units (4 semester hours = 1 Albion College unit) dependent on courses chosen. Includes 1.0 unit of internship credit.

Housing: On Campus Residence Halls or Off Campus Apartments

Cost: Albion College tuition plus supplemental covers program tuition. Students may apply for scholarship aid from American University.

Costs Not Covered by Albion: Travel to/from Washington; housing (various room options are available); food (various meal plans are available); transportation locally and during vacation travel; textbooks (approximately $200-$300); entertainment; miscellaneous personal expenses. Students should keep in mind that Washington is a very expensive city, but are issued a UPass when they arrive ($136 included in their fees) which is good for unlimited Metro use.

Faculty Advisor: Wiliam Rose, Robinson Hall, email:

Comments: Albion College students may apply for a partial tuition scholarship (up to $2,500) to help reduce the program charges. The program consists of two seminars, an internship, and optional research project. For full details on the summer program, go to: https://www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/summer-internship-program.cfm

Adam Anthony, Assistant Dean
Washington Semester Programs
American University, School of Professional & Extended Studies
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C. 20016-8083
Telephone: 202/895-4900
Fax: 202/895-4960
Web: www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/